African-American Legends – Page 3 – ROUTES by Ronald Bunn

Dick Gregory Talks Donald Trump Scandal, No Election 2016 & Martial Law

In my formative years, I never got the chance to spend quality time with my maternal or paternal grandparents. I only vaguely remember my maternal grandfather who died just before my 12th birthday. I remember him, mostly, because of his disappointing death … Read More

“Emmy Award” Winner Beverly Lindsay-Johnson is Preserving the Legacy of Doo Wop and Hand Dance

It is no secret: from the continent of Africa, to the Mississippi Delta and back up to the Cotton Club, pan-African people have danced and danced, throughout every era.

Free For All – Film – “Shining Star: A Tribute to Maurice White”

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Maurice White was the mastermind behind multi-platinum funk band Earth, Wind & Fire. BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late bandleader with two phenomenal vintage shows from the height of their powers: a live-in-the-studio performance on January … Read More

That Bad Eartha Kitt Purr-haps, Misunderstood?

“Many men wanted to lay me down, but few wanted to pick me up.” —Eartha Kitt The tantalizing tease…the seductive strut…the bewitching come-hither look…the low, raspy voice…and of course, her signature purr-r-r-r-r. That was, unmistakably, the indomitable Eartha Kitt. An … Read More

Remembering Muhammad Ali – Photos, Quotations and Videos

Last week, after hearing about the death of Muhammad Ali, I telephoned my good friend Barbara Lewis and asked her “How has Muhammad Ali influenced our lives?” She responded with yesterday’s thoughtful “Remembering Muhammad Ali, …’my honor as a black … Read More

Remembering Muhammad Ali, “…my honor as a black boy had been defended, my honor as a human being …”

“I’ve got another Joe Louis,” his father, Cassius Clay, exclaimed, full of pride, the first time he saw his young namesake fight, and he was both right and wrong. His son, who later decided to change his name to Muhammad … Read More

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