The purpose of the Black College Quiz game show series is to encourage an appreciation of African-American Heritage by all people in an entertaining quiz show format. The quiz show features college students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominately Black Institutions, and Universities and Colleges with Black Studies Departments from around the country showcasing their knowledge and skills of African-American history and culture. Through BCQ, we show the nation that African-American’s have made valuable contributions to the world in the areas of life that are not typically glamorized. We have a vision that educating our children will open doors and break the stereotypes that people have developed about the African-American race. Each participant of BCQ earns scholarship money to help offset the expenses of college.
Radio host, actor, comedian, producer, entrepreneur Thomas Miles, aka "Nephew Tommy", is making his mark on the world of entertainment. A multi-faceted entertainer and comedian, Tommy hosted the 2010 Essence Music Festival, and recorded a one-hour comedy special in the famed Motor City Casino in Detroit, Michigan.
Though he enjoys a successful career as an entertainer, Tommy has also set his sights on the creation of a broader empire. At the center of Tommy's body of entertainment works and business ventures beats the heart of a gifted thespian. With years of experience starring in over a dozen stage plays and independent films, earning a Theater Arts degree, and working with the Royal Shakespeare Company of London, Tommy has honed his craft as an actor on both stage and screen.
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Black College Quiz is produced in memory of the late Dr. Rosemary R. Jackson, who served as the Research Director and Associate Producer of the series.
Dr. Jackson’s lifelong passion was education, which she instilled in her family, especially her children and grandson. Her daughter is a graduate of Syracuse University and her son graduated from the University of Minnesota. Through her tireless support and encouragement, her grandson is on target to graduate from Morehouse College. Dr. Jackson received a Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago State University, a Master’s Degree from National College of Education, a second Master’s Degree in English from DePaul University and her Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University.
In addition to her capacities with Black College Quiz, she served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University and educator at Marshall High School, Hyde Park High School and Kennedy King College. Dr. Jackson is fondly remembered as a mentor who invigorated, and enlightened the minds of countless students, preparing and encouraging them to assume roles in every profession.
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