Remembering David Harris, the First Black Commercial Pilot for a Major Airline

Remembering David Harris, The FIrst Black Commercial Pilot for A Major Airline

David E. Harris, a former Air Force airman who became the first Black pilot for a major U.S. passenger airline, died on March 8 in Marietta, Georgia. He was 89 years old.  Harris worked for American Airlines from 1964 to 1994, according to The Washington Post, becoming the first Black pilot to man the cockpit […]

Remembering Flint City Council Member & Community Activist Eric Mays

Eric Mays, a prominent Flint City Council member celebrated for his activism during the city’s water crisis, passed away at the age of 65. According to the Associated Press, the announcement of his death was made by city officials late Saturday, although the cause of death was not disclosed. The loss has reverberated throughout Flint, […]

Remembering Former Football Player & Legendary Actor Carl Weathers

He was 76 years old. On February 1, 2024, the world bid farewell to a true Hollywood legend as actor Carl Weathers passed away, Variety reports. With a career spanning decades, Weathers left a lasting legacy, charming audiences with his charisma, talent, and unforgettable performances. Born on January 14, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Weathers’s […]

Emmy Award-Winning Actor Andre Braugher Has Joined the Ancestors

The Emmy Award-winning actor leaves a legacy of outstanding performances. Andre Braugher was born on July 1, 1962 in Chicago. As the youngest of four children his early life in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago’s West Side laid the foundation for his admired career, Block Club Chicago reports. Initially pursuing engineering at Stanford University, he […]

Actor Richard Roundtree, the Original ‘Shaft,’ Has Joined the Ancestors

He was our Black action hero! Richard Roundtree was born in New Rochelle, New York, and was a celebrated football star at Southern Illinois University, NBC News reports. After college, he dabbled in modeling before getting his big break in the world of acting. A member of New York’s Negro Ensemble Company, Roundtree made his […]

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