Black History

New Photo of Young Harriet Tubman to Hit Auction Block

harriet-tubman-549x315A newly discovered photo of abolitionist Harriet Tubman when she was a much younger woman will be sold at auction in New York City next month.

The photo was found in an album owned by another abolitionist, according to the curator of an auction house.

Tubman’s photo will be included alongside photos of other well-known abolitionists from that era.

The album is expected to fetch an estimated $20,000 to $30,000.

Tubman was a runaway slave who fled north in 1849. She returned to help lead 300 slaves to freedom as conductor of the underground railroad.

February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month in America and Tubman is my favorite pioneer of all time.

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Author & Poet Patrick L. Washington on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

patrick%20l%20washingtonJourney with me during this BHM as I continue to highlight those extraordinary African American individuals, making strides through their God given talents, expertise and abilities. Those individuals acknowledging their gifts and bringing their dreams to life.

Join me tonight at 6:30 P.M. on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via blog talk radio, as I sit down with South Carolina Author and Poet, Patrick L. Washington to discuss his book Praying For God’s Glory” poems about life and giving God Glory in the midst of your storms.

Tune in “Live” tonight to find out why Patrick lives by the scripture found in Proverbs 18:16:A man’s gift maketh room for him and bringeth him before great men.” 

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Jazz Artist Cynthia Holiday, tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


There have been many known jazz greats such as; Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Nina Simone just to name a few. And Ella Fitzgerald had a way with her voice which has left a legacy for many years to come.

My guest tonight heralds from Newark, New Jersey and is a well studied vocalist who seeks to carry the tradition of singing the blues like other well known female greats. Cynthia Holiday (pictured above) seeks to continue the tradition of jazz women who sing the blues, a style that has become a lost art among vocalists.

Tune into “Conversations Of A Sistah” tonight at 6:30 pm. on as we continue to honor and salute those “awesome individuals” contributing to our history with their gifts and talents.

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Making His Dreams B.I.G. in History! Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


The celebration of Black History month, is a celebration in saluting the efforts of great African American pioneers of our time. We all have something to contribute in history with our God given talents and abilities, having such recognitions being saluted across the board. From community activist, to gymnast, from poets to authors the coalition of talents are endless.

Take a journey with me this month as I celebrate our history with great diversity, by highlighting those talented individuals making history for this time.

Join me tonight at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” with my very special guest, southern rapper Guttamane (pictured above), whose real name is David Lee Myers Jr. a native of Camden, Mississippi. A talented rapper who against all odds are making his “Dreams B.I.G” at this time in history.

Tune in with me tonight, as I speak with Guttamane and dig into his culture of rap, how its music and lyrics will take its place in history and the primary message it sends to future generations.

In the meantime sample his music below and follow the link to access tonight’s show!


“Aaron Henry From Harlem Created The DooRag With Velcro”

The 34-year-old Harlem native, was tired of wearing a ‘do-rag that left him with headaches and marks on his forehead, commonly created by tying the strings too tightly. So Henry created the “stringless ‘do-rag,” which now uses a snag-free Velcro to secure it.

He calls his creation the TsuRag.

“My goal with the TsuRag was to come up with a new way to maintain your hair,” Henry told the Daily News. “I want them to feel a sense of relief” since do-rag’s can be uncomfortable around the forehead.

Henry says “his new rag leaves no marks and can be worn right up until the moment before a big meeting or interview.”

“I want them to put it on and know that it’s doing its job without compromising their appearance” said Henry, who grew up on W. 141st St. near Lenox Ave. “It’s truly designed to maintain your ‘do.”

The TsuRag (do-rag) officially launches today and will be sold online at .

So let’s support this new entrepeneur people. The website is hot!!!!