Halle Berry and Denz...

Today in Black History   2002 – Halle Berry and Denzel Washington were the big winners at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Berry won the Best Actress award for her performance in Monster’s Ball, where she played the wife of a...

Vanessa Williams Bor...

    1963 – Vanessa L. Williams born Actress-singer and the first black Miss America Vanessa L. Williams is born in Millwood, New York. 1947 – Wilson Pickett born R&B singer Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville, Alabama. 1938 – Country singer Charlie Pride born...

Maurice Ashley Named...

[ad#336×280] 1999 – First Black Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, an immigrant from Jamaica, was 14 and living in Brooklyn, when he feel in love with the game of chess after reading a book about Paul Morphy, a 19th-century Louisianian who was America’s first great chess player....

Tammi Terrell Dies

    1970 – Motown superstar Tammi Terrell dies. Terrell became a star singing as alongside Marvin Gaye to run off a string of four major hits, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” During a performance at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in October...

Quincy Jones Born

    1933 – Quincy Jones was born Quincy Jones, Music Impresario, Born March 14, 1933 in Chicago’s South Side. He first fell in love with music when he was in elementary school. He settled on the trumpet after trying nearly all the instruments in his school band. At the age of...

Billy Eckstine Dies

1876 – U.S. Refuses to Seat P.B.S. Pinchback, elected Senator from Louisiana in 1873, after three years of controversy.     1971 – Muhammad Ali battled Joe Frazier for the heavyweight championship. In what was called the “Fight of the Century,” the two great...

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