RIP James Garner. He was a gentleman and a joy to work with. The world is a sadder place without him. Photo from Mr. Buddwing.
Photo: RIP James Garner. He was a gentleman and a joy to work with. The world is a sadder place without him. Photo from Mr. Buddwing.
Now onto my second day at Florida SuperCon. Check out this handsome man that I ran into yesterday! I adore Ernie Hudson - always have!
Photo: Now onto my second day at Florida SuperCon. Check out this handsome man that I ran into yesterday! I adore Ernie Hudson - always have!
Hope everyone in the US had as much fun as I did last night watching the fireworks from the beach in Miami Beach. Everyone was so friendly and the show was great!
Photo: Hope everyone in the US had as much fun as I did last night watching the fireworks from the beach in Miami Beach. Everyone was so friendly and the show was great!
Wanted to also say how happy I am to hear that my dear friend Richard Arnold is on the mend. Loved seeing him at FedCon . I hope to see him again soon.
Sorry for being so quiet lately. I've been enjoying some time with my good friend Dr Mae Jemison.
Now I'm heading out again - this time to my hometown - Chicago. See you at Creation Chicago tomorrow!
I had an incredible time at FedCon in Dusseldorf. So many wonderful fans came from all over Europe - thank you! I also got to spend some time with my good friend Amanda Tapping again - always a pleasure. Have I mentioned before that I adore Amanda? — with Noemy Ferrero.
Photo: I had an incredible time at FedCon in Dusseldorf. So many wonderful fans came from all over Europe - thank you! I also got to spend some time with my good friend Amanda Tapping again - always a pleasure. Have I mentioned before that I adore Amanda?
On my way to FedCon! Had such a great time the last time that I was there that I just HAD to come back!
Offizielle Facebookseite zur FedCon Convention, 29.5.-1.6.2014 in Düsseldorf. > Impressum/Impress
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Happening right now at Creation Con in Cherry Hill NJ - Nichelle and some of her wonderful fans.
Photo: Happening right now at Creation Con in Cherry Hill NJ - Nichelle and some of her wonderful fans.
I'm really looking forward to watching The Real History of Science Fiction starting on BBC America April 19th! They were lovely people and from the looks of it I am in great company in this series. I'll be watching --- will you?
ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST NICHELLE NICHOLS TO RECEIVE ESSENCE CHAMPIONS AWARD AT ESSENCE’S 7th ANNUAL BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD LUNCHEON, FEBRUARY 27, BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA

Santa Monica, CA (Feb. 3, 2014) - Actress and a...ctivist, Nichelle Nichols, will receive an Essence Champions Award at the Essence 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on February 27 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

She will be honored, along with other legendary performers that include Diahann Carroll, Nichelle Nichols, Jim Brown, Denise Nicholas and Clarence Williams III, who are all considered Champions of the Civil Rights Movement on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The iconic Grand Dame of sci-fi, Nichelle Nichols is remembered for the portrayal of Chief Communications Officer, Lt. Uhura, on the original “Star Trek” television series, its subsequent blockbuster motion pictures and animated shows. After the series’ cancellation she went on the work with NASA and was instrumental in recruiting the first minority astronauts for the Space Shuttle Program. Some of these recruits included Dr. Sally Ride, the first American female accepted into the program, Colonel Guion Bluford who became the first African-American astronaut, Lori Garver who went on the serve as Deputy Administrator and Charles Bolden, who is the current National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator.

It is well known that during the run of “Star Trek” she considering leaving the show. However, during a chance meeting at an NAACP event she was persuaded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to withdraw her resignation as he considered her playing fourth in command of the Starship USS Enterprise a positive and non-stereotypical role model, for the time.

Additional career highlights include sharing the first interracial kiss on network television with co-star William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the series and being the first African American woman to have her hands and footprints imbedded at the TCL (Grauman’s) Chinese Theatre with the release of “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.” She is also the recipient of a distinguished Public Service Award for her work with NASA and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Currently, Nichelle Nichols is Executive Producing a television series entitled “Noah’s Room.” It is a heart wrenching and heartwarming story of a young man who has to come to terms with killing an African-American teenager while driving his foster fathers’ stole car and then going to live with the boys’ distraught parents.

Comment’s Ms. Nichols, “I am so happy and thrilled to accept this award, along with my friends and colleagues. When I was contacted by Essence, I thought I was going to be asked to be a presenter, not an award winner. I am extremely honored.”

For additional information on the Essence 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon and live internet award feed, please visit www.essence.com
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Do you live in LA? - I'll be on the KTLA Morning News around 9:15am on Thurs 2/20 to talk about the upcoming Essence Champions Awards.
Happy Valentine's Day! For those with their own Valentine - that's fantastic. If you don't have one - please allow me to be your Valentine.
It was no Tribble At All last night as I joined the celebration for my dear friend David Gerrold's birthday!Such a wonderful, fun, evening!
In honor of Dr. King I'd love to share with you something that I first posted in '12:

The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continue to inspire people of all races to strive for equality and love for each other and each other's differences.
Another man that sought to show us what life could be like if we all worked together to create a better universe was Gene Roddenberry.
The words of both ...of these men still ring true today.
Bless you all, from the hearts of Nichelle Nichols and Kett Kettering

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

Gene Roddenberry -
We have within reach, now, the attainment of almost every dream of mankind.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

Gene Roddenberry -
The mixture of races and colors and religions here says that democracy does work...and it's a great thing -- you haven't seen anything yet...we can become anything, do anything we want to do.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

Gene Roddenberry -
Almost all of this comes out of my feeling that the human future is bright. We're just beginning. We have wonders ahead of us. I don't see how it can be any other way.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Gene Roddenberry -
This is a marvelous stew, the human condition. It used to be, the stew was made up of tasteless things back in the feudal days. Now, it's laid over with wonderful things in addition to the bad things. You can't study evolution, particularly the evolution of humanity, that you don't see that it's getting better and better.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -
This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.

Gene Roddenberry -
There is a tomorrow - we humans are going to make it - we're something.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -
This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

Gene Roddenberry -
If man is to survive, he will have learned to take a delight in the essential differences between men and between cultures. He will learn that differences in ideas and attitudes are a delight, part of life's exciting variety, not something to fear. Perhaps on of the primary features of Star Trek that made it different from other shows was, it believed that humans are improving.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to sped up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Gene Roddenberry -
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