Growing up in a bi-lingual, bi-cultural and bi-racial household has afforded Michele many benefits. She learned early on to treat others with compassion and respect. She developed an easygoing attitude even though she received many unsolicited comments about her ethnicity such as “What are you?” She grew up comprehending that who you are as a person is what makes each individual unique, not his or her ethnic origin.
CHO Honorees 2019
As a filmmaker, she made history by the time she was 30 when she became the first black female director to do a major motion picture at a Hollywood studio when she directed A Dry White Season, which depicted the horrors of apartheid.
Robin’s vision was to honor
WWII’s Tuskegee Airmen by
continuing their legacy with
the next generation of pilots
and provide tools for youth to
learn about aviation as a real
life application of math and
Gordon Bobb, a partner at the Century City law firm of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano, focuses his work primarily on the representation of actors, comedians, athletes, writers, directors, production companies and distribution companies across television, film and multimedia platforms. Beyond his law practice, Bobb serves as a member of the board of directors for the Black House Foundation, and as an advisor for the Georgetown entertainment media alliance
The Grenadian-American comedian and actress – with writing and producing credits to boot – has been at this entertainment thing for a while, making a name for herself with projects that span music, television and film. A quick Internet search confirms the 37-year-old’s credits date back to the early ‘90s.