William H. Grier (1926-2015)

William H. Grier (left) and Price Cobbs "Image Ownership: Public Domain" William H. Grier was a psychiatrist who published the groundbreaking book, Black Rage, along with fellow psychiatrist Price M. Cobbs in 1968. Published in the aftermath of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther … Read MoreWilliam H. Grier (1926-2015)

Larry L. Palmer (1949- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" On November 1, 2011, President Barack H. Obama appointed Larry L. Palmer the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. On March 30, 2012, the U.S. Senate confirmed Palmer’s nomination and he reported to his post in Bridgetown, Barbados. … Read MoreLarry L. Palmer (1949- )

Roland Wentworth Boniface Bullen (1944- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Roland Wentworth Bullen was born on Carriacou, one of the six islands that comprise the nation of Grenada. The product of a prominent family that owned several businesses, including the popular restaurant “Callaloo,” Bullen arrived in the United States in 1966. … Read MoreRoland Wentworth Boniface Bullen (1944- )

The Cosby Show (1984-1992)

The Cosby Show was the most popular series on American television in the late 1980s.  The situation comedy, which ran on NBC from September 1984 to April 1992, was based on the stand-up comedy routine of its star, Bill Cosby. The show focused on an … Read MoreThe Cosby Show (1984-1992)

Solomon Carter Fuller (1872-1953)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Solomon Carter Fuller, an early 20th century psychiatrist, researcher, and medical educator, was born on August 11, 1872 in Monrovia, Liberia.  His parents, Solomon C. and Anna Ursilla (James) Fuller, were Americo-Liberians.  Solomon Carter Fuller was the first African American psychiatrist.  … Read MoreSolomon Carter Fuller (1872-1953)

Frantz Fanon (1925-1961)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Psychiatrist and anti-colonial cultural theorist, Frantz Fanon was born in the French West Indies, in Fort-de-France, Martinique on July 20, 1925. His father, Félix Casimir Fanon, was a black customs service inspector. His mother, Eléanore Médélice, was half French and owned … Read MoreFrantz Fanon (1925-1961)

George Alexander McGuire (1866-1934)

Image Ownership: Public Domain George Alexander McGuire was a bishop and founder of the African Orthodox Church, as well as chaplain-general of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). McGuire was born on March 26, 1866 at Sweets, Antigua, in the Caribbean. He was educated in … Read MoreGeorge Alexander McGuire (1866-1934)