Harlem’s Althea Gibson First Black Women to Win a Championship At Wimbledon

640px-Althea_Gibson_NYWTSAlthea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Labelle To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of “Lady Marmalade” With Tour

Nona Hendryx_Patti LaBelle_Sarah Dash of Labelle_Courtesy of Verve Records“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?”

It’s the French expression for “Do you want to sleep with me tonight?” In 1974 the phrase ascended music group, Labelle into the stratosphere of popular culture with their hit single “Lady Marmalade.” Continue Reading →