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Tue, 13.04.2021

Beyoncé Knowles, Singer, and Lyricist born

*Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter Knowles was born on this date in 1981. She is a Black singer and songwriter. Beyonce Giselle Knowles is from Houston, Texas, the daughter of Celestine “Tina” Knowles (née Beyonce), a hairdresser and salon owner, and Mathew Knowles, a Xerox sales manager. Beyoncé’s name is a tribute to her mother’s maiden name. Her […]

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Tue, 13.04.2021

Jay-Z, Rapper, Producer, and Businessman born

*Jay-Z was born on this date in 1969. He is a Black rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and record producer. Born, Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn New York he was raised in Marcy Houses in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood. After their father, Adnis Reeves, abandoned the family, Jay-Z and his three siblings were raised by their […]

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Sun, 28.03.2021

R. Kelly, Singer and Producer born

*R. Kelly was born this date in 1967.  He is a Black singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist.   Robert Sylvester Kelly was born at Chicago Lying-in Hospital in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.  He is the third of four children with an older sister and brother and a younger brother. His mother, Joanne Kelly, […]

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Sun, 28.03.2021

Marla Gibbs, Actress born

*Marla Gibbs was born on this date in 1931.  She is a Black actress, comedian, singer, writer and television producer, whose career spans five decades.   The middle of three sisters, Margaret Theresa Bradley was born at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.   Her parents were Ophelia Birdie (née Kemp) and Douglas Bradley. She attended […]

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Fri, 05.03.2021

Anthony Barboza, Photographer born

*Anthony Barboza was born on this date in 1944.  He is a Black photographer, historian, artist and writer. From in New Bedford, Massachusetts he has family roots originating from Cape Verde.  and work that began in commercial art more than forty years ago, Barboza’s artistic talents and successful career helped him to cross over and pursue his passions in […]

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Sat, 27.02.2021

Maya Rudolph, Actress born

*Maya Rudolph was born on this date in 1972.  She is a Black actress, comedian, and singer.   Maya Khabira Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, to singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton and composer Richard Rudolph. Her mother was Black and her father is white-Ashkenazi Jewish. Her paternal grandfather was Sidney Rudolph, a philanthropist who once owned all […]

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Thu, 18.02.2021

Juano Hernández, Actor born

*Juano Hernández was born on this date in 1896.  He was an Afro Puerto Rican stage television and film actor.   He was born Juan G. Hernández in San Juan, Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican father and an Afro Brazilian mother. With no formal education, he worked as a sailor and settled in Rio […]

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Sat, 13.02.2021

The Temptations Show airs on TV.

*The Temptations Show was aired on this date in 1969.  This was a one-hour syndicated television special starring Motown singing group The Temptations.  Produced by Motown Productions, its guest-starred George Kirby and Kaye Stevens.   Among the featured musical numbers were Temptations singles such as “Get Ready”, “Cloud Nine”, and “Run Away Child, Running Wild”, pop […]

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Sat, 13.02.2021

George Kirby, Comedian born

*George Kirby was born on this date in 1923.  He was a Black comedian, singer, and actor.   Born in Chicago, Kirby broke into show business in the 1940s at the Club DeLisa, a South Side establishment that employed a variety-show format and preferred to hire local singers, dancers, and comedians. His first recording was […]

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Sun, 07.02.2021

Sara Gómez, Filmmaker born

*Sara Gómez was born on this date in 1942.  She was an Afro-Cuban filmmaker.  Sara Gómez aka Sarita Gómez came from the folkloric Havana neighborhood of Guanabacoa.  Her community was of Afro-Cuban popular culture, as well as a marginal sector of Cuba that has many issues such as racism and gender inequality.  She studied music […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

*Hear ye, hear ye This court is now in session His Honor, Judge Pigmeat Markham presidin Hear ye, hear ye, the court of swing It's just about ready to do that thing I don't... HERE COMES THE JUDGE by Pigmeat Markham
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