That Celebrity Interview: Chris Spencer

By Valder Beebe
Columnist

The Valder Beebe Show is and always has been a pulse of current trends and topics featuring guests from premier industries in America. My audience will be enthralled with my conversation with Chris Spencer who shares his views on the current upheaval of Black Lives Matter to the memorable and laugh-out-loud reality of All the Way Black. Spencer, the creator of Real Husbands of Hollywood, is taking a walk down memory lane with hilarious color-commentary of iconic moments in Black pop culture in his new comedy series All The Way Black. Rich in nostalgia and uproarious observations, each half-hour episode of All the Way Black looks at seminal moments in Black pop culture from the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. This season boasts a bevy of guest appearances, including Kevin Frazier, LisaRaye McCoy, and Donnell Rawlings, to name a few.

There are rules – the most memorable Black household do’s and don’ts when growing up Black; hair – afros and cornrows; Prince, Halle and the hottest Black beauties from back in the day; and there are “The Juice,” “Air Jordan” and the sports superstars who paved the way for today’s big money celebrity endorsements and catchy ad campaigns. The biggest personalities and moments in modern black pop culture history are all ripe for scrutiny in All The Way Black, Spencer has performed for President Obama at the White House and hosted the syndicated late-night talk show Vibe. His film credits include Bad Ass, Black Dynamite, Sin, Sixth Man, and Don’t Be a Menace…. He is also the author of the bestselling book, 750 Ways to Tell if You’re Ghetto.

Text provided by Chris Spencer’s publicists in conjunction with the Valder Beebe Show.

VBS: Thank you for accepting my invitation. As I talk to people across America, give us insight: how did you bring All the Way Black, into the consciousness of the viewer because being Black has not always been popular.

CS: Yeah….but they have always wanted to be us. People mimic our culture, Black culture, all over the planet.

VBJ: Chris you are unabashed and bold about being Black. Is there space for you to do this? Is now the time to do this?

CS: Yes! Especially for the drama that is unfolding across TV and the world. We need to be proud of who we are. A lot of our white friends have remained ignorant from redlining to Jim Crow. We need to help our white friends…

To see Chris Spencer’s full interview, go to YouTube.com/valderbeebeshow

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