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Max Robinson Max Robinson (May 1 1939 December 20 1988) was an American broadcast journalist and ABC News World News Tonight co-anchor. He was the first black broadcast network news anchor in the United States and one of the first television journalists to die of AIDS. He was a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists. Biography Early years Robinson was born to Maxie and Doris Robinson in Richmond Virginia and went on to attend Oberlin College where he was freshman class…

Max Robinson Max Robinson (May 1 1939 December 20 1988) was an American broadcast journalist and ABC News World News Tonight co-anchor. He was the first black broadcast network news anchor in the United States and one of the first television journalists to die of AIDS. He was a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists. Biography Early years Robinson was born to Maxie and Doris Robinson in Richmond Virginia and went on to attend Oberlin College where he was freshman class…

King Floyd  King Floyd (February 13 1945  March 6 2006) was a New Orleans soul singer and songwriter best known for his Top 10 hit from 1970 Groove Me.  Early career King Floyd III was born in New Orleans in 1945. His musical career started as a singer at the Sho-Bar on Bourbon Street. Following a stint in the army Floyd went to California where he joined up with record producer Harold Battiste. His debut album A Man In Lovefeaturing songs co-written with Dr. John failed to make an impact…

King Floyd King Floyd (February 13 1945 March 6 2006) was a New Orleans soul singer and songwriter best known for his Top 10 hit from 1970 Groove Me. Early career King Floyd III was born in New Orleans in 1945. His musical career started as a singer at the Sho-Bar on Bourbon Street. Following a stint in the army Floyd went to California where he joined up with record producer Harold Battiste. His debut album A Man In Lovefeaturing songs co-written with Dr. John failed to make an impact…

Sade Baderinwa  Folasade Olayinka Baderinwa known professionally as Sade Baderinwa (/ˈʃɑːdeɪ ˈbɑːdərɪnwɑː/ SHAH-day BAH-dər-in-wah) (born April 14 1969) is a news anchor at New Yorks WABC Channel 7. She co-anchors the weekday 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness Newsalongside Diana Williams and the 11pm news with Bill Ritter.  She joined WABC in 2003 after a stint in her hometown of Baltimore Maryland where she anchored the news on WBAL-TV for nearly three years. Sade replaced Roz Abrams who left…

Sade Baderinwa Folasade Olayinka Baderinwa known professionally as Sade Baderinwa (/ˈʃɑːdeɪ ˈbɑːdərɪnwɑː/ SHAH-day BAH-dər-in-wah) (born April 14 1969) is a news anchor at New Yorks WABC Channel 7. She co-anchors the weekday 5 p.m. editions of Eyewitness Newsalongside Diana Williams and the 11pm news with Bill Ritter. She joined WABC in 2003 after a stint in her hometown of Baltimore Maryland where she anchored the news on WBAL-TV for nearly three years. Sade replaced Roz Abrams who left…

Channing E. Phillips Channing Emery Phillips (March 23 1928 - November 11 1987) was an American minister civil rights leader and social activist who made history as the first African-American placed in nomination for President of the United States by a major political party.  Biography Born in Brooklyn to a Baptist minister he was a founding member of Coalition of Conscience a conglomeration of local organizations working to alleviate social problems in Washington D.C. In 1968 he headed…

Channing E. Phillips Channing Emery Phillips (March 23 1928 - November 11 1987) was an American minister civil rights leader and social activist who made history as the first African-American placed in nomination for President of the United States by a major political party. Biography Born in Brooklyn to a Baptist minister he was a founding member of Coalition of Conscience a conglomeration of local organizations working to alleviate social problems in Washington D.C. In 1968 he headed…

Joseph Nathaniel Perry  Joseph Nathaniel Perry (born April 18 1948) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who serves as auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Biography Education  A native of Chicago Illinois Joseph Perry attended various Catholic elementary schools in Chicago between 1954 and 1962. For one year in 1962 he attended Carver High School moving on to St. Lawrence Seminary High School for the remainder of his high school years.  Perry undertook…

Joseph Nathaniel Perry Joseph Nathaniel Perry (born April 18 1948) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who serves as auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Chicago. Biography Education A native of Chicago Illinois Joseph Perry attended various Catholic elementary schools in Chicago between 1954 and 1962. For one year in 1962 he attended Carver High School moving on to St. Lawrence Seminary High School for the remainder of his high school years. Perry undertook…

Todd Duncan  Robert Todd Duncan (February 12 1903  February 28 1998) was an American baritone opera singer and actor.  Biography Todd Duncan was born in Danville Kentucky in 1903. He obtained his musical training at Butler University in Indianapolis with a B.A. in music followed by an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College.  Career  In 1933 Duncan debuted in Pietro Mascagnis Cavalleria rusticana at the Mecca Temple in New York with the Aeolian Opera a black opera company.  Duncan…

Todd Duncan Robert Todd Duncan (February 12 1903 February 28 1998) was an American baritone opera singer and actor. Biography Todd Duncan was born in Danville Kentucky in 1903. He obtained his musical training at Butler University in Indianapolis with a B.A. in music followed by an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College. Career In 1933 Duncan debuted in Pietro Mascagnis Cavalleria rusticana at the Mecca Temple in New York with the Aeolian Opera a black opera company. Duncan…

Sterling D. Plumpp Sterling Dominic Plumpp (born January 30 1940) is an American poet educator editor and critic. He has written numerous books including Hornman (1996) Harriet Tubman (1996) Ornate With Smoke (1997) Half Black Half Blacker (1970) and The Mojo Hands Call I Must Go (1982). Some of his work was included in The Best American Poetry 1996. He was an advisor for the television production of the documentary The Promised Land.  Life and work Born in Clinton Mississippi Plumpp was…

Sterling D. Plumpp Sterling Dominic Plumpp (born January 30 1940) is an American poet educator editor and critic. He has written numerous books including Hornman (1996) Harriet Tubman (1996) Ornate With Smoke (1997) Half Black Half Blacker (1970) and The Mojo Hands Call I Must Go (1982). Some of his work was included in The Best American Poetry 1996. He was an advisor for the television production of the documentary The Promised Land. Life and work Born in Clinton Mississippi Plumpp was…

Leon Dash  Leon Dash (born March 16 1944 in New Bedford Massachusetts) is a professor of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A former reporter for the Washington Post he is the author of Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America which grew out of the eight-part Washington Post series for which he won the Pulitzer Prize.  Biography Dash grew up in New York City and later attended Howard University. He spent 1969-1970 as a Peace Corps high school teacher in…

Leon Dash Leon Dash (born March 16 1944 in New Bedford Massachusetts) is a professor of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A former reporter for the Washington Post he is the author of Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America which grew out of the eight-part Washington Post series for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. Biography Dash grew up in New York City and later attended Howard University. He spent 1969-1970 as a Peace Corps high school teacher in…

Lester Holt  Lester Don Holt Jr. (born March 8 1959) is an American journalist. He anchors the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News. He is also the anchor forDateline NBC. On February 9 2015 he became the interim weeknight NBC Nightly News anchor filling in for suspended anchor and managing editor Brian Williams. On June 18 2015 he was made the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News after NBC decided to keep Brian Williams as MSNBC breaking news anchor and reporter and fill-in NBC News…

Lester Holt Lester Don Holt Jr. (born March 8 1959) is an American journalist. He anchors the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News. He is also the anchor forDateline NBC. On February 9 2015 he became the interim weeknight NBC Nightly News anchor filling in for suspended anchor and managing editor Brian Williams. On June 18 2015 he was made the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News after NBC decided to keep Brian Williams as MSNBC breaking news anchor and reporter and fill-in NBC News…

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