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This Day in Black History: April 4, 1968 (341 hits)
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights icon and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was shot and killed by James Earl Ray while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in M ...
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Gordon, Pamela 1955– (264 hits)
Pamela Gordon Gordon was born in 1955, the daughter of Edgar F. Gordon, a civil rights activist and labour leader who died six months before her birth, and Mildred Layne Bean. Gordon was the youngest of five children born to her father and moth ...
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Sarah Vaughan (213 hits)
Sarah Lois Vaughan (/vɔːn/, pronunciation respelling VAWN; March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer and pianist. Nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One", she won two Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Awa ...
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23 Black leaders who are shaping history today - CNBC (274 hits)
Certainly! Let’s celebrate these remarkable Black leaders who have made history and continue to inspire generations: Vice President Kamala Harris: On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris became the first Black, first South Asian American, and first wo ...
Posted Tuesday, March 26th 2024 at 9:40PM
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FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN MILLIONAIRE BORN March 26, 1810 - May 18, 1848 (38) (239 hits)
William Leidesdorff William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. (1810 – May 18, 1848) was one of the earliest African Americans in California and one of the founders of the city that became San Francisco. A highly successful, enterprising businessman, he w ...
Posted Tuesday, March 26th 2024 at 9:02PM
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SUPREME SINGER DIANA ROSS BORN March 26, 1944 (80) (256 hits)
Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer and actress. She was the lead singer of the vocal group The Supremes, who became Motown's most successful act during the 1960s and one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. They ...
Posted Tuesday, March 26th 2024 at 8:39PM
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Selma to Montgomery March (215 hits)
On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, where local African Americans, the Student Nonviolent Coordinatin ...
Posted Tuesday, March 26th 2024 at 12:51AM
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Aretha Franklin Mar 25, 1942 (202 hits)
Aretha Franklin is one of the most successful female recording artists of all time. She was born on March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee to C. L. and Barbara Franklin. C.L. was a famous Baptist preacher who later founded his own church and Barbara ...
Posted Tuesday, March 26th 2024 at 12:34AM
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Muni Long Penned Rihanna’s Hit 'California King Bed' in 10 Minutes (343 hits)
The Grammy Award winner said she wrote the ballad and went back to shopping for furniture online. Before she became a star in her own right, Muni Long was a sought-after songwriter. One of her best-known compositions was Rihanna’s 2010 hit “Ca ...
Posted Tuesday, March 12th 2024 at 1:02PM
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On This Day in Black History: March 12, 1917 (365 hits)
The first Black Girl Scouts troop was formed on March 12, 1917. Although the Girl Scouts began as an all-white organization in 1912, a Black Girl Scouts Group emerged not long after on March 12, 1917, most likely in the New York area. The forma ...
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Jennifer Hudson (274 hits)
Much has evolved in the lives of these Chicago natives since they gained Oscar-winning status: Hudson won Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2007 for "Dream Girls," then in 2015, Common won Best Original Song with John Legend for "Glory." Since ...
Posted Saturday, March 9th 2024 at 1:23PM
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This Day in Black History: Mar 2 Satcher, David (1941- ) Mar 2, 1941 (358 hits)
David Satcher, physician, educator, and administrator, was born in Anniston, Alabama, on March 2, 1941 to Wilmer and Anne Satcher. In 1963 Satcher graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta. He earned a M.D. and Ph.D. in cytogenetics from Case We ...
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This Day in Black History: March 2 1867 Howard University is established in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 1867 (277 hits)
This Day in Black History: March 2, 1867 Howard University is established in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 1867. After the Civil War ended, members of the First Congregational Society of Washington wanted to establish a seminary to educate Africa ...
Posted Saturday, March 2nd 2024 at 4:39PM
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On This Day in Black History: Feb. 28, 1964 - Jazz great Thelonious Monk cover Time magazine on Feb. 28, 1964. (219 hits)
Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk was a giant of American music. On Feb. 28, 1964, he was featured on the cover of Time magazine, which also included a feature article titled "The Loneliest Monk." Born on Oct. 17, 1917, in Rocky Mount, Nor ...
Posted Wednesday, February 28th 2024 at 2:37PM
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On This Day In Black History FEB 28 40 Years Later, Thriller’s Grammy Sweep Still Resonates (231 hits)
February 28 marks 40 years since Michael Jackson’s game-changing album Thriller took home eight trophies at the 1984 Grammy Awards. His wins that night included Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Engineered Recording. This historic momen ...
Posted Wednesday, February 28th 2024 at 2:09PM
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Anderson, Marian (1897-1993) - Birthday (234 hits)
Anderson, Marian (1897-1993) - Birthday Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American contralto. She performed a wide range of music, from opera to spirituals. Anderson performed with renowned orchestras in major concert and ...
Posted Tuesday, February 27th 2024 at 5:51PM
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On This Day In Black History FEB 27 DL Hughley tests positive for COVID-19 after collapsing at comedy club (233 hits)
DL Hughley tests positive for COVID-19 after collapsing at comedy club D.L. Hughley on Saturday revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19, one day after he suddenly collapsed on stage at a Nashville comedy club. Hughley, 57, took to his Twi ...
Posted Tuesday, February 27th 2024 at 5:00PM
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On This Day In Black History FEB 27 Hugo Black (254 hits)
Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American lawyer, politician, and jurist who served as a U.S. Senator from Alabama from 1927 to 1937 and as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1937 to 1971. A memb ...
Posted Tuesday, February 27th 2024 at 12:21PM
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After securing the world heavyweight championship the day before, Kentucky boxer Cassius Clay adopts the name (746 hits)
After securing the world heavyweight championship the day before, Kentucky boxer Cassius Clay adopts the name Muhammad Ali. Ali announced that he had converted from Christianity to Islam and had joined the controversial Muslim sect the Nation of Isla ...
Posted Monday, February 26th 2024 at 8:34PM
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On This Day In Black History FEB 26 American singer and pianist Fats Domino (213 hits)
Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017), known as Fats Domino, was an American singer-songwriter and pianist. One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Domino sold more than 65 million records. Born in New Orleans to a F ...
Posted Monday, February 26th 2024 at 1:00PM
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On This Day In Black History FEB 26 Andrew Brimmer became first Black governor of the Federal Reserve (223 hits)
At the height of the civil rights movement, Andrew Brimmer became the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Feb. 26, 1966. He was appointed to the position by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Before becoming a gove ...
Posted Monday, February 26th 2024 at 11:52AM
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On This Day In Black History FEB 25 ELIJAH MUHAMMAD PASSES AWAY (315 hits)
CHICAGO, Feb. 25 Elijah Muhammad, spiritual leader of the nation's Black Muslims, died here today of congestive heart failure. The death of the 77 °Messenger of Allah,¡± as his followers called him, came as thousands of Muslims were gathering in ...
Posted Sunday, February 25th 2024 at 8:17PM
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On This Day In Black History FEB 24 Alexander Bustamante (227 hits)
Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante ONH GBE PC (born William Alexander Clarke; 24 February 1884 – 6 August 1977) was a Jamaican politician and labour leader, who, in 1962, became the first prime minister of Jamaica. Early life and education H ...
Posted Saturday, February 24th 2024 at 10:58AM
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On This Day In Black History FEB 24 Floyd Mayweather Jr. (222 hits)
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. (né Sinclair; born February 24, 1977) is an American boxing promoter and former professional boxer who competed between 1996 and 2017. He retired with an undefeated record and won 15 major world championships from super fea ...
Posted Saturday, February 24th 2024 at 10:45AM
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