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Black History Month

Feb 25: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def

Feb 25: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def

Yasiin Bey has earned a place in entertainment as one of the most prolific actors and musicians of his time.
Feb 24: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Maxwell

Feb 24: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Maxwell

Grammy Award-winning artist Maxwell has been credited for spearheading the neo-soul movement.
Feb 23: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Chris Rock

Feb 23: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Chris Rock

Chris Rock has become one of the most successful and well-known stand-ups in modern comedy, earning him the moniker, "funniest man in America."
Feb 22: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Shirley Chisholm

Feb 22: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Shirley Chisholm

Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968, and the first woman and African American to run for president.
Feb 21: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Carmelo Anthony

Feb 21: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Carmelo Anthony

Over the course of his basketball career, Anthony became one of the game's great scorers.
Feb 20: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Jay-Z

Feb 20: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Jay-Z

Jay-Z pulled himself up by his bootstraps to eventually become the reigning rapper of New York City.
Feb 19: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Elizabeth A. Gloucester

Feb 19: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Elizabeth A. Gloucester

An abolitionist, land owner and business operator, Gloucester was said to be the wealthiest Black woman in the nation at the time of her death in 1883.
Feb 19: Brooklyn Black History Maker, MC Lyte

Feb 19: Brooklyn Black History Maker, MC Lyte

MC Lyte forged the way for other female MCs to find their path in the often-sexist, male-dominated world of hip-hop.
Feb. 18: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Mandy Bowman

Feb. 18: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Mandy Bowman

Mandy Bowman, from Downtown Brooklyn, created an app to revolutionize the #BuyBlack movement.
Feb 17: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Big Daddy Kane

Feb 17: Brooklyn Black History Maker, Big Daddy Kane

About.com ranked the Grammy Award-winning artist #3 on its list of the “Top 50 MCs of Our Time.”