On This Day In Black History: February 24th

February 24, 2016

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  1868; House of Representatives voted, 126 to 47, to impeach President Andrew Johnson. 1864; Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts. 1940; Former… Read More

It Costs $381,000 to Have a Happy Marriage

February 23, 2016

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  I guess I'm too poor to have a happy marriage.  A new study found it costs approximately $381,000 to have a happy marriage.  I wonder how much it costs to happily die alone?  Anyway, here's the breakdown . . . 1.  $30,000 for a wedding and honeymoon.   2.  $2,000 a year for date… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 22nd

February 22, 2016

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  1989; DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first rap Grammy for the hit single "Parents Just Don't Understand." 1950; Julius Winfield( "Dr.J") Erving, 49, former basketball player, born Roosevelt, NY, Feb 22, 1950 1898; Black postmaster lynched and his wife and three daughters shot and maimed for life in Lake City,… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 16th

February 16, 2016

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1923; On this day Bessie Smith makes her first recording, "Down Hearted Blues," which sells 800,000 copies for Columbia Records. 1970;  Joe Frazier knocked out Jimmy Ellis in the second round of their New York fight and became the world heavyweight boxing champion. 1857;  Frederick Douglass elected President of Freedman Bank and Trust. 1951;  New… Read More

On The Day In Black History: February 12th

February 12, 2016

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1909; Founded in 1909 in New York City by a group of black and white citizens committed to social justice, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's largest and strongest civil rights organization 1962; Bus boycott started in Macon, Georgia 1956;  The first black late-night talk show host in… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 9th

February 9, 2016

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1995; Bernard Harris, African-American astronaut, takes space walk. 1906; Death of poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar (33), Dayton, Ohio. 1971; Baseball Hall of Fame inducts Leroy "Satchel" Paige. 1944; Novelist Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia.   Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 5th

February 5, 2016

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  1958; Clifton R. Wharton Sr. confirmed as minister to Rumania. Career diplomat was the first Black to head a U.S. embassy in Europe. 1962; Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student Barack Obama became the first African American named president of the Harvard Law Review. 1934; Henry "Home Run King" Aaron, baseball superstar… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 3

February 3, 2016

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  Blanche Kelso Bruce elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate by the Mississippi legislature. The Negro Baseball League founded. Laura Wheeler Waring, portrait painter and illustrator dies. In Montgomery, Alabama, Thomas Reed, president of the Alabama chapter of the NAACP, was arrested after he and 11 others attempted to strike a… Read More