Issue 24

Article titled Morrie Turner

Morrie Turner

Morris Nolten Turner was born on December 11, 1923 in Oakland, California; he was the youngest of four children.  His parents, James and Nora Spears Turner, were devout Christians.  Highly active in rearing their children, a principle tha... Continue Reading
Article titled Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes

Named Zelda Maven, a baby girl was born to William and Mary (née Brown) Jackson on August 1, 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  When she was only six years old, her father died in an automobile accident.  As a result, Zelda and her older... Continue Reading
Article titled Everyday Black Man (2010)

Everyday Black Man (2010)

Everyday Black Man is primarily about the present life of Moses Stanton, a reserved and conscientious proprietor of a neighborhood grocery.  Having a secretive and troubled past from which he has turned his life, he wants to be an asset to his... Continue Reading
Article titled The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)

The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)

Based on the 1969 novel by Sam E. Greenlee, this film is centered upon protagonist Dan Freeman (Lawrence Cook), the first African-American to be accepted into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  Set primarily in Chicago during the late 196... Continue Reading
Article titled Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns

Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns

Created by married couple, Monique Greenwood and Glenn Pogue, there are six residences that comprise Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns.  These upscale inns are Akwaaba Mansion of the Bedford-Stuyvesant area in the Brooklyn borough of New York C... Continue Reading
Article titled African American Firefighter Museum

African American Firefighter Museum

Presently, the only museum in the United States dedicated to honoring the rich legacy of Blacks in fire safety, the African American Firefighter Museum (AAFM) is located at 1401 South Central Avenue in Los Angeles, California.  Housed in Fire ... Continue Reading