Tyson Beckford

Born and raised on the tough streets of New York, Tyson Beckford lived the life of guns, drugs, gangs, sex and violence. In order to survive, he “did what he had to do”. Admittedly, his life was on course for some hard times had it not been for what we would like to call “divine intervention”… [Read More]

Russell Wong

Challenging traditional stereotypes for Asian-American actors, Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as a performer. The sixth of seven children, Russell Wong was born on March 1, 1963 [Read More]

John C. Liu

As Chairperson of the Council’s Committee on Transportation, Liu focuses public policy on the critical role transportation options play in economic development and access to jobs. He demands, and has secured, more accountability from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority… [Read More]

Ann Curry

Ms. Curry has distinguished herself in global humanitarian reporting. From March 2006 to March 2007, she traveled three times to Sudan to report on the violence and ethnic cleansing taking place in Darfur and Chad. While there, she provided in-depth reports focusing on the… [Read More]

Utada Hikaru

She dominates the charts in Japan whenever she releases a single or album, but to call her a J-pop singer ignores Utada’s American roots and her desire to break all the rules of the genre. Born January 19, 1983, in New York City to a traditional Japanese-style singer mother and… [Read More]