Barry Lamar Bonds, born July 24, 1964, in Riverside, Calif., is a record-setting Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. He is the son of former major league All-Star Bobby Bonds, the godson of Hall of Famer Willie Mays, and a distant cousin of Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson. ...
Posted Monday, March 3rd 2008 at 3:46PM
Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was born on January 26, 1892, and is popularly known as "Queen Bess." She was the first Black woman to become an airplane pilot, and the first American woman to hold an international pilot license. ...
Posted Thursday, January 17th 2008 at 4:14PM
1848 - 1908.Blind Tom Wiggins was one of the nineteenth century's most famous and perplexing pianists. Born a slave in Georgia, he died an international celebrity in Hoboken, New Jersey. He had an encyclopedic memory, all-consuming passion for music ...
Posted Saturday, July 10th 2010 at 8:37AM
Bob Marley is Jamaican-born raggae musician who was and still is a great man that brought music to the people. His main focus was peace, love and unity, and through his words and love for everything that he did and his fellow brethren, he spread a great message that touched thousands regardless of creed or color. ...
Posted Monday, February 11th 2008 at 11:42AM
On August 25th, 1925 the trajectory of African American and American history was changed forever. On that date, a group of Pullman porters formed the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, America’s first African American labor union.
One of those p ...
Posted Friday, August 20th 2010 at 3:10PM
Background and Early Years
Catherine “Cathy” Elizabeth Woods Hughes was born on April 22, 1947, in Omaha, Neb., to Helen Jones, a trombonist with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, and Will ...
Posted Tuesday, December 11th 2007 at 12:01PM
Background and Early Years
Dr. Charles Richard Drew was a Black physician and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions; he developed improved techniques for blood storage and early durin ...
Posted Tuesday, December 11th 2007 at 12:06PM
Charlie Sifford (1922- ) is considered by many in the sport to be the “Jackie Robinson” of professional golf. Sifford was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, where he spent his youth at a caddy at the Carolina Country Club. Charlie Sifford’s status as a legend in Black golf was sealed in 2004, when he was admitted to the World Golf Hall of Fame, the first African-American golfer to be so honored. In an interview with the Arizona Republic, Sifford, with his trademark cigar in hand, reminisced about the threats and insults of racist competitors, and reflected on the lack of young Black athletes in the game. “Only the strong can survive out here. They counted me out 25 years ago, but I'm still here.”
Posted Wednesday, July 16th 2008 at 3:48PM