R.I.P. June Foray

From Deadline: June Foray, the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel from the iconic animated series The Bullwinkle Show has died at the age of 99. Dave Nimitz, a close friend of Foray confirmed her death on Facebook, saying “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our […]

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R.I.P. Barkley L. Hendricks

From Black Matters US: Barkley L. Hendricks, a painter who celebrated Black pride in each of his works, died on Tuesday in New London, Conn. He was 72. Travelling around Europe as a student in the mid-60s, Barkley L. Hendricks was forever charmed by the portraits by van Dyck and Velázquez. Later during the rise […]

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Black History Month: Ladies First

To celebrate Black History Month (BHM), I decided to give the spotlight to some of history’s greatest and often overlooked black people. Some you may have heard of and some you may not. However, this and other articles dedicated to BHM will acknowledge some, but not all, movers and shakers. Since we always focus on […]

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R.I.P. Ornette Coleman

From the New York Times: Ornette Coleman, the alto saxophonist and composer who was one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 85. The cause was cardiac arrest, a family representative said. Mr. Coleman widened the options in jazz and helped change its […]

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