Nina Simone — Black History Month

The High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone lived Black, proud, and out loud. She called her sound "Black classical music", which she created to provoke curiosity in the minds and hearts of Black people around the world. Ms. Simone wrote, played and sang passionately the struggles of Blackness and resistance during the Civil Rights Movement. …

Sojourner Truth — Black History Month

One of the pioneers of feminism, Sojourner Truth was also the first proponent of intersectional feminism. She addressed the nuance between women's issues and those of Black people over a century and a half before Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the phrase. Born enslaved c. 1797, Truth fought and won a slander case where she was accused …

Maya Angelou — Black History Month

Developing a love of truth, standing for civil rights, enjoying life itself and recording the experience, our matriarch became an inspiration. Maya Angelou’s words, spoken, on the printed page or reflected here, continue to promote self-examination, equality and friendship. Believing that “we are more alike than unalike”, Maya Angelou would be the first to say …