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Highest Black Achiever Dr. Willard Wigan: The Master of Micro Miniature Art

The world of micro miniatures - intricate, tiny handmade works of art which cannot be seen with the natural eye - was revolutionized by...

THE INDOMITABLE TRACY CHAPMAN MAKES HISTORY

In the late 1980's Tracy Chapman burst onto the music scene with her eponymous debut album after being signed to Electra records. The album’s...

JAMAICA’S PRIZED SPRINTER – ELAINE THOMPSON-HERAH

As one of Jamaica’s sprint queens, Elaine Thompson-Herah has been one of the most dominant track athletes to represent the country. Born on June...

BOB MARLEY BECAME BIGGER THAN LIFE

ABOUT BOB MARLEY Bob Marley, the iconic Jamaican musician and songwriter, emerged from humble beginnings to become a global sensation, renowned for his distinctive reggae...

THE INDOMITABLE TENNIS PRO – SERENA WILLIAMS

ABOUT SERENA WILLIAMS Serena Williams is one of the most decorated athletes of all time. If not deemed the G.O.A.T, she’s indeed deep in the...

GUSTAVUS VASSA 1745 – 1797: HIS BOOK HELPED HUMANIZE ENSLAVED BLACKS

ABOUT GUSTAVUS VASSA Gustavus Vassa, also known as Olaudah Equiano, was a prominent African involved in the fight to abolish slavery. His life story serves...

ETERNAL “HELA” – NAVIGATING SCIENCE, LEGACY, AND THE UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY OF HENRIETTA LACKS

HENRIETTA LACKS INTRODUCTION: The story of Henrietta Lacks gives pause for reason because certainly, it’s not a wild assumption to think that if the White...

SIMONE BILES – THE GRAVITY DEFYING GYMNAST

SIMONE BILES INTRODUCTION: Some describe the brilliance of Biles as defying gravity, but beyond that, one could easily assume that "purpose" was etched in her...

MICHAEL JORDAN – THE GOAT OF BASKETBALL

ABOUT MICHAEL JORDAN One should not be confused by the ongoing GOAT debates on sports shows today about premier NBA players and maintaining the interest...

NELSON MANDELA 07/18/1918 – 12/5/2013 FROM PRISONER TO PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA

ABOUT NELSON MANDELA Rolihahla in the Xhosa language means pulling the branch of a tree, but was more commonly translated to mean troublemaker… such as...

PELE – THE GREATEST FOOTBALL PLAYER IN HISTORY TO HAVE GRACED THE PLANET

PELE INTRODUCTION: Football in Brazil is embedded in its culture to the point that it should come as no surprise that its prominence in the...

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Highest Black Achiever Dr. Willard Wigan: The Master of Micro Miniature Art

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JAMAICA’S PRIZED SPRINTER – ELAINE THOMPSON-HERAH

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ABOUT MARY SEACOLE Mary Jane Seacole, a Jamaican nurse and...

BILLIONAIRE TYLER PERRY – FROM BRUTAL GRAVITY TO AMAZING POWER

ABOUT TYLER PERRY Tyler Perry was born September 13th, 1969,...
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