Month: February 2014

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Black History Month Has Come To An End In 2014
Black History Month In 2014 Has Come To An End
Durwin Randle | 28 February

We’ve come to the end of Black History Month for 2014, but we haven’t come the end of learning about

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Guion Bluford - Black History Month
Guion Bluford – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 28 February

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 22, 1942. Guion Bluford became the first African American to travel in space. He

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Will.i.am - Black History Month
Will.i.am – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 27 February

Will.i.am is a hit-making master as a solo artist and as a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning group the

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Jane Bolin - Black History Month
Jane Bolin – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 26 February

Jane Bolin graduated from Yale Law School and, after relocating to New York City, became sworn in by Mayor Fiorello

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Otis Boykin - Black History Month
Otis Boykin – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 25 February

Otis Boykin was born on August 29, 1920, in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Fisk College in 1941 and took

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Babyface - Black History Month
Babyface – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 24 February

Born on April 10, 1959, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds played with the band The Deele before forming a

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Wally Amos - Black History Month
Wally Amos – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 23 February

Wally Amos was born on July 1, 1936, in Tallahassee, Florida. He started in the mailroom of the William Morris

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Gwendolyn Bennett - Black History Month
Gwendolyn Bennett – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 22 February

Born on July 8, 1902, in Giddings, Texas, Gwendolyn Bennett found success as a poet, fiction writer and journalist during

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Ralph D. Abernathy - Black History Month
Ralph Abernathy – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 21 February

Ralph Abernathy was a Baptist minister who, with Martin Luther King Jr., organized the historical Montgomery bus boycotts. He co-founded

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Tichina Arnold - Black History Month
Tichina Arnold – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 20 February

Tichina Arnold was popular for her role as Pam James, opposite Martin Lawrence, on the sitcom Martin. After Martin, Arnold

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In the late 1980s, Flex Alexander branched out in to acting along with dancing and choreographing. He began performing stand-up comedy and out film roles.
Flex Alexander – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 19 February

Flex Alexander was born in New York City on April 15, 1970. Alexander started his profession as a dancer and

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Hank Aaron - Black History Month
Hank Aaron – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 18 February

Born into humble circumstances on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, Alabama, Hank Aaron ascended the ranks of the Negro Leagues

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Maya Angelou Part1 - Black History Month
Maya Angelou Part2 – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 17 February
In the future Successes Maya Angelou has written a number of autobiographies all through her career, including All God's Children
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Maya Angelou Part1 - Black History Month
Maya Angelou Part1 – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 16 February

Maya Angelou is famous for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which made literary history as

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Debbie Allen - Black History Month
Debbie Allen – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 15 February

Debbie Allen hit it big in 1980, starring in a Broadway revival of West Side Story. Her performance gained her

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Happy Valentine's Day Friends
Happy Valentines Day Friends
Durwin Randle | 14 February

Just in case you don’t have anyone to share Valentine’s Day with, I’d like to say you Happy Valentines Day

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Marian Anderson – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 14 February

Born February 27, 1897, in Philadelphia, Marian Anderson displayed vocal talent as a child, but her family could not afford

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Benjamin Banneker - Black History Month
Benjamin Banneker – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 13 February

Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. An absolutely free black who owned a farm

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Aaliyah Haughton - Black History Month
Aaliyah Haughton – Black Histon Month
Durwin Randle | 12 February

Brooklyn-born Aaliyah Dana Haughton began voice lessons soon after she learned to talk. Determined to be a star, she signed

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Macon Bolling Allen - Black History Month
Macon Bolling Allen – Black History Month
Durwin Randle | 11 February

Macon Bolling Allen was born in 1816 in Indian, and moved to Maine in the early 1840s. In 1844, Allen

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