Shonda Stone is a judge on the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal. She was elected to the court on March 5, 2016, succeeding James Stewart in a term that expires on December 31, 2024. Stone previously served as judge on the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court. Stone received her undergraduate degree from Southern University and her J.D. from Southern University School of Law.
James Monroe Cox (b. 1860) was the first student to receive a B.D. from Gammon Theological Seminary. After serving as a professor for 11 years in Philander Smith College he was appointed the college's president. During his 5-year administration, the school grew to almost 500 students and he strove to send out strong, well-rounded, Christian students. He was a Republican and a member of the Little Rock conference of the M. E. Church.
Mildred Jefferson, 84, Anti-Abortion Activist, Is Dead
Testifying before Congress in 1981, Dr. Jefferson said, "I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live.”
Journalist, author and former TV news anchor JULIUS HUNTER attended Cole Elementary and Sumner High School in St. Louis. Following his graduation from Harris-Stowe, he was a teacher, a copyrighter for a Chicago law firm , and then a student outreach director for Washington University. He then became a news anchor, director and then the first African American to anchor a prime time newscast. He later served as a Vice President for Community Outreach for St. Louis University and founded the…
2010 Hall of Fame Inductee Harold Cash was born on December 26th, 1948 to George and Cora Lee Cash. Harold was the third child of eight children. He attended public school in La Marque, Texas. However, Harold spent most of his summer days at his grandfather’s ranch in Kendleton, Texas. A 1967 graduate of Lincoln High School, Harold furthered his education at Prairie View A&M University obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial....
Emanuel Cleaver : The 51st and First African American mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. He then became a United States Congressman representing Missouri 5th District - In office from the 109th Congress (2005-2007) thru to the 114th Congress (2015-2017)
October 3, 1903 Felton G. Clark, educator, was born in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Clark received his first college degree from Southern University in 1922, eight years after his father founded it with seven faculty members and an annual budget of $10,000. Receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1925, he taught at Southern from 1927 to 1930. He taught at HowardUniversity, 1931-33, returning to Southern in 1934 as dean of the college.
Cecil Williams (born September 22, 1929) was pastor of Glide United Methodist Church in San Francisco for 47 years and now serves as Minister of Liberation for the related Glide Foundation, the largest social service provider in San Francisco. Glide was one of the first churches to welcome LGBQT people and other non-traditional members. He is a graduate of Huston-Tillotson University and was one of the first 5 African American graduates of SMU's Perkins School of Theology…
There was a strong spirit of unity earlier this month, when business owners, clergy, media outlets and community leaders gathered at Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business Auditorium for the historic launch of The Black Dollar Project, a new economic movement, originating from Houston, Texas.