Issue 7

Article titled Jane Cooke Wright

Jane Cooke Wright

Born on November 20, 1919 in the Manhattan borough of New York City, Jane Cooke Wright was the oldest of two daughters born to Louis Tompkins  and Corinne (née Cooke) Wright.  Her mother was a professional educator and her father was amo... Continue Reading
Article titled Henry Floyd Gamble

Henry Floyd Gamble

On January 16, 1862, Henry Floyd Gamble was born in the North Garden community of Albemarle County, Virginia to Henry Harmon and Willie Ann (née Howard) Gamble.  Henry Harmon Gamble, who was of Scottish-Irish and Indigenous American desc... Continue Reading
Article titled Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

Starring: Robert Townsend, Anne-Marie Johnson, Keenan Ivory Wayans and John Witherspoon Rated: R Drama/Music Hollywood Shuffle is an urban cult classic!  This clever and humorous film centers upon Bobby Taylor, a Black man, who is attemp... Continue Reading
Article titled The Last Dragon (1985)

The Last Dragon (1985)

Starring: Taimak, Vanity, Julius J. Carey III and Christopher Murney Rated: PG-13 Action/Comedy/Drama Set primarily in Harlem, The Last Dragon is about Leroy Green (Taimak), a young Black martial artist who has dreams of becoming great, like ... Continue Reading
Article titled Motown Museum

Motown Museum

Originally known as the Hitsville U.S.A. building, the Motown Museum honors the enduring and massive impact of the Motown Records Corporation.  Located at 2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan, the museum is a historical salute to the imm... Continue Reading
Article titled Avenue of the Baobabs

Avenue of the Baobabs

In Menabe, Madagascar, there is a large, arid region that is abundant with a unique species of trees, the Adansonia granddieri.  In that region, a dirt road which links the towns of Morondava to Belo Tsiribihina is lined with numerous and... Continue Reading