1936 – Born Alfonso Joseph D’Abruzzo in New York City on January 28, 1936. 1943 – Contracted polio at the age of seven. 1956 – Received his bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. 1957 – Joined the Army Reserve of the United States and served in Korea as a gunnery officer. Married Arlene Weiss. 1972-1983 – ..
1954 – Born on the 24th of April in Philadelphia. 1974 – Served as Minister of Information for the Philadelphia Black Panthers. – Worked as a print and radio journalist who had aired on National Public Radio and National Black Network. – Served as president of the Philadelphia Society of Black Journalists. ..