Thabiti Asukile received his B.A. in Africana Studies at Cal-State Dominguez in 1995; M.A. in African-African Studies from Temple University in 1998; African American Studies Summer Institute UCLA 200: and his Ph.D. in American History from University of California-Berkeley in 2007. His historical and biographical interests are varied but they include African History; African American History; African Diaspora History; African American Intellectual History; African American Music history; and World Biography. He is currently working on three different biographies projects that include prominent historians such as: J. A. Rogers (1880-1966); Arturo Schomburg (1874-1938), and Walter Rodney (1942-1980).
On December 1, 2005, Mark Mallory was sworn in as the first black mayor elected by popular vote in Cincinnati, Ohio. Three other black mayors preceded him but were chosen by the City Council. He served in that position until December 1, 2013. Born on … Read MoreMark Mallory (1962– )