From a tin-top shack in Oneida, Arkansas to the Brill Building, the center of New York's songwriting and music publishing industry, that was the journey of Rose Marie McCoy. She is one of the most influential and prolific songwriters of classic soul, Rock 'n' Roll, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and gospel; and with over 850 songs published, in a career than spans more than 60 years, she has had one of the longest, most successful songwriting careers in history.
After beginning her singing career in Arkansas, she later found success performing in such venues as Harlem's Baby Grand, Montreal's Montmar...(more)
Sterling Williams, MD, is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Williams has emerged as a noted scientist and medical doctor, who has contributed to the field of medicine throughout the United States and the world. Dr. Williams is the Vice President for Education at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in Washington, DC. In that capacity, he is responsible for the supervision and management of many of the medical education activities of the medical specialty society that represents approximately 52,000 obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States, Canada, Mex...(more)
Fashion and Home Designer, Michelle Revere, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas has been embracing the finest European and American Designs for over thirty years.
Early on in Michelle's life she found her love for fashion and began a very promising career as a couture buyer for several great specialty stores in Little Rock. As couture buyer for an exclusive specialty store, Michelle dressed then Governor Bill Clinton's wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Michelle was responsible for orchestrating the design for Hillary's first Inaugural Gown, which now resides in the Smithsonian National Museum of ...(more)
In 1972 Joseph Daniel McQuany (1928 - 2007) incorporated Serenity House as a private non-profit organization. Through his work, "Joe" as he was known, touched, and indeed transformed the lives of many tens of thousands in the local, state, national and international communities who had addictions.
In 1962 Joe McQuany made a decision, to become sober. Once detoxed, he knew that he would have to find a way to stay sober. His way was Alcoholics Anonymous. In spite of being an outsider at that time because he was an African-American, McQuany was determined to avail himself of the Alcoholics Ano...(more)
Torii Kedar Hunter, a seven time Gold Glove outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels, was born on July 18, 1975 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Torii Hunter has shown his athletic ability, having taken away many home runs throughout his 11 year baseball career for the Minnesota Twins. Torii was selected as the Twins' first-round pick in 1993 out of high school, and made his first appearance with the Twins as a pinch runner in Baltimore on August 22, 1997. On November 21, 2007, Hunter signed a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
He is a 1993 graduate of Pine Bluff (AR) High Scho...(more)