Miles Davis

C Encyclopaedia Africana February 6, 2021 CECILY TYSON

In January 2021, when she was 96, her memoir, “Just as I Am,” appeared, and in a pre-publication interview with The New York Times Magazine, she was asked if she had any advice for the young.

E Encyclopaedia Africana September 16, 2020 ERNEST DICKERSON

In 1992, Dickerson made his directorial debut with Juice, which he co-wrote with Gerard Brown, who wrote the screenplay.

Encyclopaedia Africana K September 3, 2020 KENDRICK LAMAR

Lamar has a lot of good memories of Compton as a kid: riding bikes, doing back flips off friends’ roofs, sneaking into the living room during his parents’ house parties.

C Encyclopaedia Africana August 31, 2020 CHAKA KHAN

She has a deep commitment to women and children at risk, which led her to establish the Chaka Khan Foundation in 1999.

Encyclopaedia Africana M August 21, 2020 MILES DAVIS

Thousands whose musical taste respected no categorical walls flocked to hear Miles, and a slew of fusion bands were soon spawned, led by his former sidemen: Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Return To Forever.

Encyclopaedia Africana S August 13, 2020 DOCUMENTARY: THE STUART HALL PROJECT

“For many of my generation in the 70s… he was one of the few people of colour we saw on television who wasn’t crooning, dancing or running. His very iconic presence on this most public of platforms suggested all manner of ‘impossible possibilities’.”

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