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Mon, 14.09.2020

Hamilton Holmes born

*Hamilton Holmes was born on this date in 1941.  He was a Black orthopedic physician.   Hamilton E. Holmes was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His father, Alfred, was a businessman and his mother, Isabella, was a teacher. His grandfather, Hamilton Mayo Holmes, was a physician, and was one of Hamilton’s influences. His grandfather and uncle, Alfred Holmes, helped to […]

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Thu, 10.09.2020

Edith DeVoe, Nurse born

*Edith DeVoe was born on this date in 1921.  She was a Black nurse.  Edith Mazie DeVoe was born in Washington, D. C. to Sadie Frances (née Dent) and Joseph Edward DeVoe. Both of her parents were employed in government service and the family consisted of four children, Elizabeth, Edith, Joseph and Sadie. Her brother died […]

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Wed, 09.09.2020

Clara Adams, Educator born

*The birth of Clara Adams is marked on this date in 1933.  She was a Black educator, administrator, chemist and advocate for women’s equity.  From Baltimore, MD., Dr. Clara Isabel Adams was the daughter of William S. Adams Sr., a Bethlehem Steel Corp. longshoreman, and his wife, Mary Emma Cornish “Mimi” Adams, a domestic worker.  […]

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Fri, 28.08.2020

Algernon Jackson born

*Algernon Jackson was born on this date in 1878.  He was a Black physician, surgeon, author, and columnist.   Algernon Brashear Jackson was born in Princeton, Indiana to Charles A. Jackson and Sarah L. Brashear Jackson.  His mother was a public-school teacher in the area and received an extensive education at several institutions, including Indiana […]

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Sat, 22.08.2020

Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson born

*Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was born on this date in 1864.  She was a Black doctor.  Born Halle Tanner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the oldest daughter of nine children to Benjamin Tucker and Sarah Elizabeth Tanner. Johnson was well educated and as a young girl became familiar with the work of prominent Black intellectuals. She worked with […]

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Sun, 02.08.2020

Environmental Racism, a short story

*On this date in 2011, World Environmental Health Day, Environmental racism is affirmed; a culture to protect the environment. This is an environmental justice movement, which developed in the United States throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The term is used to describe environmental injustice that occurs within a racialized context both in practice and policy.  In the […]

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Wed, 29.07.2020

Dr. Myra A. Logan born

*The birth of Myra Logan is celebrated on this date in 1908.  She was a Black Surgeon, and woman’s health advocate.   Myra Adele Logan was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, the daughter of Warren and Adella Hunt Logan. She was the youngest of eight children. Her mother was college-educated and involved in the suffrage and […]

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Wed, 29.07.2020

Sydenham Hospital opens

*Sydenham Hospital is celebrated on this date in 1892.  This was a private hospital founded in a Harlem brownstone, serving mostly African American patients.   Sydenham began as a healthcare facility in Harlem, located at 124 Street and Manhattan Avenue.  Around 1924 the hospital moved to a new 200-bed building at the intersection of West 125 Street and Lenox Avenue. […]

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Wed, 29.07.2020

Ethelene Jones Crockett born

*Ethelene Jones Crockett was born on this date in 1914.   She was a Black physician and public health activist.   Ethelene Jones was born in St. Joseph, MI.  She attended Jackson High School and Jackson Junior College (now Jackson College), where she graduated in 1934. She attended the University of Michigan, where she met and married George Crockett Jr. […]

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Wed, 29.07.2020

Dr. Edward Mazique born

*This date in 1911 marks the birth of Edward Mazique.  He was a Black doctor and pioneer in the medical community of Washington, D.C.  Edward Craig Mazique was a native of Natchez, Miss., He graduated from Natchez College before leaving Mississippi to pursue an undergraduate degree and a graduate of Morehouse College in Georgia, later […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Sex fingers toes in the marketplace near your father's church in hamlet , North Carolina- witness to this love in this calm fallow of these minds, there is no substitute for... DEAR JOHN, DEAR COLTRANE by Michael S. Harper.
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