Issue 15

Article titled Pearl Primus

Pearl Primus

On November 29th, 1919, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, a baby girl was born to Edward and Emily Primus; they would name her Pearl Eileen.  In 1921, the Primus family immigrated to the United States, in hope of attaining opportunities t... Continue Reading
Article titled Geoffrey Holder

Geoffrey Holder

On August 1, 1930, a baby boy, Geoffrey Lamont, was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  His parents, Arthur and Louise (née de Frense) Holder, immigrated to the country’s capital city from Barbados.  He was the couple’s youn... Continue Reading
Article titled Friday Foster (1975)

Friday Foster (1975)

Friday Foster (Pam Grier) is a photographer for Glance, an urban magazine run by Monk Riley (Julius Harris).  On New Year’s Eve, Monk gets a tip that Black billionaire, Blake Tarr (Thalmus Rasulala), was covertly arriving in Washington, D.C.... Continue Reading
Article titled Sheba Baby (1975)

Sheba Baby (1975)

Sheba Shayne (Pam Grier), a private detective, has to leave her business and partner in Chicago, Illinois to assist her father, Andy Shayne (Rudy Challenger) in her home city, Louisville, Kentucky.  Andy is an entrepreneur who owns his insuran... Continue Reading
Article titled The Old Slave Mart Museum

The Old Slave Mart Museum

Located at 6 Chalmers Street in Charleston, the Old Slave Mart Museum is said to be the only remaining structure utilized as an auction of enslaved persons of African descent in South Carolina.  The building was originally part of a complex th... Continue Reading
Article titled Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia

Established by the Society for the Protection and Preservation of Black Culture in Nova Scotia in 1983, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia is located at 10 Cherry Brook Road in Cherry Brook, Nova Scotia.  Its location is purposeful, as Cher... Continue Reading