Danny Scarborough (1947-1989)

Danny Lyon Scarborough made his mark in the world in two arenas, as an innovative, Emmy Award-winning choreographer/dancer, and as one of the first well-known African Americans to go public about having AIDS.  Born on July 27, 1947, he grew up on a farm near Wake … Read MoreDanny Scarborough (1947-1989)

Antoine “Fats” Domino (1928-2017)

Antoine “Fats” Domino, early rock and roll musician, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 26, 1928 to Antoine Domino, a former plantation worker, and Donatile Gros, a Creole of light complexion.  Fats, as he was soon called because of his weight, was raised in a large family … Read MoreAntoine “Fats” Domino (1928-2017)

Bobby Womack (1944-2014)

Image Ownership: Public domain Bobby Womack, American musician and soul singer, was born on March 4, 1944, to Friendly and Naomi Womack in Cleveland, Ohio. Bobby was the middle child of five siblings who were all boys: Friendly Jr., Curtis, Bobby, Harry, and Cecil. Bobby … Read MoreBobby Womack (1944-2014)

Cuba, Jr. Gooding (1968- )

Image Ownership: Public domain Since his notable role in the critically acclaimed film Boyz N the Hood (1991), Cuba Gooding Jr. has had a major career that has spanned an array of films.  His work has included a diverse group of genres including drama, comedy, … Read MoreCuba, Jr. Gooding (1968- )