Laurence Fishburne was born on July 30, 1961, in Augusta, Georgia. It wasn’t until the 1990s that he became a recognized actor. His string of successes included Boyz N The Hood, What’s Love Got to Do With It? (for which he received an Academy Award nomination) and The Matrix and its sequels. He was also in 2006′sAkeelah and the Bee. That same year he appeared in Bobby.
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Bill Cosby was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He dropped out of high school to join the U.S. Navy, and later dropped out of college to become a stand-up comedian. Cosby’s first acting assignment, in the espionage series I Spy (1965-1968), made him the first black actor to star in a dramatic role on network television. Cosby’s most successful work, The Cosby Show, appeared on NBC from 1984 to 1992, and was the highest-rated sitcom for five consecutive years.
The Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida (BBIF), a nonprofit organization was established in 1987 and began operations in 1988 in Central Florida. The organization, certified by the State of Florida as a Black Business Investment Corporation (BBIC), is one of eight BBICs established out of Florida’ statute, the Florida Small and Minority Business Act of 1985 to provide loans to Black-owned businesses.
Wealthy African Americans are more likely than their non-black counterparts to donate to charity and to feel responsible for assisting adult family members financially, according to Wealth in Black America. The survey by financial company Northern Trust polled African Americans with household incomes of at least $250,000 or a minimum of $1 million in investable assets.