Harlem Columbia Grad Ursula M. Burns First Black Woman CEO Of A Fortune 500 Company

Ursula M. Burns, born September 20, 1958, is an American businesswoman. She is the chairman of VEON, a senior advisor to Teneo, and a non-executive director of the beverage company Diageo since April 2018, among other directorships such as Uber. Continue Reading →

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Kofi Atta Annan Nobel Peace Prize Winner And More, 1938 – 2018

Kofi Atta Annan, April 8, 1938 – August 18, 2018, was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006.

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Aretha Franklin, “The Queen Of Soul,” 1942 – 2018 (Video)

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer and songwriter. Continue Reading →

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Theodore Stent, Harlem Doctor, Columbia Faculty Member, And Investor Passes

Theodore “Teddy” Robert Stent, M.D., passed away peacefully at 94 years of age on April 29, 2018, surrounded by his cherished wife Jean and his loving family reports a source. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Norman Rockwell, An American Master, 1894 – 1978

Central Harlem’s Norman Perceval Rockwell, February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978, was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. Continue Reading →

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Riverside Chat On Biotech With Silicon Harlem And Others At Columbia In Harlem

The future of life-science activities in West Harlem has never been brighter and will only get better. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Columbia Grad Billionaire Man Robert F. Smith (Video)

Robert Frederick Smith, born December 1, 1962 -, graduated from Columbia Business School in West Harlem, is an American billionaire businessman, investor and philanthropist. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Native Dr. Paul G. Falkowski Wins Nobel Prize For The Environment

Dr. Paul G. Falkowski, born 1951, is an American biological oceanographer in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Maya Angelou, America’s Best Autobiographer

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Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called “America’s most visible black female autobiographer” by scholar Joanne M. Braxton. Continue Reading →

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“The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke,” Who Believed Art Was Key To Black Liberation

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro – Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Yaphet Frederick Kotto New York 1939 –

Yaphet Frederick Kotto, born November 15, 1939, is an American actor, known for numerous film roles, as well as starring in the NBC television series Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–99) as Lieutenant Al Giardello. Continue Reading →

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Billy Dee Williams Born In Harlem NY 1937

William December “Billy Dee” Williams Jr., born in Harlem on April 6, 1937 -, is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer. Continue Reading →

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