Jaya (a.k.a. Maria Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc) (1970- )

Image Ownership: Public domain Jaya, born Maria Luisa Ramsey, is one of the most renowned singers in the Philippines.  Born to popular Afro-Filipino comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey and Filipino singer and musician Reynaldo Kagahastian on March 21, 1970 in Manila, Jaya’s parents separated when she was three years old. … Read MoreJaya (a.k.a. Maria Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc) (1970- )

Arthur Prysock (1924–1997)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Arthur Prysock was an important multi-genre vocalist born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1924. During the Second World War, Prysock moved from his home to Hartford, Connecticut, in order to work in the aircraft manufacturing industry. It was during this time … Read MoreArthur Prysock (1924–1997)

Cherie Buckner-Webb (1951- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Idaho’s first African American State Senator, inspirational keynote speaker, trainer, and singer Cherie Buckner-Webb, a fifth generation Idahoan was born October 20, 1951 in Boise. Buckner-Webb, her family, and other members of the small black community in the state capital experienced … Read MoreCherie Buckner-Webb (1951- )