Thelma Edna Berlack Boozer, September 26, 1906 – March 6, 2001, was a Harlem journalist, publicist, and city official in New York.
Elise Johnson McDougald, October 13, 1885 – June 10, 1971, aka Gertrude Elise McDougald Ayer, was an American educator, writer, activist and first African-American woman principal in New York City public schools.
Regina M. Anderson, May 21, 1901 – February 5, 1993, was an American playwright and librarian.
Marvel Jackson Cooke, April 4, 1903 – November 29, 2000, was a pioneering Harlem journalist, writer, civil rights, and activist.
Ella Josephine Baker, December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986, was an African-American civil right and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades.
By Jeffrey B. Perry The forthcoming, December 2020, Columbia University Press publication of “Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927,” follows “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918.”
Black STORIES Matter! This was the subtext of the recent biennial National Black Media Story Summit.
Countee Cullen (pronounced “Coun-tay”, not “Coun-tee”), May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar.
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Matthew Alexander Henson, August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955, was an American explorer who accompanied Rear Admiral Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years.
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.
James Hal Cone, August 5, 1936 – April 28, 2018 was an American theologian, best known for his advocacy of black theology and black liberation theology.
Bossip reports that Diddy aka Brother Love is on the cover of the April 2018 issue of GQ Magazine talking about his life and legacy.
Margaret Higgins Sanger, born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966, also known as Margaret Sanger Slee, was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse.
Tupac Amaru Shakur June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.