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She’s Every Women

Chaka Khan, celebrated her 60th birthday on March 23rd, with soirees in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. The legendary 10-time Grammy winner is embarking on her 40-year career, as well as expanding her entrepreneurial empire. The Queen of Funk-Soul has been busy with releasing her single, It’s not Over and being honored at last […]

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, was born in Boston, on August 31, 1842. The St. Pierres’ were one of the leading families in Boston. Her mother was an English born white lady and her father was from the island of Martinique, and founder of the Boston Zion Church. They were able to send young Ms.St. Pierre […]

Freeman Sues for Freedom

Elizabeth Freeman, sometime in 1700’s, was born in slavery in New York. She was then sold to John Asley, whom she worked for at least 30 years. Listening to her master’s friends discuss the newly ratified Massachusetts Constitution, she concluded that if all people was born free and equal, so was she. Mrs. Freeman then […]