Amiri Baraka, (Leroi Jones) R. - The poet and playwright who was one of the central voices in the Black Power movement, died Thursday, at age Knowledge, pay attention.
Rachel Boone was a slave of the decendents of the Daniel Boone family who escaped to an army camp near Miami, MO. She gave birth to a.
The life of Dr Thomas Barnardo. Barnardo's founder Thomas Barnardo was a pioneer. He believed in helping the most vulnerable children and that no child should be turned away. This vision is something that Barnardo's still carries today.
Business And Media Pioneer Robert L. Johnson Announces Launch Of New iOS App For Subscription Streaming Service Urban Movie Channel (UMC)
Lorraine Hansberry, author Raisin in The Sun and Pulitzer Prize winner
Today, October we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 1908 – April an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.
Medgar Wiley Evers (July 1925 – June was an African-American civil…
Five Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway
Octavia Butler (June 1947 - February was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field of science fiction writers.
Ellen and William Craft - famous fugitive slave couple who escaped from macon, ga. Ellen, because of her apperance would pose as a white man and william as her servant
Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 – 31 March known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa was a prominent African in London, a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade
Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay (September May was a Jamaican-American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote four novels: Home to Harlem a best-seller that won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo