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- Angelo Ellerbee – President/Founder, Double XXposure Media Relations
Born in Princeton, Rutgers alumnus
The legacy continues with the incomparable Paul Robeson who was the quintessential 20th century renaissance man as a stage and film actor, professional football player, bass-baritone concert singer, lawyer, and social activist. For Robeson, it all began at Rutgers where he was the third African American student ever enrolled at the prestigious university. In his senior year, Robeson presided as class valedictorian before embarking as a figure in the Harlem Renaissance and performing in such classics as “All God’s Chillun Got Wings” and “The Emperor Jones.” He also championed the rights of working people and amplified his voice against racism amid unspeakable odds. But it was also Robeson’s rendition of “O’ Man River” from the “Showboat” musical that became an American masterpiece for years to come.
The legacy continues with the comedic genius of Rutgers grad Bill Bellamy, whose stand-up career has been a stand-out amid years in the entertainment industry following hosting stints at E!, MTV, and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam as well as memorable acting roles in movies from “Love Jones” to “How To Be A Player.” This master of comedy who’s got jokes from relationships to pop culture keeps delivering one-liners on ‘any given day.’
Englewood raised, Rutgers alumnus
The legacy continues with the musical achievements of Grammy award winning pop, soul, jazz, gospel, and adult contemporary singer/songwriter Regina Belle. ‘A whole new world’ opened up for the former Englewood resident after matriculating at Rutgers University as an opera and jazz major. Her appreciation for various genres of music led to successful collaborations with Jeffrey Osborne, Johnny Mathis, and Peabo Bryson, among others. Presently, Regina is an ordained minister and Minister of Music of two churches in Atlanta, GA.