Bronx Walk of Fame 2015 — Malik Yoba (Video)

Bronx-born and raised (1571 Undercliff Avenue, Brown Place, etc.), film/TV actor (Empire, NY Undercover, Cool Runnings) and social activist (Incite32) Malik Yoba accepts his induction into the Bronx Walk of Fame. Malik shouts out his mother and his children. He talks about his Dad’s influence, dismisses his own celebrity status and shares what it means to be a social entrepreneur. An excerpt of his remarks follow:

Born Abdul-Malik Kashie Yoba in the South Bronx, he is most recently known for his role in Fox’s new drama, Empire, a hip-hop drama centers on a music industry heavyweight who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public.

“This is an honor to be inducted into the ‘Bronx Walk of Fame,’ a borough that taught me the values of life and giving back to the community,” said Malik Yoba. “I strive to live a purpose-filled life and I truly want to express my deepest thanks to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for this wonderful recognition.”

His acting career started with a small education film, which lead to starring roles in memorable movies and television shows, including the 1993 Disney classic, Cool Runnings, and the hit Fox television series New York Undercover.

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