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Black History Month 2011

(Photo by Randall Scott)

Part 1: Singer-Songwriter Carol Riddick

Carol Riddick began her career touring with Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, and has become one of the most respected artists in the music community.


Part 2: Mural Artist Ernel Martinez

Ernel Martinez was born in Belize, grew up in Los Angeles, but says he fell in love with the city of Philadelphia while studying art at Kutztown University and at the University of Pennsylvania.


Part 3: Carvin & Ivan

Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias make up the multi-platinum songwriting and production duo that is celebrating ten years together.


Part 4: Entrepreneur Sulaiman Rahman

Sulaiman Rahman is the CEO and president of UrbanPhilly.com and chairman of the board of directors of the African-American Chamber of Commerce.


Part 5: Musician George “Spanky” McCurdy

George “Spanky” McCurdy started playing the drums at a young age in church, and has since played with an impressive roster of artists including Lady Gaga, Tye Tribbett, Diddy, Jilly Scott, Ciara, and Justin Timberlake.


Part 6: DJ Jazzy Jeff

Jeff Townes is a world-renowned DJ and producer who has represented his hometown of Philadelphia in almost everything he does.


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