Thursday Nov 14
Why Paul Robeson's voice spoke for us all
One evening in May 1944, Paul Robeson rushed north-eastwards from the Shubert Theatre in midtown Manhattan to a radio studio half a dozen blocks away, still dressed for the stage as Othello.
Whoopi Goldberg remembers Moms Mabley. So does Joan Rivers & Sidney Poitier
She was often called "the funniest woman in the world." But too few people even know the name Jackie "Moms" Mabley, the iconic African-American stand-up comedienne who broke racial and sexual boundaries and continues to inspire comedians to this day.