Issue 12

Article titled Moneta Sleet, Jr.

Moneta Sleet, Jr.

On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1926, in Owensboro, Kentucky, Moneta Sleet, Sr. and Ozetta Sleet (née Allensworth) welcomed a son, Moneta, Jr.  When he was a young child of nine or ten years, he was gifted by his parents a box camera. ... Continue Reading
Article titled Ethel L. Payne

Ethel L. Payne

On August 14, 1911, Ethel Lois Payne was born to William A.  Payne and Bessie Payne (née Austin) in Chicago, Illinois; she was the fifth of their six children.  Her father, who worked as a Pullman porter, and her mother, a teacher of Lat... Continue Reading
Article titled Bamboozled (2000)

Bamboozled (2000)

This film involves an ultraconservative, African-American television executive, Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) and his work at Continental Network System (CNS).  Attempting to distance himself from his roots, he has changed his birth name, Pe... Continue Reading
Article titled Down in the Delta (1998)

Down in the Delta (1998)

Starring: Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman, Jr., Esther Rolle and Loretta Devine Down in the Delta, a story of family and the importance of legacy, is centered upon the main character, Loretta Sinclair (Alfre Woodard).  Poorly educated and addicte... Continue Reading
Article titled Juneteenth


Juneteenth is an American holiday that is celebrated in honor of the legal abolition of slavery, specifically in Texas in 1865, and the emancipation of African-American citizens throughout the U.S. Juneteenth, a portmanteau of “June” and “nin... Continue Reading
Article titled The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

The first wax museum of African American history in the United States, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting, through life-like, life-sized wax models, African American culture.  Also, as the first wa... Continue Reading
Article titled BLACK Life and Love RENEWING


“I’m no longer accepting the things I cannot change.  I’m changing the things I cannot accept.” ~ Angela Davis, author, academic, political activist and professor emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz In... Continue Reading