Issue 8

Article titled Alice Coachman

Alice Coachman

“At a time when there were few high-profile Black athletes beyond Jackie Robinson and Joe Louis, Coachman became a pioneer.  She led the way for female African-American Olympic track stars like Wilma Rudolph, Evelyn Ashford, Florence Griffit... Continue Reading
Article titled Shani Davis

Shani Davis

“Shani Davis was only two years old when he started to roller skate.  He liked the sensation of speed so much that the skating rink monitors had to step in and slow him down.  Later on, his parents wisely decided to introduce him to speed skati... Continue Reading
Article titled Zooman (1995)

Zooman (1995)

In this film, Zooman (Khalil Kain) is a callous gang member with a hair-trigger temper.  Upon seeing members of a rival gang hanging out in his neighborhood in Brooklyn, he begins shooting at them, regardless of those around.  When the sm... Continue Reading
Article titled The Mighty Quinn (1989)

The Mighty Quinn (1989)

Set on an island in the Caribbean, The Mighty Quinn is about two men, Xavier Quinn (Denzel Washington) and Maubee (Robert Townsend), who have been great friends since childhood.  However, as the years have passed, they have gone separate ways:... Continue Reading
Article titled Black Archives of Mid-America

Black Archives of Mid-America

Located in the Horace Peterson III Building at 1722 E. 17th Terrace in Kansas City, Missouri, the Black Archives of Mid-America serves as a repository of materials centered upon Blacks in America, especially of Kansas.  Founded by Horace Pe... Continue Reading
Article titled BLACKListed Culture – Sounds XXXII

BLACKListed Culture – Sounds XXXII

“There are all forms of it that we forgotten … I want to remind people that Black music is amazing …” ~ Robert Glasper Every person has second thoughts … review yours, when grooving to the smoothness of the classic R&B greats, Th... Continue Reading