Brian McKnight

He has sold more than 30 million albums. He has 16 Grammy nods, no wins. He has released 16 CDs. In his show he performs television theme songs like Happy Days, Welcome Back Kotter, The Love Boat, and Good Times. In addition to singing he plays eight instruments piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, […]


Howard Thurman

He was African-American. He died in San Francisco. He influenced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was the dean of chapels at Howard and Boston Universities and the first black dean of a majority-white university in the United States. He co-founded the first major interdenominational church in the United States, the Church of Fellowship of […]

Ruby Bridges

She is 60 years old and celebrated the 50th year reunion of her integrating the school in 2010. The Norman Rockwell painting was entitled: “The Problem we all Live With”. Bridges thought the people were shouting for Marti Gras, not in protest of her integrating the school. All the white kids were pulled out of […]

The Perfect Match

Joe Pantoliano also played Guido in “Risky Business”. Paula Patton and Terrance J are actors and producers of the film. French Montana plays himself. Brandy has a cameo as a diva. Queen Latifah is an executive producer of the film. Lauren London, Terrance J, and Brandy all appeared in the television show “The Game” and […]

Mavis Staples

She is 76 years old. She won her first Grammy at 71. She was born and raised in Chicago. Sam Cooke, Mahalia Jackson, Lou Rawls, and Curtis Mayfield were her neighbors. She always travels with her sister Yvonne. “Pops” Staples first name is Roebuck. She wrote “freedom songs” . She performed at Newport Folk Festival […]

Barbershop The Next Cut

If you like it you pay, if you don’t like it you pay anyway. The mantra by the owners. POTUS probably has bitches. Hilary probably has a side chick. White people love to say awesome. Tyga, Eve, Nicki Minaj, Common and of course Ice Cube are all in the movie. Ice Cube contributes to the […]

Reggie Forte Hashtag Black Panthers At 50

Born Reginald Westly Forte, sunrise 3/31/49, Birmingham, Alabama, suset, 2/18/97, San Jose, California. His maternal step-grandmother survived the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. He and his older brother, Sherwin Forte, also a founding member of the B.P.P., met Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in high school. He attended Oakland Tech High School. In 1967 he […]

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