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Wed, 09.11.2022

The National Negro Airmen Association of America is Formed

*On this date in 1939, the National Negro Airmen Association of America (N.N.A.A.A.) was formed. During the mid-1930s and before World War II, a group of foresighted, concerned, and dedicated individuals came together in the Chicago area to create an organization that actively pursued and set the stage for blacks in aviation and aeronautics.  Cornelius […]

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Wed, 09.11.2022

Negro Airmen International is Formed

*Negro Airmen International (N.A.I.) was founded on this date in 1967. N.A.I. helps Americans of African descent to learn about the field of aviation. Edward Albertis Gibbs and several Trainers of the Tuskegee Airmen were responsible for creating and organizing the N.A.I. and incorporating the organization in New York State in 1967. Many of the present African […]

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Wed, 09.11.2022

Edward A. Gibbs, Aviation, Instructor and Businessman born

*Edward Gibbs was born on this date in 1919. He was an aviator, businessman, and instructor. Edward Albertis Gibbs was from New York City. He attended New York City public schools and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from New York University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from New York Law School. […]

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Fri, 04.11.2022

The United Golfers Association is Formed

*The United Golfers Association (UGA) is celebrated on this date in 1925. This group of African American professional golfers operated a separate series of professional golf tournaments for Blacks amid racial segregation in the United States. It was said to have started in 1925 when George Adams became a founding member and in 1926 by Robert Hawkins, a golfer […]

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Fri, 04.11.2022

The National Basketball League is Founded

*The founding of the National Basketball League (NBL) is celebrated on this date in 1937. This was a professional basketball league in the United States.  The forerunner of this league was the Midwest Basketball Conference (MBC) in 1935. It changed its name in 1937 to attract a larger audience. Three Great Lakes area corporations created […]

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Fri, 04.11.2022

Bill Jones, Pioneering Basketball Player, born

*Bill Jones was born on this date in 1914. He was a pioneering Black professional basketball player.   From Toledo, OH., William McNeil Jones was the son of William Allen Jones and Jessie L Gatliff. Jones attended Woodward High School and played collegiately at the University of Toledo.  He played in all five games for the […]

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Fri, 21.10.2022

Johnny Bright, Football Player, born

*Johnny Bright was born on this date in 1930. He was a Black college and professional football player in the Canadian Football League. John Dee Bright was the second oldest of five children raised by his mother in a working-class neighborhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He and his brothers shared two double beds in one […]

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Sat, 03.09.2022

The Major Taylor Cycle Club (Minnesota Chapter), Louis Moore

Louis Moore is a retired administrator and cycling enthusiast. In this segment, he shares the origins of the Minnesota Chapter of the Major Taylor Bicycle Club.

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Sun, 21.08.2022

The Bismark Grays Baseball Team, a story

*The Bismarck Grays is celebrated on this date in 1935. They were a North Dakota integrated national semi-pro baseball. Neil Churchill moved to Bismarck in 1919 and began playing for a city team called the Grays. By 1926 Churchill was named team manager, and he decided to eliminate the previous practice of paying some of […]

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Sun, 21.08.2022

Quincey Trouppe, Baseball Player and Manager born

*Quincy Trouppe was born on this date in 1912. He was a Black professional baseball player and an amateur boxing champion. He was born Quincy Thomas Troupe, a native of Dublin, Georgia. He later changed the spelling to Trouppe in 1946. He played in the Mexican League and the Canadian Provincial League. His teams included St. […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

When you feel blue, the best thing to do is tell yourself to forget it. Laugh your cares away Tomorrow’s another day And Everything will be Copasetic. Never look... The Copestedics Song by Charles Honi Coles and Paul Branker
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