Category: PEOPLE

Dorothy Height, Matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement Dies

Dorothy Height, Matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement Dies

Dorothy I. Height, 98, a founding matriarch of the American civil rights movement whose crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades, died early Tuesday morning of natural causes, a spokesperson for the National Council of Negro Women said. Ms. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed [...]

April 20, 2010 | 1 Comment More
Harlem Power Broker, Media Mogul and History Maker Percy Sutton Dead at 89

Harlem Power Broker, Media Mogul and History Maker Percy Sutton Dead at 89

Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, died Saturday at age 89. Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed Sutton’s death. She did not know the cause. His daughter, Cheryl Sutton, declined to comment when reached by [...]

December 27, 2009 | 3 Comments More
La Menta Collective — Friends. Artists. Collaborators.

La Menta Collective — Friends. Artists. Collaborators.

La Menta Collective is a new initiative providing a platform for new and emerging artists of various art forms. The Collective seeks to provide an avenue for artistic growth. Through regular exhibitions, readings and performances (juntas), an online presence, and involvement in various arts events, they strive to provide themselves and other artists with a [...]

August 17, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Michael Jackson’s Last Rehearsal Photos

Michael Jackson’s Last Rehearsal Photos

Michael Jackson’s last concert rehearsal at Staples Center on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

June 30, 2009 | 4 Comments More
Tina Shoulders’ Laidback Lifestyle

Tina Shoulders’ Laidback Lifestyle

In the midst of national economic trouble, Laidback Founder and Creative Director Tina Shoulders has found her niche in the home decor industry.  The Bronx native and former fashion designer is making a mark with her pop culture inspired pillows, which were unique enough to be featured on MTV’s Real World Brooklyn. Laidback goes beyond [...]

February 18, 2009 | 0 Comments More