A panel of historians said they understood the use of “artistic license” to heighten the drama, but the film overstepped. Even when the entire creative team is African American, one scholar said, “that doesn’t mean we can’t wave the flag if there is a problem.”
“She was a vibrant, strong force. She did not live to 106 by being gentle. She was a tough cookie,” Saul Shorr said of his mother, Sally Shorr, who died March 21, 2020. Mrs. Shorr became a popular Weight Watchers lecturer after she lost 125 pounds.
James Spady seemed to know not only everything but everybody, including a galaxy of African-American greats ranging from writer James Baldwin and poet Sonia Sanchez to the Funkadelic George Clinton and rapper Tupac Shakur. In his plastic grocery bags, he carried the tapes to prove it.
If Cherelle Parker's bill passes, Philadelphia would become the first municipality in Pennsylvania to ban discrimination against African Americans who wear their hair in braids, dreadlocks, and twists, or ornamented with beads and barrettes.
Mrs. Jackson attended public schools and graduated from Germantown High School. During World War II, she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter,” the nickname given to women who joined the war effort, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, said her daughter, Alma Reese.
Until Angelina Lincoln began researching the remarkable lives of William Moulden and his wife, Juliana, for her master’s degree, nearly everything that university administrators knew about them fit into a blurb on Villanova’s website.
Mrs. Perez died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at the Edgehill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. “If all my mother had was $5, and you needed money, she would give you every penny of it,” her daughter, Lonna Evans, said. “She never cared about material things. She wanted to help people."