Posts Tagged: African American

Quietly capable, Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, was the first female African American architect in the country

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her

Quietly capable, Norma Merrick Sklarek, 85, was the first female African American architect in the country

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her

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Breaking: ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius found dead today, apparent suicide

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,

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Breaking: ‘Soul Train’ creator Don Cornelius found dead today, apparent suicide

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. – “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius was found dead at his Sherman Oaks on home Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources said police arrived at Cornelius’ home around 4 a.m. He apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound,

Camilla Williams, 92, may have been first black woman to sing with major opera company

(From The Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind., on Jan. 31, 2012.) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Legendary opera singer Camilla Williams was in failing health when her friends and colleagues Charles Webb and two-time Grammy winner Sylvia McNair stopped by her Bloomington apartment to

Camilla Williams, 92, may have been first black woman to sing with major opera company

(From The Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind., on Jan. 31, 2012.) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Legendary opera singer Camilla Williams was in failing health when her friends and colleagues Charles Webb and two-time Grammy winner Sylvia McNair stopped by her Bloomington apartment to

Born in Asheville, NC, Herbert Nipson, 95, became editor of Ebony magazine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine’s editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier, had a target readership of urban African-Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged

Born in Asheville, NC, Herbert Nipson, 95, became editor of Ebony magazine

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – When Herbert Nipson joined Ebony magazine’s editorial staff in 1949, the publication, founded just four years earlier, had a target readership of urban African-Americans, and its stories reflected that sensibility. But as the civil rights movement surged