After the Civil War, many of the country's best and brightest black advocates, artists, entrepreneurs and intellectuals moved to the New York City neighborhood of Harlem. Thanks largely to the efforts of these residents, Harlem became both the cradle of a cultural revolution and the heart of the civil rights movement. Meet some of the many people who gave—and continue to give—this neighborhood a voice, simply by calling it home.
HBO has released a documentary on writer and filmmaker Arthur Miller. Narrated by his daughter Rebecca, ‘Arthur Miller: Writer,’ covers his full life chronologically, from struggles with the House Un-American Activities Committee to his five-year marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Nina Simone’s childhood home a national treasure; it was saved from demolition in 2016. The singer and Civil Rights activist experienced major mental health & financial issues before dying in France in 2003.
After the Carolina Panthers announced plans to sell his team, P Diddy Tweeted his interest in buying it. "There are no majority African American NFL owners," he wrote, adding he'd make history and put Colin Kaepernick in the running for QB.
After Duane "Keffe D" Davis, the uncle of the prime suspect in Tupac Shakur's murder, confessed to TV that a person in his car fired the shots that killed Tupac. A change.org petition is demanding Los Vegas police considerer new arrest warrants in the rapper’s 1996 murder.