History Repeats Itself With The Biopic

Don't miss actor Chad Boseman tonight on 106!

Chad Boseman As Jackie Robinson - Actor Chad Boseman is coming through 106 & Park tonight to discuss his portrayal of the trailblazing athlete, Jackie Robinson in the new movie 42. Boseman plays Jackie who is one of the most important athletes in history, especially to the advancement of Blacks in society.Don't miss a minute of Chad Boseman tonight when he comes through with his 42 co-star Harrison Ford only on 106!(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Chad Boseman As Jackie Robinson - Actor Chad Boseman is coming through 106 & Park tonight to discuss his portrayal of the trailblazing athlete, Jackie Robinson in the new movie 42. Boseman plays Jackie who is one of the most important athletes in history, especially to the advancement of Blacks in society.Don't miss a minute of Chad Boseman tonight when he comes through with his 42 co-star Harrison Ford only on 106!(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson - Two years before he broke baseball?s color barrier by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson was a star in the Negro Leagues, playing for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945. The second baseman was inducted under the Dodgers in 1962. (Photo:  Sporting News via Getty Images)

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Jackie Robinson - Jackie Robinson was the first Black player in Major League Baseball and debuted as a shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues in 1944.  In 1947 he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and shattered the color lines in baseball. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement, especially for Black athletes. In 1955, he went on to help the BK Dodgers win the World Series before retiring from the game in 1957.(Photo: Sporting News via Getty Images).

Rob Brown as Ernie Davis

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Rob Brown as Ernie Davis - In 2008, actor Rob Brown portrayed the very influential career of football player Ernie Davis. The story came to life on screen in the film The Express and brought attention to Ernie's life and legacy as a player.(Photo: John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

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Ernie Davis - Known as the "Elmira Express," Ernie Davis was forecasted to be one of the best football players to ever enter the league after making quite the name for himself on the Syracuse University football team. He was the first Black man to win the Heisman trophy and was drafted to the Cleveland Browns under his idol Jim Brown. Unfortunately, Davis never played a single game due to lukemia. He died at the age of 23.(Photo:  Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Beyonce as Etta James

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Beyonce as Etta James - In the movie Cadillac Records, Beyonce portrayed the one and only Etta James. It not only showed off Bey's acting skills, but it told the story of the blues legend in a very real and raw way opening the eyes of a generation and putting them onto her music.(Photo: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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Etta James - Etta James once said,  "My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you can still bring something of your own to it. I'd like to think I did that." Well, Ms. James, you definitely did. With a career and voice that's spanned nearly six decades, the impact and influence of Etta James is still felt today through powerful voices liek Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and more.(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Take That, Take That! - Versatile actor Derek Luke walked the red carpet in a black suit highlighted by his skinny silver tie.  (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Derek Luke as Diddy - The 2009 movie, Notorious explored the life and legacy of The Notorious B.I.G. It starred Derek Luke as Diddy and it seemed like kismet because Derek got that Diddy boppin' swag down to a science. Talk about believable!(Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

Diddy @iamdiddy - Tweet: "Happy Birthday To The Beautiful Aaliyah!" pic.twitter.com/XS7HROgADiddy along with several other celebs, including his girlfriend, Cassie, wished the late great Aaliyah a happy birthday. The singer would have been 34 on January 16. (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Diddy - From Bad Boy's man in charge, to a super producer, loving father, actor, entrepreneur and much more Diddy's history in the hip hop industry has been amazing and his story is still being written, so stay tuned!(Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Jamie Foxx - Jamie Foxx took his stance in the current civil rights movement, when he wore a T-shirt featuring Trayvon Martin?s face to the 2013 MTV Music Awards. Foxx backed the Martin family last March demanding justice for their son at the Million Hoodies March in New York City.(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

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Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles - Jamie Foxx's role of a lifetime came when he protrayed Ray Charles in the biopic Ray. The classically trained pianist and singer was perfect for the role and it won him an Oscar. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

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Ray Charles - Born in Georgia in 1930, Ray Charles went on to be one of the most influential voice in music. After going blind at the age of seven, Ray Charles learned how to navigate life on his own while honing his vocal and piano skills. His talent spawned hits like "Unchain My Heart," "Hit The Road," the classic "Georgia On My Mind" and fused gospel, blues, country and more into a unique brand of music that will never be forgotten.(Photo: RB/Redferns)