MIA Magazine 2018 American Black Film Festival - Page 8

8BB AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 Whitfield Believes Minority Entertainers Help Move the Country Forward By Angeline Taylor caption Dondre Whitfield appears in a scene with Retina Wesley in the third season of OWN’s “Queen Sugar.” As a child and an adult, African-American actor Dondre Whitfield has performed on shows that have changed the color of television. “I feel like my memoir is going to be called from Robert to Remy,” said Whitfield, referring to his character Robert, the young sweetheart of Vanessa Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.” Today, the three-time Emmy Award nominee is part of the talented cast in OWN’s drama “Queen Sugar.” He plays Remy Newell, an irrigation specialist and confidant t