Monday, April 20, 2009

Joseph C. Phillips speaks to YAF


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Joseph C. Phillips played Martin Kendall on the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show from 1989 to 1991. Additionally, he portrayed Justus Ward on the ABC soap opera General Hospital from 1994 to 1998. Phillips is also a guest political commentator on "News and Notes with Ed Gordon" on most NPR radio stations. In 2006, Phillips published an autobiography, He Talk Like A White Boy, which had a foreword by Tavis Smiley.

Phillips is an ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. He has spoken extensively about the disease and its effect on the family.He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors Equity Association, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and was National Co-Chair of the African American Steering committee for Bush/Cheney ’04, was named a member of the Republican National Committees African American Advisory Board.

2 comments:

cynthianicus said...

This is a wonderful speech. Mr. Phillips should certainly run for office. We need leaders like him who remind us of our American principles rather than only debating specific issues. We don't revisit those great truths often enough and revere the purifying effect they have had on this country as we have been forced in each generation to live up to them to a greater and greater degree.

Anonymous said...

Phillips is great. I've been reading his essays at his site for quite awhile now.

I really wish someone would put his YAF speech on youtube.
No matter what I do, I cannot get this one to run without it stopping and starting.
I tried pausing it for awhile....but it eventually starts doing it again.

SB Smith
Texas