On This Day In Black History: February 28

February 28, 2017

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  1943;  Porgy and Bess opened on Broadway with Anne Brown and Todd Duncan in starring roles.   1942;  Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit.   1708;  Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island (N.Y.). Seven whites killed. Two Black male slaves and an Indian slave were hanged, and a Black woman was burned alive.   1984;… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 27

February 27, 2017

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  1988;  Figure skater Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal (bronze) at the winter Olympic Games.   1964;  Anna Julia Cooper, champion for the rights of black women, dies at the age of 105.   1883;  Walter B. Purvis patented hand stamp.   1942;  Journalist Charlayne Hunter was born this… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 23

February 23, 2017

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  1869;  Louisiana governor signed public accommodations law.   1995;  Bass Singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations died of complications following a brain seizure in Los Angeles. He was 53.   1868;  On this day Dr.William Edward Burghardt DuBois, educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass.   1979;  Frank E. Peterson… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 21

February 21, 2017

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  1936;   On this day Barbara Jordan, who will be the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives, is born   1917;  Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917--82) Jazz musician; born in Rocky Mount, N.C. He was raised in New York   1965;  Malcolm X (39) assassinated in Audubon Ballroom at a rally… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 17

February 17, 2017

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  1918;  Birthday of Rep. Charles A. Hayes, D-Illinois, who was born in Cairo, Illinois. In 1989, Hayes was re-elected to a fourth term in the House of Representatives. He was first elected Sept. 12, 1983.   1967;  Ronald De Voe, Singer of Bell Biv DeVoe Born Boston, MA, February 17, 1967.   1997;  Virginia… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 16

February 16, 2017

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

On This Day In Black History: February 15

February 15, 2017

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;   1964;  Louis Armstrong's "Hello Dolly" recording becomes his first and only number one record.   1961;  U.S. and African nationalist protesting the slaying of Congo Premire Patrice Lumumba distrupts U.N. sessions   1848;   Sarah Roberts barred from white school in Boston. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, filed the first school integration suit on… Read More

Five Ways Guys Screw Up Buying Flowers

February 13, 2017

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  "GQ" talked to a bunch of florists about how clueless guys are when it comes to buying flowers.  Here are five ways they screw it up . . .     1.  Waiting until the last minute.  If you do, there might not be much to choose from at flower shops.  Or you'll end… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 10

February 10, 2017

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  1992; Alex Haley, American biographer, scriptwriter, author who became famous with the publication of the novel ROOTS, dies.   1927; 1946 Georgia-born Jackie Robinson -- major league baseball's first black player -- married Rachel Isum.   1940; Singer Roberta Flack was born   1868; Conservatives, aided by military forces, seized convention hall and established… Read More

On This Day In Black History: February 9

February 9, 2017

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    1952;  Author Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man wins the National Book Award 1995; Bernard Harris, African-American astronaut, takes space walk. 1971; Baseball Hall of Fame inducts Leroy "Satchel" Paige. 1944;  Novelist Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia. 1906; Death of poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar (33), Dayton, Ohio.   Read More