Sidney Poitier Wins ...

Today in Black History       1964 – Actor Sidney Poitier was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as a laborer in the movie Lilies of the Field. Poitier was previously nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar) in 1959 for his roe in The Defiant Ones alongside...

Dr. Martin Luther Ki...

1913 – Blues legend Muddy Waters was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Born McKinley Morganfield he was a pioneer in the field of blues and had a profound impact on the history of rock and roll, influencing artists throughout the United States and in Britain, where many members of what...

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...

P.B.S. Pinchback elected to the U. S. Senate. Jan14

P.B.S. Pinchback ele...

   1873 – P.B.S. Pinchback Elected to the Senate P.B.S. Pinchback elected to the U. S. Senate. He had previously served as the Governor of Louisiana when then incumbent Governor Henry Warmoth was impeached. Pinchback was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and thus...