Rapper, Actor, Activist, Poet, Rebel, Legend East Harlem’s Túpac Amaru Shakur 1971 – 1996

Tupac Amaru Shakur, rapper, actor, activist, thug, poet, rebel, and visionary, born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996, in East Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →


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William Henry Johnson’s ‘Moon Over Harlem,’ 1901 – 1970 (Video)

William Henry Johnson, March 18, 1901 – April 13, 1970, was an African-American painter born in Florence, South Carolina. Continue Reading →


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America’s Katherine Johnson, The Fabulous Mathematician Who Blasted NASA’s Barriers

We don’t call it a tragedy when a renowned person dies after the century mark, especially if that person is brilliant NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

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Harlem’s Patricia Era Bath, A Career Of Firsts, An Inventor And Founder, 1942 – 2019

Patricia Era Bath, November 4, 1942 – May 30, 2019, was an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

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Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show.  Continue Reading →


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Harlem Fave And World Poet, Ntozake Shange 1948 – 2018

Ntozake Shange, October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018, was an American playwright and poet. As a Black feminist, she addressed issues relating to race and Black power in much of her work. Continue Reading →


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