Kevin Maurice Johnson (1966- )

Kevin Maurice Johnson served as Mayor of Sacramento, California, from December 2, 2008 to December 13, 2016. Johnson, the son of Georgia West and Lawrence Johnson, was born in California’s capital city on March 4, 1966. He graduated from Sacramento High School, where he led … Read MoreKevin Maurice Johnson (1966- )

Serena Williams (1981 – )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Eight-time world No. 1-ranked professional tennis player Serena Williams was born September 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. She holds 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 12 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles for 39 total—the most of any active player. Formerly coached by … Read MoreSerena Williams (1981 – )

John Lovelle Withers, II (1948- )

In 2007, Ambassador John L. Withers II, a second generation diplomat, was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve as ambassador to Albania. Withers was born in 1948 in Guilford, North Carolina, to John L. Withers, Sr. and Daisy P. Withers. His father had briefly worked as a political science professor … Read MoreJohn Lovelle Withers, II (1948- )

Tears We Cannot Stop: Michael Eric Dyson Explains Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy to Us Today

“Image Courtesy of Michael Eric Dyson” On January 17, 2017, eighty-eight years after the birth of the most revered civil rights leader in the 20th Century, Georgetown University scholar, social activist, reverend, and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson describes in his new book, Tears We … Read MoreTears We Cannot Stop: Michael Eric Dyson Explains Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy to Us Today

What Can I Do with A Black Studies Major? Five Hundred Answers Provided by Robert Fikes, Jr.

In the 1971 Woody Allen film, “Bananas,” a fellow employee asks Allen’s character, “What would you have been if you finished school?”  Allen’s character answers, “I was in the black studies program. By now I could have been black.”  Allen’s attempted humorous jab at early … Read MoreWhat Can I Do with A Black Studies Major? Five Hundred Answers Provided by Robert Fikes, Jr.

Allyson Michelle Felix (1985– )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Allyson Michelle Felix is an American track and field sprinter who competes in 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter races. Felix is the 2012 Olympic Champion, a three-time World champion (2005–09), and two-time Olympic silver medalist (2004–08) at 200 meters. At 400 meters, … Read MoreAllyson Michelle Felix (1985– )