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Today is Wednesday, December 13th,  the 347th day of the year. There are 18

Morris Day

Morris Day

days remaining until the end of the year and 12 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Violin Day, Ice Cream Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ferguson Jenkins, 75, baseball player

Morris Day, 60, singer (The Time)

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx

Richard Dent, 57, Hall of Fame football player

Jamie Foxx, 50, comedian/actor

Nene Leakes, 50, reality star

Shandon Anderson, 44, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Ella Baker, 114, civil rights activist (d. 1986)

Nene Leakes

Nene Leakes

Archie Moore, 104, light-heavyweight boxing champ (d. 1998)

Larry Doby, 93, 1st black in baseball’s AL (d. 2003)

DEATHS

Pigmeat Markham, 1981, comedian (Here Comes da Judge) (b. 1906)

Stanley Tookie Williams, 2005, co-founder of the Crips (b. 1953)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1944 – First African American servicewomen sworn into the WAVES.

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

1956 – Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield &

$35,000 Robinson retires.

1990 – South African President De Klerk meets with Nelson Mandela to talk

of end of apartheid.

1997 – 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB).

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 13th, you are charismatic and live life on the edge. You are naturally charming and warm and as a result, people seem to gravitate to you. You are quite popular, which is great because you do not mind being the center of attention. Social settings are simply a stage for you to perform to your audience. In life, your charm is paired with a desire to achieve greatness, despite any risks that may be involved. At times, you are truly fearless!

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Today is Tuesday, December 12th,  the 346th day of the year. There are 19

Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick

days remaining until the end of the year and 13 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, National Ding-a-Ling Day,

Poinsettia Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Dionne Warwick, 77, singer

Regina Hall

Regina Hall

Haywood Jeffries, 53, football player

John Randle, 50, football player

Courtney Hawkins, 48, football player

Regina Hall, 47, actress

Orlando Brown, 47, football player

Brad Smith, 34, football player

Grover Washington Jr.

Grover Washington Jr.

Alfred Morris, 29, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sammy Davis, Sr., 117, dancer (d. 1988)

Joe Williams, 99, singer (d. 2009)

Grover Washington Jr., 74, jazz saxophonist (d. 1999)

Randy Smith, 69, basketball player (d. 2009)

DEATHS

Mookie Blaylock

Mookie Blaylock

Johnny Lee, 1965, actor (Calhoun-Amos ‘n’ Andy) (b. 1898)

Ike Turner, 2007, singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1800 – Washington D.C. established as capitol of U.S.

1870 – Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of

Representatives.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

1899 – George F. Grant, dentist and avid golfer, receives patent for a wooden

golf tee.

1900 – National Negro Anthem, “Lift Every Voice & Sing”, composed.

1961 – Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany, Ga.

1965 – Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record.

1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis.

1975 – The National Association of Black Journalists is founded.

1987 – Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game.

Ronald Brown

Ronald Brown

1992 – President-elect Bill Clinton appoints six Blacks to Cabinet and

White House staff including Ronald H. Brown to head Department of

Commerce.

1997 – Federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby’s

daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him.

2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on December 12th, you are straightforward, assertive and a bit restless in life. You have always felt that honesty is the best policy and subsequently, you never hesitate to share your thoughts, feelings or concerns. Although your friends and family may be taken aback by your frankness, they have learned to appreciate your directness. You take the same assertive approach in all matters, which insures that you get the best out of everything you do. Your one problem may be settling on an interest or passion, as there are so many things that intrigue you.

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Today is Monday, December 11th,  the 345th day of the year. There are 20

Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson

days remaining until the end of the year and 14 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Day, National Noodle Ring Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

McCoy Tyner, 79, jazz pianist

Booker T. Jones, 73, organist (Booker T & MGs)

Monique

Monique

Rachel Renee Russell, 72, author

Jermaine Jackson, 63, singer

Stu Jackson, 62, NBA executive/coach

Gary Dourdan, 51, actor

DJ Yella, 50, DJ/music producer (N.W.A)

Monique, 50, actress

Derek Bell, 49, baseball player

Mos Def

Mos Def

Errict Rhett, 47, football player

Willie McGinest, 46, football player

Mos Def, 44, actor/rapper

Shareef AbdurRahim, 41, basketball player

Roy Hibbert, 31, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Marvelettes

The Marvelettes

DEATHS

Sam Cooke, 1964, singer (b. 1931)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1872 – 1st black U.S. govenor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart

Pinchback (La).

1917 – 13 black soldiers hanged for participation in Houston riot.

1926 – Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam.

Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward

1961 – “Please, Mr. Postman” by Marvelettes, released.

1981 – Muhammad Ali’s 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick.

1993 – 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB).

2009 – Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to

focus on his marriage.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 11th, you are assertive, open and often restless in your interests. In all matters of life, you make sure that your needs are understood and met. This direct and assertive personality makes sure that you get the best out of life and it is complimented well by your special brand of pure honesty. While your friends and family may feel you are a bit blunt at times, they can always count on you for sharing your genuine thoughts and feelings. If you have one problem, it may be committing to an issue or task, as you often want to experience a bit of everything!

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Today is Sunday, December 10th, the 344th day of the year. There are 21

Walter "Clyde" Orange

Walter “Clyde” Orange

days remaining until the end of the year and 15 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Human Rights Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Theodore Wilson, 74, actor (That’s My Mama, Sanford Arms)

Walter “Clyde” Orange, 71, singer (Commodores)

Ralph Tavares, 69, singer (Tavares)

Raven-Symone

Raven-Symone

Paul Hardcastle, 59, keyboardist

Mark Aguirre, 58, basketball player

Nia Peeples, 56, actress/singer/dancer

Bryant Stith, 47, basketball player

Monique Dupree, 43, actress

Raven-Symoné, 32, actress/singer

Matt Forte, 32, football player

Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

Dion Waiters, 26, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

William Lloyd Garrison, (b. 1805), abolitionist (d. 1879)

Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones, 90, singer (d. 1959)

Michael Clarke Duncan, 59, actor, (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Otis Redding, 1967, singer (b. 1941)

Otis Redding

Otis Redding

Jimmy King, 1967, musician/singer (Bar-kays)Phalin Jones, 1967, musician/singer (Bar-kays)

Ron Caldwell, 1967, musician/singer (Bar-kays)

Shirley Hemphill, 1999, actress (b. 1947)

Richard Pryor, 2005, comedian/actor (b. 1940)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1810 – Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial

boxing championship (40 rounds).

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

1846 – Norbert Rillieux patented sugar-making equipment.

1950 – Ralph J. Bunche  is becomes the 1st black American presented Nobel

Peace Prize.

1964 – Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo.

1967 – Otis Redding and three members of the Bar-Kays are killed in a

plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin.

1968 – Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on December 10th, your openness and restlessness define you. Your friends can attest to the fact that you always share when something is on your mind. You take this same honesty in all of your dealings. While others may describe you as blunt, you simply have an appreciation for the truth. You have many interests, which is mainly because it is so hard for you to pick just one! You are so restless in your hobbies and work that you can truly be considered a Jack of all trades.

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Today is Saturday, December 9th,  the 343rd day of the year. There are 22

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

days remaining until the end of the year and 16 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, National Pastry Day, Christmas

Card Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sammy Strain, 77, singer (O’Jays, Imperials)

Michael Dorn, 65, actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation)

Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx

World B. Free, 64, basketball player

Clifton Abraham, 46, football player

Canibus, 43, rapper

Booba, 41, rapper

Eric Bledsoe, 28, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

David "Deacon" Jones

David “Deacon” Jones

Redd Foxx, 95, comedian (d. 1991)

David “Deacon” Jones, 79, Hall of Fame football player (d. 2013)

Patrician Stephens Due, 78, civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in) (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Ralph Bunche, 1971, U.N. delegate/Nobel Prize winner (b. 1904)

Archie Moore, 1998, boxer (b. 1917)

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

ON THIS DATE IN…

1913 – Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris.

1946 – Committee on Civil Rights organized by Executive Order.

1965 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres.

1991 – 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win.

1994 – U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about

masturbation.

Jocelyn Elders

Jocelyn Elders

1995 – 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB).

2008 – The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials

for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States

Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama’s election to the

Presidency.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 9th, your assertiveness and openness are amongst your most well known qualities. You are forceful and confident in all your dealings, which helps you get the very best out of life. You are very clear when there is something you want or desire and you are not afraid to let others know your true feelings. This open, honest nature is one of your greatest assets, although your family and friends may not always appreciate your frank way of communicating.

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Today is FridayDecember 8th,  the 342nd day of the year. There are 23

Jerry Butler

Jerry Butler

days remaining until the end of the year and 17 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Take it in the Ear Day, National

Brownie Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jimmy Smith, 92, jazz organist (Walk on the Wild Side)

Jerry Butler, 78, singer

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Wendell Pierce, 51, actor

Nicki Minaj, 35, rapper/singer

Dwight Howard, 32, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sammy Davis Jr., 92, singer/dancer/actor

Flip Wilson, 84, comedian

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard

DEATHS

Howard E Rollins Jr., 1996, actor (b. 1950)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1863 – Abraham Lincoln’s Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of South.

1896 – J.T. White patented lemon squeezer.

Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.

1936 – NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black & white teachers.

1955 – Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award.

1969 – Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA.

1977 – 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB).

1993 – 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on December 8th, you are well known for being open, assertive and restless. You are a firm believer in honesty being the best policy, which explains for you the frank and sometimes blunt way of communicating. In all matters of life, you are assertive and confident. If there is something on your mind, you make sure to let others know. Restless and varied in your interests, you may have a hard time settling on specific pursuits. It is no wonder why you are such a Jack of all trades!

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Today is Thursday, December 7th, the 341st day of the year. There are 24

days remaining until the end of the year and 18 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Lillie McCloud, 59, singer

Barbara Weathers, 54, singer (Atlantic Star)

Jeffrey Wright, 52, actor

Terrell Owens, 44, football player

J.B. Gill, 31, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1941 – 350 Japanese attack the U..S fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hawaii:

“a date which will live in infamy”.

1967 – Otis Redding records “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”.

1985 – 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB).

1994 – 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 7th, your personality is defined by openness, assertiveness and, at times, restlessness. You value honesty and have no time for mind games. This quality makes you frank at times, but your overwhelming honesty is appreciated by those closest too you. You take the same straightforward approach in all aspects of your life, as you are assertive in pursuing your desires and interests. If anything, your greatest difficulty may be sorting through the numerous topics that spark your interest.

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Today is Wednesday, December 6th,  the 34oth day of the year. There are 25

Frankie Beverly

Frankie Beverly

days remaining until the end of the year and 19 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, St. Nicholas Day, Mitten

Tree Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Frankie Beverly, 71, singer (Maze)

Colin Salmon, 55, actor

Noel Clarke

Noel Clarke

Elmore Spencer, 48, basketball player

Noel Clarke, 42, actor

Darrell Jackson, 39, football player

Larry Bourgeois, 29, dancer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Saint Nicholas, 343, Greek Bishop who became the model for

Leadbelly

Leadbelly

Santa Claus (b. 270)

Lead Belly, 1949, blues singer, (b. 1885)

Frantz Fanon, 1961, psychiatrist/writer (b. 1925)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1849 – Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and

final time.

1865 – 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified,

Ernie Davis

Ernie Davis

abolishing slavery.

1870 – Joseph H. Rainey, 1st black in House of Reps (SC).

1890 – Sgt. Thomas Shaw earned Congressional Medal of Honor.

1932 – Richard B. Spikes patents automatic gearshift.

1956 – Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities

in S. Africa.

1960 – 500 store owners in Tucson, Arizona sign pledges vowing

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

nondiscrimination.

1961 – 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB).

1964 – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” 1st airs on TV.

1975 – 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB).

1992 – San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown.

1995 – Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on December 6th, your personality is defined by an assertive, honest and restless nature. You value honesty in all aspects of life, which may explain why those closest to you would describe you as blunt or frank. You openness is especially witnessed when there is something you want, as you will express and pursue your interests with great assertiveness. Your assertive nature may also explain for your restlessness. You often have so many varied interests that it is hard for you to remain satisfied in routine.

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Today is Tuesday, December 5th,  the 339th day of the year. There are 26

Little Richard

Little Richard

days remaining until the end of the year and 20 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Bathtub Party Day, Repeal Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Little Richard, 85, singer/songwriter

Jonathan Lewis, 64, trombonist (Atlantic Star)

Art Monk, 60, Hall of Fame football player

Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Doctor Dre, 54, radio personality

Eddy Curry, 35, basketball player

Lauren London, 32, actress

Josh Smith, 32, basketball player

Ross Bagley, 28, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sonny Boy Williamson, 118, blues singer/musician

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

DEATHS

Phillis Wheatley, 1784, poet/first published African-American woman (b. 1753)

Alexandre Dumas, 1870, writer (‘The Three Musketeers) (b. 1802)

“Fat” Larry James, 1987, drummer (Fat Larry’s Band-Zoom) (b. 1949)

Nelson Mandela, 2013, South African President (b. 1918)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1935 – National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC).

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune

1947 – Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1955 – Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama.

1957 – NYC is 1st city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in

housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law).

1970 – LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing.

1972 – 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL).

1974 – Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the

Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen

WFL’s World Bowl.

1981 – 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB).

1987 – 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR).

2008 – O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping

and armed robbery.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 5th, your assertiveness is matched by an equally restless and open nature. While others may shy away from expressing their true desires and feelings, you rarely have this problem. You will quickly let others know what you want and will work tireless let to achieve the goals you have set. You take the assertiveness into your interests, which have developed to be quite varied. In all aspects of life, you value honestly, which explains for the openness you share in your close relationships.

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Today is Monday December 4th, the 338th day of the year. There are 27

Bernard King

Bernard King

days remaining until the end of the year and 21 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Santa’s List Day, Wear Brown

Shoes Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tony Todd, 63, actor

Jay--Z

Jay–Z

Cassandra Wilson, 62, singer

Bernard King, 61, Hall of Fame basketball player

Terry Glenn, 48, football player

Jay-Z, 48, rapper/music executive

Jeff Blake, 47, football player

Howard Eisley, 45, basketball player

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Corliss Williamson, 44, basketball player

Tyra Banks, 44, model/actress

Orlando Brown, 30, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Fred Hampton, 1969, Black Panther leader (b. 1948)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

ON THIS DATE IN…

1833 – American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia.

1906 – Alpha Phi Alpha, 1st Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms.

1909 – The New York newspaper, Amsterdam News is founded.

1927 – Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem.

1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida.

1969 – Chicago Police murdered Black Panther leaders, Fred Hampton & Mark

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker

Clark in their beds.

1982 – 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB).

1996 – Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest points scored since inception

of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57.

1997 – NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Sagittarius born on December 4th, you are known for being assertive, restless and open. You have trouble sticking to one interest, as there are so many different subjects and topics that you find appealing. You may be the definition of a “Jack of all trades.” In all matters of life your are assertive and honest. You do not hesitate to let others know what you want and if you set a goal, you will work tirelessly to achieve it. These qualities are greatly admired by your friends and family.

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