Eight Minutes in May: How George Floyd’s Death Shook the World

In the article below, California State University, Fresno, History and Africana Studies professor Malik Simba briefly examines the life and death of George Floyd and how the latter transformed the struggle for racial justice in and beyond the United States. George Floyd died on Memorial … Read MoreEight Minutes in May: How George Floyd’s Death Shook the World

Cori “Coco” Gauff (2004- )

Cori “Coco” Gauff is an African American profession female tennis player, ranked 49th overall by the February 2020 Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) standings. Gauff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 13, 2004 to Candi (Odom) and Corey Gauff. She was homeschooled, and first started … Read MoreCori “Coco” Gauff (2004- )

Candace Owens (1989- )

Candace Owens is a conservative political activist and media personality that serves as the Communication Director for Turning Point USA, a non-profit student organization that promotes conservative campus activities and speakers. Owens is also a Fox News contributor, blogger, and YouTuber. Having gained prominence from … Read MoreCandace Owens (1989- )

Letitia Woods Brown (1915-1976)

Letitia Woods Brown, historian, academician, public scholar and community activist was born on October 24, 1915 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She was the middle child of Tuskegee Institute instructors Matthew and Evadne Woods. In 1935, Letitia Woods completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Tuskegee.  After … Read MoreLetitia Woods Brown (1915-1976)

Naomi Osaka (1997- )

Naomi Osaka is a Japanese–Haitian professional tennis player. She is most famous for her upset victory over Serena Williams in the U.S. Open on September 8, 2018. Beginning her professional career in 2013, Osaka has made many significant achievements. In 2018, Osaka reached her highest singles world ranking as number … Read MoreNaomi Osaka (1997- )

Patrisse Cullors (1984- )

Writer, activist, and artist Patrisse Cullors, is most well-known as one of the three founders of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Cullors was born in 1984 in Los Angeles, California and grew up in the Pacoima neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley. Her mother, Cherisse Foley, raised Cullors and her … Read MorePatrisse Cullors (1984- )

Opal Tometi (1984- )

Writer, activist, and immigration rights advocate Opal Tometi is best known as one of the three founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Tometi, born in 1984 to Nigerian parents who had illegally immigrated to the United States, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and is the oldest of three children. Tometi … Read MoreOpal Tometi (1984- )