Leona Vicario

Leona Vicario (1789-1842) DJ Name: Leonasty Cinco de Mayo is a big deal in America, and it’s marked with gran celebraciónes of Mexican culture and heritage. Though las fiestas are particularly litty city in Mexican-American enclaves, Cinco de Mayo has become popular throughout the States as well, with people donning bright colors, dancing and chowing downContinue reading “Leona Vicario”

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly (1864 – 1922) DJ Name: Fly Bly With little formal writing training, Nellie Bly proved throughout her life that the pen was mightier than the sword. Nellie was a sneaky gal, nosing her way around town and blowing things wide open in newspapers. When Nellie began her career, women weren’t writing breaking newsContinue reading “Nellie Bly”

Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson (1866-1955) DJ Name: MatthYOUUUU(soulja boy tell ‘em) Everyone knows that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole with Mrs. Claus, who bakes lots of snowflake-shaped cookies, and their posse of elves and reindeer. But lots of people are unaware that someone else once stepped foot on that barren land of ice and snowContinue reading “Matthew Henson”

Nellie Cashman

Nellie Cashman (1845-1925) DJ Name: Ca$h Ca$h  Did you remember to wear your favorite green clothing item yesterday, or were you pinched because you’re a cotton-headed ninny-muggins? Since it’s (still) Women’s History Month and just one day after St. Patrick’s Day, we’re combining the topics of “women” and “Irish” to provide this week’s shuffler: NellieContinue reading “Nellie Cashman”

Hazel M. Johnson

Hazel M. Johnson (1935-2011) DJ Name: Hazed & Confused Years before Greta Thunberg said “how dare you” to a bunch of big boi politicians who are daring to not do anything about climate change, Hazel M. Johnson fought for environmental justice in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods and worked to improve living conditions for those in publicContinue reading “Hazel M. Johnson”

Rebecca Lee Crumpler

Rebecca Lee Crumpler (1831-1895) DJ Name: Crumpin’ Crumpler Fun fact! When Dr. Dre said “I need a doctor” in 2011, they were actually referring to DJ Dr. Crumpin’ Crumpler. That’s right, Rebecca Lee Crumpler literally brought Dr. Dre back to life because she was THAT good of a doctor. OK, but for real, Rebecca LeeContinue reading “Rebecca Lee Crumpler”