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Chapman Roberts

Tweet ~ CHAPMAN ROBERTS ~ *****In celebration of the creator of Black Stars on Broadway***** Maestro ~ Producer ~ Composer @ Dale Shields May 5, 2014 All rights reserved. In honor of the creator of Black Stars of the Great White Way Chapman Roberts debuted in the original Broadway cast of Hair. His subsequent stage appearances included …

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BLACK HISTORY

Tweet  A Dale Shields Research Collaboration BLACK HISTORY The first Africans as slave labor are introduced in America. A Dutch trader exchanges his cargo of 20 Africans for food in Jamestown Virginia, in August of 1619. It is believed that these Africans were sold into conditions similar to indentured servitude – a common practice in …

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Stanley Wayne Mathis

Tweet  ~ Stanley Wayne Mathis ~ by Dale Ricardo Shields “I read somewhere many years ago while working on the West Coast (The Jelly’s Last Jam workshop at The Mark Taper Forum) “Fame is what others give you. Sucess is what you give yourself.” – Stanley Wayne Mathis STANLEY WAYNE MATHIS has performed on The …

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Black American Soldiers in the Civil War by Matthew Elliott

Tweet  Black American Soldiers in the Civil War  by Matthew Elliott  Edited and revised by Dale Ricardo Shields   The American Civil War is arguably the most gruesome and brutal war in United States history. Brothers fought against brothers, fathers fought against sons, and through this terrible conflict a people were finally granted freedom. Though …

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Faith Ringgold: The Power of Silence by Kailee Elizabeth Cross

Tweet _________________FAITH  _____________________RINGGOLD   ‘I guess I had fun doing it but it has hard memories for me.” – Faith Ringgold  By Kailee Elizabeth Cross  Edited by Dale Shields             Faith Ringgold was born on October 8, 1930 in Harlem, New York City.  She is an African American artist who was less concerned with museum …

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General Colin Luther Powell – A Political General by Cory David Fore

Tweet Colin Powell A Political General By Cory David Fore Edited by Dale Shields ““Have a vision. Be demanding.” - Colin Luther Powell The story of Colin Luther Powell is the epitome of the American Dream. Colin Powell was born to Jamaican immigrant parents in New York’s Harlem borough at a time when African-Americans were given …

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Fred Benjamin

Tweet FRED BENJAMIN Dancer ~ Choreographer {Born: September 8, 1944 – Death: December 14, 2013} By Dale Ricardo Shields Fred Benjamin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1944. He began dancing at age four at the Elma Lewis’ School of Fine Arts in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  When the MacArthur Foundation initiated its so-called genius grants, Ms. Lewis was …

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Marcus Garvey: From Jamaican Peasant To Potent Black World Leader By Stacy St. Hilaire

Tweet  Marcus Garvey:  From Jamaican Peasant To Potent Black World Leader ~~~              by Stacy St. Hilaire Edited by Dale Shields “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey is one of the most influential Black men of all time. He emerged …

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