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Hill Harper to Host #CBMATurns10!

CBMA is thrilled to announce Actor, Author and Philanthropist Hill Harper as the newest addition to our #CBMATurns10 Gala!

Hill will serve as the Host/MC of our 10th Anniversary: Black Male Re-Imagined Gala and Fundraiser, where we'll honor CBMA Board Chair and Skillman Foundation President & CEO Tonya Allen, Open Society Foundations Founder George Soros, and Ariel Investments Chairman and CEO John W. Rogers, Jr. for their visionary leadership to advance Black Male Achievement. 

Harper is perhaps most recognizable for his starring role in the CBS hit television drama CSI: NY where he played eccentric Dr. Sheldon Hawkes from 2004 to 2013 for which Harper won three NAACP Image Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Subsequently, Harper returned to CBS starring in Covert Affairs, the fast-paced drama Limitless, and Showtime’s award-winning drama Homeland. This season, Harper rejoins the cast of ABC’s #1 drama The Good Doctor and hosts How It Really Happened with Hill Harper on HLN. In theatres, Harper can be seen co-starring alongside Will Smith in the Sony Pictures film Concussion, in the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me and this summer’s hit off- broadway New York play Our Lady of 121st Street directed by Phylicia Rashad.

In addition to his performing career, Harper has authored four New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, The Conversation, and The Wealth Cure which chronicled his diagnosis with thyroid cancer and his journey to health. Letters to a Young Brother won several awards and was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007. Harper has been recognized with seven NAACP Image Awards, four of them for his writing. His latest book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother, which speaks to the current mass incarceration crisis, was released to critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards.

Harper is the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs.

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