All of the astronauts picked by NASA to participate in its maiden manned space programs, Mercury and Gemini, were white males. However, behind the scenes, there was a dedicated team of African-American, female mathematicians who played a pivotal role in ensuring that they launched and returned safely, whether from orbiting the Earth or a mission to the moon.
McFarland, USA DVD Review by Kam Williams Kevin Costner Shines in Inspirational, Real-Life Tale of Overcoming-the-Odds In the fall of 1987, Jim White (Kevin Costner) was fired as head football coach of a high school team in Boise, Idaho when he lost his temper and hit one of his players in the face […]
Black or White Film Review by Kam Williams Grandparents Square-Off over Biracial Child in Contentious Courtroom Drama When Elliot Anderson’s (Kevin Costner) wife Carol (Jennifer Ehle) perishes in a tragic car accident, he suddenly finds himself facing the prospect of raising his 7 year-old granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell) alone. After all, the couple […]
Kevin Costner The “Black or White” Interview with Kam Williams Oscar-Winner Reflects on Life, Career and His Latest Film Kevin Michael Costner was born in Lynwood, California on January 18, 1955. After landing a breakout role in Silverado in 1985, he enjoyed a meteoric rise in such hit pictures as The Untouchables, […]