Nancy Morejón — Black History Month

Born in 1944, Nancy Morejón is one of Cuba's most prestigious writers. Morejón came of age during the Cuban revolution and her work thematically speak of cultural resistance and Cuban nationalism. The Cuba National Literature Prize winner is also one of the first Cuban women to celebrate Blackness and Black womanhood in poetry. Mujer Negra (Black Woman) is …

Shirley Chisholm — Black History Month

The educator, administrator, community activist and Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm made history when she became the first woman to run for the Democratic Presidential nomination. She was also the first Black woman to run for President in 1972. She combated misogynoir from all sides, including national feminist organizations who encouraged her to seek the nation's highest …

Celia Cruz — Black History Month

Celia Cruz, "The Queen of Salsa" became an iconic Afro-Latina role model known the world over for her vivacious spirit. Her career, which began in the nightclubs of Havana in the 1940s, spanned several decades and boasted three Grammy Awards, four Latin Grammy Awards, The President's National Medal of Arts and countless lifetime achievement awards. Her legacy lives …