Issue 11

Article titled Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer

Born on October 6, 1917, Fannie Lou was the last of twenty children born to her parents, James and Lou Ella Townsend.  Residing in Montgomery County, Mississippi, her parents worked as sharecroppers.  When she was two years old, her famil... Continue Reading
Article titled A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph

On April 15, 1889, a baby boy was born in Crescent City, Florida to Reverend James and Elizabeth Randolph.  The couple’s second son, they would name him Asa Philip.  His parents were professionals, his father being a minister in the Afr... Continue Reading
Article titled Belly (1998)

Belly (1998)

Directed by Hype Williams, Belly is set in Queens, New York.  It’s the last year of the 20th century and the film centers upon the paths of Sincere (Nas) and Buns (DMX) and their life of crime.  Having one of the most memorable opening ... Continue Reading
Article titled Eve’s Bayou (1997)

Eve’s Bayou (1997)

Set in 1962 Eve’s Bayou is centered upon the life of ten-year-old Eve Batiste (Jurnee Smollett) and her family in Louisiana.  The child of an affluent, Creole American family, Eve’s parents are Louis Batiste (Samuel L. Jackson), a physicia... Continue Reading