February 22nd, 2009
Featured in the Philadelphia Tribune:
As Black History Month continues, TV One, which has dubbed February “Our History Month,” will premiere “Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement.” Narrated by Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr., this two-hour documentary, airing at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, chronicles how “the power of lyrics and songs helped move a nation during the most turbulent days of the 20th century.”
February 21st, 2009
Louis Gossett, Jr accepts his Academy Award for An Officer and a Gentleman
ABC News recently interviewed Mr. Gossett for both an article and a TV spot that looks at Oscar winners and their resulting careers.
From the article:
“People say you’re going to win another one — one day. That’s not really why I do it these days. I look at the challenge of a part and put all of myself into it and say goodbye. It’s for people to watch,” said Gossett.
Read the full story here, or watch the TV spot.
February 19th, 2009
BlackVoices featured Mr. Gossett in an article about Life After The Oscars.
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January 30, 2009
Actors Louis Gossett Jr. and Raven-Symone Provide YOHCAST Interviews to Inspire Youth
Atlanta, GA – The Youth of Honor Foundation was thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be blessed with words of encouragement from Legendary Academy Award Winning Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. and Trumpet Pinnacle Award Winner, Singer, Dancer, and Actress Raven-Symone. In taped interviews this past weekend, while in Atlanta for the 2009 Trumpet Awards, these two individuals shared their take on GETTING YOH JUMP ON LIFE. ‘True happiness lies in helping people, and you don’t have to follow people going down the wrong path,’ said Raven. ‘Don ‘t do the wrong thing to justify yourself, you’re wasting your life.’ Ms. Symone has spent her entire life growing up in front of our eyes on The Cosby Show and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. She keeps her family around her a nd people who tell her the truth. She encourages everyone to ’see the good in mentors to help you be a better you.’
Mr. Gossett echoes that sentiment. He is certainly no stranger to drea ming big and living out that dream. With numerous blockbuster movie credits such as An Officer and a Gentleman and Tyler Perry’s 2007 Movie Daddy’ s Little Girls, Mr. Gossett is the true epitome of success. ‘You must have a roadmap for success,’ he said. ‘Man is subject to disappointment. There are no more excuses guys. We have a new President. He is our new role model.’
Check out the YOHCAST interviews below!
We encourage you to even post a comment on our YouTube site to be shared with youth around the world. Let’s face it. President Barack Obama has said it time and again throughout his campaign and even aft er he gave his oath of office on that monumental, historic Inauguration Day, January 20th. He made it clear that ‘Change will come,’ but only after we join together and do our part. What better echo of his sentiments than to have two generational trailblazers, Raven-Symone and Louis Gossett, Jr. simultaneously offering their messages of inspiration to today’s youth and future generations.
We encourage you to tune in NOW and be inspired.
The Youth of Honor Team