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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Malik Yoba.

Author: Malik Yoba; Julieanna L Richardson; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Actor and youth activist Malik Yoba was born Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba on September 17, 1967 in the Bronx, New York. He was raised a Sunni Muslim, and earned his high school diploma in 1989 from City-As-School. He joined City Kids Foundation in 1986 as a volunteer, and became vice president in 1991. That same year, Yoba landed a starring role in the Disney film Cool Runnings. In 1994, Yoba received the role of NYPD  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Malik Yoba; Malik Yoba
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Malik Yoba; Julieanna L Richardson; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150885
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2014 December 9.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (3 hr., 6 min., 17 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Malik Yoba
Malik Yoba

Abstract:

Actor and youth activist Malik Yoba was born Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba on September 17, 1967 in the Bronx, New York. He was raised a Sunni Muslim, and earned his high school diploma in 1989 from City-As-School. He joined City Kids Foundation in 1986 as a volunteer, and became vice president in 1991. That same year, Yoba landed a starring role in the Disney film Cool Runnings. In 1994, Yoba received the role of NYPD Detective J. C. Williams in the Fox television police drama New York Undercover, where he and his co-star Michael DeLorenzo became the first actors of color starring in both leading roles of a cop-drama. Yoba went on to star in numerous television series and feature films. He was honored with three NAACP Image Awards in 1996, 1997 and 1998 for his work on New York Undercover. Yoba joined the cast of Fox’s Empire in 2014.

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