Xavier Colvin was born on October 3. He is a student athlete at Butler University, where he came out to his Bulldogs football team and coach this past summer. Colvin is the son of two-time Super Bowl champion Rosevelt Colvin. Full bio coming soon.
Dr. Jafari S. Allen was born on October 2, 1968. He is an author, scholar, LGBTQ community advocate, and community builder. Jafari Sinclaire Allen was born in Queens, New York City, the youngest child of J. Herbert Allen, an engineer, and Geri Allen, a homemaker. He attended Springfield Gardens High school before enrolling at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Allen went on to major in Africana Studies and Anthropology at New York University’s Gallatin School (where he was a University Honors […]
Whitfield Lovell was born on October 2, 1959. He is an acclaimed visual artist best known for his contemporary installations and works on paper using historical African American images and found objects. In 2007, Lovell was awarded the MacArthur Foundation fellowship. Whitfield MacAllister Lovell was born in New York City. He was the third of four children born to Allister Lovell, a postal worker and self-taught photographer of Barbadian descent, and Gladys Glover Lovell, an elementary school teacher whose parents migrated from […]
E. Denise Simmons was born on October 2, 1951. She is serving her eighth two-year term on the Cambridge City Council (Massachusetts), and her second term as mayor of Cambridge. In 2008, she became the first openly lesbian African American mayor in the United States. A lifelong resident of Cambridge, Simmons attended public schools before receiving a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a master’s in Psychotherapy from Antioch College. In 1982, she established her […]
Assotto Saint was born on October 2, 1957 (to June 29, 1994). He was a Haitian-born, pioneering poet, author, performance artist, musician, editor, human rights and AIDS activist, theatrical founder, and dancer. Saint was among the first Black activists to disclose his HIV positive status, and one of the first poets to include the AIDS crisis in his work. Saint was born in Haiti as Yves François Lubin. He was raised by his mother, Marie Lubin, a registered nurse anesthetist, […]