Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942-December 26, 1999) was an American soul singer, songwriter, & record producer. From his anthemic music with The Impressions during the 60s Civil Rights Movement to composing film soundtracks like Super Fly & Sparkle, he's highly regarded as a pioneer of funk & of politically conscious African-American music. He won the Grammy Legend & Lifetime Achievement Awards, is a double inductee into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, & is a 2-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.
Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis, December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an Emmy Award winning and Grammy nominated, African- American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist.
Boxing History: Death of Juano Hernandez July 17, 1970 - Juano Hernández was a Puerto Rican stage and film actor of African descent who was a pioneer in the African American film industry. With no formal education, he worked as a sailor and settled in Rio de Janeiro. He was hired by a circus and become an entertainer, making his first appearance as an acrobat in Rio de Janeiro in 1922. He later lived in the Caribbean and made his living as a professional boxer, fighting under the name Kid C...
DELFORD TERRY is a figurative artist who works primarily in watercolor. His subjects are derived largely from Caribbean & African-Americans cultures. He writes: "My hope is to communicate to the viewer a sense of wonder & to reveal an unknown observation to them through extreme realism in a celebratory manner" / Seen here: "Grand father at 104", 2011, Watercolor on Arches paper / delfordterry.com
Clementine Hunter (1887-1988) was a self-taught African-American folk artist from the Cane River region in Louisiana. She was born on a plantation said to be the inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin and worked as a farm hand, never learning to read or write. When in her fifties, she began painting, using brushes and paints left by an artist who visited Melrose Plantation, where she lived and worked. Hunter's artwork depicted plantation life in the early 20th century, documenting a bygone era.