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Thu, 13.01.2022

Ronnie Spector, 1960s Singer born

*Ronnie Spector was born on this date in 1943. She was a Black singer who formed the girl group the Ronettes in 1957 with her elder sister Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley. Veronica Yvette Bennett was born in Spanish Harlem, the daughter of a Black Cherokee mother and Irish white-American father. Bennett and her sister, […]

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Thu, 30.12.2021

Day, Dawn, & Dusk (Singing Group) is formed

*Day, Dawn, & Dusk are celebrated on this date in 1946. They were a. Black trio acapella singing group in the mid 20th century. A vocal-instrumental trio, they were much in a style of other small combos such as the Three Bits of Rhythm, Doe-Ray-Me Trio, and the Three Peppers. They occupy a small niche […]

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Thu, 30.12.2021

Marie Knight, Singer born

*Marie Knight was born on this date in 1920. She was a Black gospel and R&B singer. Marie Roach was born in either Attapulgus, Georgia, or Sanford, Florida, but she grew up in Newark, New Jersey. Her father was a construction worker, and the family belonged to the Church of God in Christ. She first […]

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Thu, 30.12.2021

The Ebony Showcase Theater and Cultural Arts Center Opens

 *On this date in 1950, we celebrate the Ebony Showcase Theatre and Cultural Arts Center (ESTCAC), Inc. Originally opened in 1923, as the Rimpau Theatre, Washington & Rimpau streets in Los Angeles. The location was on the south side of the street, five blocks east of La Brea Ave. Its seating capacity was 750, and […]

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Thu, 30.12.2021

Rashida Jones, Media Entertainer born

*Rashida Jones was born on this date in 1976. She is a Black Jewish actress, director, writer, and producer. Rashida Leah Jones was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother was actress Peggy Lipton and her father, musician/record producer Quincy Jones. She is the younger sister of actress and model Kidada Jones. Jones’s father is Black, […]

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Tue, 14.12.2021

John A. Lomax, Musicologist born

*John Lomax was born on this date in 1867. He was a white-American teacher, musicologist, and folklorist who did much to preserve American folk music. The Lomax family originally came from England with William Lomax, who settled in Rockingham County in “the colony of North Carolina.” John Avery Lomax was born in Goodman in Holmes […]

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Tue, 14.12.2021

Blind Willie McTell, Folk and Blues Musician born

*Blind Willie McTell was born on this date in 1898. He was a Black Piedmont blues and ragtime singer and folk music guitarist. McTell (born William Samuel McTier) was from Thomson, Georgia. He was born blind in one eye and lost his remaining vision by late childhood. He attended schools for the blind in Georgia, […]

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Sun, 12.12.2021

Sue Jorge, Musician, and Actor born

*Sue Jorge was born on this date in 1970. He is an Afro Brazilian musical artist, songwriter, and actor. Jorge Mário da Silva (his birth name) was the firstborn of four children in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro. According to a DNA test, Seu Jorge is 85.1% African, 12.9% European, and 2% Amerindian. He belongs to haplogroup […]

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Fri, 10.12.2021

The Preservation Hall (New Orleans), Opens

*On this date in 1961, The Preservation Hall was founded. This is an American jazz venue in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. The building is associated with a house band, a record label, and a non-profit foundation. Regarding its location history, Antoine Faisendieu bought the lot from Guillermo Gros in 1803 and built a tavern, […]

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Fri, 10.12.2021

George Lewis, Musician born

*George Lewis was born on this date in 1900. He was a Black jazz clarinetist. He was born Joseph Louis Francois Zenon in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. Through his mother, Alice Zeno, his maternal great-great-grandmother was a Senegalese slave brought to Louisiana around 1803. Zeno’s family retained some knowledge of the Senegalese language and […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

The first thing you do is to forget that i’m Black.Second, you must never forget that i’m Black. You should be able to dig Aretha,but don’t play her every... FOR THE WHITE PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW HOW TO BE MY FRIEND by Pat Parker
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