Octavia Spencer as Madam C.J. Walker

Make Way for Madam C.J. Walker

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Queen Sono: South African Espionage Royalty

Now here’s a show to soak your greens and beat your fufu to on a Saturday afternoon. Queen Sono is a South African crime drama about a rookie agent facing criminal operations that threaten the stability of the country, as well as startling revelations about her past. Queen Sono is Netflix’s first original African series,…

All That’s Black: Richard Bruce Nugent

Richard Bruce Nugent- artist, writer, actor, dancer, dilettante, and bohemian: Photo Credit: Tom Wirth “Silhouette. On the face of the moon. Am I. A dark shadow in the light.” Icon of the 1920s Harlem, Bruce Nugent, was born to middle class, Washington D.C. socialites. Upon his father’s death, Nugent, his mother and brothers moved to…

All That’s Black: Lewis Latimer

Lewis Latimer innovator, draftsman: “We create our future, by well improving present opportunities: however few and small they be.” Born to parents who’d fled slavery, Lewis Latimer taught himself the art of mechanical drawing while working at a patent firm, earning himself a promotion from office boy to draftsman. As a draftsman, Lewis worked closely…

All That’s Black: Charles Drew

Charles Drew, Doctor, Scientist, Innovator: Photo Credit: Howard University “The blood of individual human beings may differ from blood groupings, but there is absolutely no scientific basis to indicate any difference in human blood from race to race.” Have you ever donated to or received blood from a blood bank? If so, you’ve participated in…