Steve Cokely

Steve Cokely

Steve Cokely, an American political researcher and teacher who lectured nationally on political and economic issues particularly related to the African American and other diaspora communities, was born June 17, 1952 and died on April 11, 2012.     Cokely’s early...
Queen Nanny

Queen Nanny

Queen Nanny or Nanny (1685 – 1755) – Jamaican National Hero, was a leader of the Jamaican Maroons in the eighteenth century.  Much of what is known comes from oral history.  Historical documents refer to her as the “rebels old obeah woman,” and they...
Marimba Ani (Dona Richards)

Marimba Ani (Dona Richards)

Marimba Ani (born Dona Richards) is an anthropologist and African Studies scholar best known for her work Yurugu, a comprehensive critique of European thought and culture, and her coining of the term Maafa for the African holocaust. Life and Work Marimba Ani completed...
Lewis Latimer

Lewis Latimer

Lewis H. Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1848. He first worked as an assistant to Alexander Graham Bell. Later, Latimer became a member of Thomas Edison’s elite research team, “Edison’s Pioneers.” As one of “Edison’s...