Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) DJ Name: Don’t Lorraine On My Parade Happy Pride Month, everyone! In the past we’ve written about Sylvia Rivera, Audre Lorde, Stormé DeLarverie and Bayard Rustin, who all had one thing in common: each was open about their sexuality in different ways, despite the fact that identifying as part of the LGBTQ+Continue reading “Lorraine Hansberry”

Gutzon Borglum

Gutzon Borglum (1867 – 1941) DJ Name: Gutsy Gutzon Happy belated President’s day to all who celebrate and to all who enjoyed a three-day weekend (thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971 — yes, a real a$$ act that gives you those nice lonnnnnng weekends). In honor of all the Presidents who haveContinue reading “Gutzon Borglum”

Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin (1880 – 1973) DJ Name: Jammin’ Jeannette   On August 18, 1920, women (read: white women) were finally given the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. And a week later on August 26th, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby officially certified its passage with his signature. One of those (white) womenContinue reading “Jeannette Rankin”

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle (1931-1995) DJ Name: Tricky Mickey A man of many names: “The Commerce Comet,” “The Mick,” “A Great Teammate” and, to us, “Tricky Mickey.” This man gave everyone 100% reason to remember his name: Mickey Mantle, a grand slam of a baseball player.  So why have one walk up song when you can haveContinue reading “Mickey Mantle”

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) DJ Name: Márquez the Mixer Just like us during the winter when the cold, bitter air of the East Coast freezes our fingertips, bananas crave tropical climates. They prefer the soupy heat of the area that surrounds the equator where they can drink lots of water and bask in the sun’sContinue reading “Gabriel García Márquez”

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797 – 1851) Stage Name: Shuffler Shelley A little over 200 years ago, Mary Shelley created Dr. Victor Frankenstein who created a monster that would change 10th grade English class syllabi forever. Though Dr. Frankenstein learns that he must be held accountable for his decisions and experiments, and the monster learns that he’sContinue reading “Mary Shelley”