African-American Legends – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

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

Celebrating the Life of Betty Blayton-Taylor (July 10, 1937 – October 22, 2016), Fine Artist

Betty Blayton Taylor (July 10, 1937 – October 2, 2016) an American activist, advocate, artist, Arts administrator/educator, lecturer. Co Founder of the Studio Museum in Harlem and Director and Founder of the Children’s Art Carnival. “Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis” – … Read More

With sorrow: Gwen Ifill (September 29, 1955 – November 14, 2016), Journalist

Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill was American journalist, television newscaster, and author. She was the Moderator and Managing Editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor of PBS. Gwen Ifill interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series

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