African-American Legends – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

“Up South: The Great Migration”

Dred-Scott Keyes must be congratulated for his photo documentation of Slavery and post Slavery conditions of African-Americans and their mass migration out of the southern United States. Dred-Scott Keyes produces a radio program “The Cutting Edge” where Journalism, Politics, Culture and … Read More

Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald — born 100 years ago on April 25, 1917

100 Years ago, on April 25, 1917, (read about her here) Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. After Ella’s death, The New York Times columnist Frank Rich wrote that Ella had performed a cultural transaction as extraordinary as Elvis‘ contemporaneous integration … Read More

Tupac Talks Donald Trump & Greed in America in 1992 and “The Charleston Chronicle”—both have vital Black History Month Messages for you

In 1992, I was very busy working on a career and Hip Hop was not on my radar, and consequently, I didn’t listen to a Tupac Shakur. I had no idea who Tupac was. It’s only within the past two … Read More

Cornell University Library – Collection of 645 African-American images from 1860s-1960s

Cornell University Library has made available a collection of 645 African-American images from the 1860s through the 1960s. The collection was donated to the University by Stephan and Beth Loewentheil in 2012. The university says “one of the goals — … Read More

Here It Is —  “The Importance of Collecting Black”

The art of collecting things is a universal fascination enjoyed by hundreds of millions of collectors throughout the world. No matter what the objects of interests may be, the collectors are usually obsessed souls. From the ultra rich to those … Read More

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