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Today is Sunday, June 17, the 168th day of the year.  There are 197

Krayzie Bone

Krayzie Bone

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, E-mail week, Eat Your

Vegetables Day, Today is Fathers’ Day!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bobby Bell, 78, football player

Venus Williams

Venus Williams

Ray Seals, 53, football player

Popeye Jones, 48, basketball player

Krayzie Bone, 45, rapper/producer (Bone Thugs N Harmony)

Venus Williams, 38, tennis player

Alex, 36, soccer player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson, 147, author/ journalist/activist (d. 1938)

DEATHS

Willie Davenport, 2002, hurdler (b. 1943)

Rodney King, 2012, victim of police brutality (b. 1965)

R.C. Owens, 2012, football player (b. 1934)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Rodney King

Rodney King

1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed’s Hill)

1885 – The Statue  of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

1957 – Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)

1971 – President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War On Drugs.

1972 – Watergate Scandal: five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the

offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.

1992 – Phila 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns.

1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase,O.J. Simpson is arrested for the

murders of his wife,Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

HOROSCOPE

The Gemini sign is paired with the air element and you have actually have the most fluid connection with air out of all 12 zodiac signs. It is because of the influence of moving air that curiosity and a pursuit of knowledge seems to stir inside you constantly. Your interests are blown in a variety of directions and you have little choice but to follow them. In this way, the influence of air is one of the greatest contributors to your unique personality. You should be weary of the qualities of stagnant air, which can create an unemotional and aloof state.

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Today is Saturday, June 16th, the 167th day of the year.  There are 198 days

remaining until the end of the year.

Bill Cobbs

Bill Cobbs

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea

Month, Fresh Veggies Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bill Cobbs, 84, actor

Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier

Lamont Dozier, 77, songwriter/producer

Eddie LeVert, 76, singer (The O’Jays)

James Smith, 68, singer (The Stylistics)

Darrell Griffith, 60, basketball player

Cobi Jones, 48, soccer player

Anthony Carter, 43, basketball player

Eddie LeVert

Eddie LeVert

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lucky Thompson, 94, saxophonist (d. 2005)

Tupac Shakir, 47, rapper

DEATHS

Chick Webb, 1939, drummer/bandleader (b. 1905)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1822 – Denmark Vessey leads slave rebellion in South Carolina.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his “House Divide” speech in

Springfield, Illinois.

1903 – Ford Motor Company is incorporated.

1969 – Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell

Jr. from the House of Representatives.

1970 – Kenneth A. Gibson is elected 1st Black mayor of Newark,

Denmark Vesey

Denmark Vesey

New jersey.

1975 – The Milwaukee Bucks trade Kareem-Abdul Jabbar to the

Los Angeles Lakers.

1987 – Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz is acquitted on all but

gun possession charges after shooting four Black youths who

tried to rob him.

1991 – Otis Nixon steals a National League record 6 bases in one

day.

HOROSCOPE

As a Gemini born on June 16th, you are most energized by the outside world. You take every chance to learn about topics you find interesting and are eager to talk about these subjects with others. Your friends and peers are often impressed with your communication skills and greatly appreciate your insightful observations. Your quick whit and clever way of looking at things gives you charm that is hard to resist.

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Today is Friday, June 15th, the 166th day of the year.  There are 199

Judy Pace

Judy Pace

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month,

Gay Pride Month, Aquarium Month, Dairy Month, National

Adopt a Cat Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Month, Rose Month, Turkey Loves Month, Fishing Week,

Email Week, Smile Power Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Ruby Nash Custis, 84, singer (Ruby & The Romantics)

Ward Connerly, 79, political figure

Judy Pace, 72, actress

Dusty Baker, 69, baseball player/manager

Tree Rollins, 63, basketball player

Ice Cube, 49, rapper/actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Casey Casem

Casey Kasem

Josiah Henson, (b. 1789), American slave and settlement founder (d. 1883)

Erroll Garner, 94, jazz pianist (d. 1977)

DEATHS

Wes Montgomery, 1968, jazz guitarist (b. 1920)

Ella Fitzgerald, 1996, singer, (b. 1918)

Casey Kasem, 2014, American Top 40/ voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo (b. 1932)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1864 – U.S. Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers.

Michael Spinks

Michael Spinks

1877 – Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate

from West Point Military Academy.

1921 – Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot.

1943 – Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) forms.

1951 – Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory.

1971 – Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban

League.

1984 – Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

1987 – Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1992 – Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton

NJ, elementary student to spell “potato,” “potatoe” during spelling bee

1997 – British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose.

2014 – San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals.

HOROSCOPE 

As a Gemini born on June 15th, the world around you is by far your greatest passion. You take on a large variety of interests in order to interact with the outside world in many different ways. Socially, you have great communication skills. While others are impressed by your quick whit and insight, you simply view these abilities as natural. There are many who find your charms irresistible, but your warm and positive demeanor prevent you from exploiting these advantages.

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Today is Thursday, June 14th, the 165th day of the year.  There are 200

Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

E-mail Week, Flag Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Don Newcombe, 92, baseball legend

Marla Gibbs, 87, actress

Faison Love

Faison Love

Vince Evans, 63, football player

Marcus Miller, 59, bass player/producer

Sam Perkins, 57, basketball player

Jamie Dukes, 54, football player

Eric Murdock, 50, basketball player

Faison Love, 49, actor

Junior Walker

Junior Walker

MC Ren, 49, rapper

Bruce Bowen, 47, basketball player

J.R. Martinez, 34, actor

Dayo Okeniyi, 29, actor

Sammy Watkins, 24, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

Harriet Beecher Stowe, 207, author/activist (d. 1896)

Leroy T. Walker, 100, US Olympic committee (d. 2012)

Junior Walker, 87, saxophonist/singer (d. 1995)

Renaldo Benson, 82, singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)

DEATHS

Charles Miller, 1980, saxophonist/flute player (War) (b. 1939)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1864 – Congress rules equal pay for all soldiers.

1927 – George Washington Carver patents process of producing

William Gray

William Gray

paints and stains.

1969 – Oakland A’s Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox

21-7.

1979 – NY Giants, Willie McCovey hits 513th home run, a

National League lefty record.

1988 – Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000 alleges he

hit her.

Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic

1989 – Con. William Gray is elected Democratic whip of the House

of Representatives, the highest leadership position held by an

African American thus far.

1995 – 49th NBA Championship: The Houston Rockets sweep

the Orlando Magic.

2009 – 63rd NBA Championship:  The Los Angeles Lakers beat

the Orlando Magic, 4 games to 1.

HOROSCOPE

Your charms and unique perspective could lead to great success in life. If you turn your efforts to business, the entrepreneurial route bay be suitable for you, which was the case of Donald Trump, who was also born on June 13th. You also have potential as a political leaders, such was the path of Che Guevara, another of your birthday twins. If you are less interested in the spotlight, you may do well in other people-based careers, such as teaching, sales, customer service or consulting.

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Today is Wednesday, June 13th, the 164th day of the year.  There are 201

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Eleanor Holmes Norton

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month, National Dairy Month,

E-mail Week, Blame Someone Else Day, Sewing Machine Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Eleanor Holmes Norton, 81, politician

Coko

Coko

Sam Adams, 44, football player

Coko, 43, singer (SWV)

Raz-B, 33, singer/actor (B2K)

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Percy Rodriguez, 94, actor (d. 2007)

DEATHS

Percy Rodriguez

Percy Rodriguez

Clyde McPhatter, 1972, singer (The Drifters) (b. 1932)

Ralph Wiley, 2004, journalist/author (b. 1952)

Erica Kennedy, 2012, journalist/author (b. 1970)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American

colonies to ban the importation of slaves.

1865 – Pres. Johnson proclaims “Reconstruction” in Confederate states.

Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter

1868 – Oscar J. Dunn is elected first Black Lt. Governor of Louisiana.

1967 – Pres. Lyndon Johnson nominates Solicitor-General, Thurgood

Marshall to become the first Black justice on the Supreme Court.

1974 – Henry Aaron addresses the House of Representatives.

1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is

recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.

1980 – U.N. Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

Mandela.

1990 – Wash. D.C. mayor, Marion Barry announces he will not seek

a 4th term.

2005 – A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits Michael Jackson

of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

HOROSCOPE

You are born in the third Decan, or part, of the Gemini sign, which means you inherit the planetary influences of both Mercury and Uranus. The power of Mercury lies in mental agility, which is complemented well with Uranus’s influence on deviation and originality. Your active and unique mind allow you to think in extraordinary ways. This relationship is also key to the positive and optimistic way that you deal with the world. This positive nature may lead you to try to pursue too many interests at one time. Remember that too much mental freedom can actually become counterproductive.

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Today is Tuesday, June 12th, the 163rd day of the year.  There are 202

Grace Jones

Grace Jones

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced Tea Month,

National E-mail Week, National Red Rose Day, Loving Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Maurice Jackson, 74, singer (The Independents)

Roger Aaron, 69, actor

Grace Jones, 65, singer/model

Rory Sparrow, 60, basketball player

Eamonn Walker

Eamonn Walker

Eamonn Walker, 55, actor

Lee Mayberry, 48, basketball player

Mark Henry, 46, wrestler

Finesse Mitchell, 45, comedian

Kerry Kittles, 44, basketball player

Antawn Jamison, 42, basketball player

Lil’ Duval, 40, comedian

Earl Watson, 39, basketball player

Jrue Holiday, 27, basketball player

Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lyn Collins, 70, singer (d. 2005)

DEATHS

Medgar Evers, 1963, civil rights leader (1925)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1963 – Civil Rights leader, Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home

in Jackson, Miss. by Ku Klux Klan member, Byron De La Beckwith.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader, Nelson Mandela is

Popeyes

Popeyes

sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1967 – The U.S. Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all states

laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.

1972 – The fast food restaurant chain “Popeyes” is founded in Arabi,

Louisiana.

1981 – Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 rounds for the WBC

heavyweight boxing title.

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered

outside her home in Los Angeles.  O.J. Simpson is later acquitted

of the killings, but is held liable in a wrongful death civil suit.

1994 – Cab Calloway suffered a massive stroke at his home in

White Plaines, New York.

HOROSCOPE

Air is your paired element and as a Gemini, you have the most fluid connection with air out of any of the zodiac signs. You often witness curiosity pushing through you like a constant breeze and once you find something that truly interests you, your will seems to push with purpose. The qualities of fluid air are key to your intellectual fulfillment. Be weary of the qualities of still air, which may take you into an unemotional state.

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Today is Monday, June 11th, the 162nd day of the year.  There are 203

Charles Rangel

Charles Rangel

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Caribbean Heritage Month, National Candy Month, National Dairy

Month, National Iced Tea Month, National E-mail Week, National Corn on

the Cob Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Charles Rangel, 88, politician

Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown, 81, actor/singer (Bookman on “Good Times”)

Glen Leonard, 71, singer (The Temptations)

Brock Marion, 48, football player

Lil’ Zane, 36, rapper

Chuck Hayes, 35, basketball player

Maya Moore

Maya Moore

Maya Moore, 29, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Hazel Scott, 98, singer/actress (d. 1981)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1776 – The Continental Congress the committee of Five including

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin to draft a

declaration of independence.

1911 – Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by

Marcus Garvey.

1912 – Black inventor, Joseph H. Dixon patents player piano.

1953 – “Amos ‘n Andy”, TV and radio comedy from 1929, last

Joe Tex

Joe Tex

aired on CBS.

1963 – Alabama Gov. George Wallace stands in the door of Foster

Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block

two black students from attending that school.  Later in the day,

accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able

to register.

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

1963 – Pres. John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964

that included equal access to public facilities, end segregation in

education and guarantee federal protection for voting rights.

1964 – Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison by the South

African government.

1977 – “Aint Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” by

Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes

Joe Tex reaches #12 on the charts.

1978 – Joseph Freeman Jr. is the 1st Black priest in Church of

Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

1979 –  Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion,

sentenced to 4 months.

1982 – Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 rounds for

heavyweight boxing title.

HOROSCOPE

Mercury is the ruling planet of the Gemini, but because you are born during the third Decan, or part, of the sign, you are also influenced by the planet Uranus. While Mercury influences your mental agility, it is Uranus that influences your need to deviate from the status quo. Uranus influences your originality and your tendency to have unique views from those around you. Your interests are so varied, that at times you may feel you run the risk of becoming eccentric. As long as you keep yourself from spreading too thin, you will stay on your path of healthy mental freedom.

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Today is Sunday, June 10, the 161st day of the year.  There are 204

Ron Glass

Ron Glass

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced-Tea Month,

National E-mail Week, Iced Tea Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Faith Evans

Faith Evans

Frankie Faison, 69, actor

Maxi Priest, 57, singer

Tony McCoy, 49, football player

Joel “JoJo” Hailey, 47, singer (K-Ci & JoJo and Jodeci)

Sasha Obama

Sasha Obama

Faith Evans, 45, singer

Marion Barber III, 35, football player

Jeff Teague, 30, basketball player

Sasha Obama, 17, daughter of Pres. Barack Obama

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Hattie McDaniel, 123, Academy Award winning actress (d. 1952)

Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel

Howlin’ Wolf, 108, singer (d. 1976)

Ron Glass, 73, actor (Barney Miller)

DEATHS

Marcus Garvey, 1940, activist/journalist (b. 1887)

Jack Johnson, 1946, 1st Black heavyweight champ (b. 1878)

Ray Charles, 2004, music legend (b. 1930)

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

ON THIS DATE IN…

1794 – Richard Allen starts the Independent Methodist Movement and

forms the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.

1854 – James Augustine Healey, first African American Roman Catholic

bishop is ordained.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles

1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King assassin, James Earl Ray escapes

from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is

recaptured on June 13.

1990 – Rap group, 2 Live Crew members arrested in Fla. for obscenity.

HOROSCOPE

Air is your element and as a Gemini, you have the most fluid pairing with air out of any of the zodiac signs. Air causes the winds of curiosity to constantly stir inside you. Once you take to this curiosity, your pursuit of knowledge blows with force and purpose. Embracing the fluid qualities of air will foster a sense of fulfillment within you. Be warned, taking to the more stagnant qualities of still air, you run the risk of becoming aloof and emotionally distant.

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Today is Saturday, June 9th, the 160th day of the year.  There are 205

Donald Duck

Donald Duck

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

National Candy Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced-Tea Month,

Email Week, Donald Duck Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Dave Parker, 67, baseball player

Billy Knight, 67, basketball player/executive

Bishop T.D. Jakes, 60, religious leader

Tamela Mann, 52, singer/actress

Udonis Haslem, 38, basketball player

Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann

Josh Cribbs, 35, football player

Sebastian Telfair, 33, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Johnny Ace, 89, singer (d. 1954)

Jackie Wilson, 84, singer (d. 1984)

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

Wayman Tisdale, 54, basketball player/bass player (d. 2009)

DEATHS

W.W. Braithwaite, 1962, poet (b. 1878)

Lincoln Ragsdale, 1995, fighter pilot (b. 1926)

Mike Mitchell, 2011, basketball player (b. 1956)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Con. John Conyers

Con. John Conyers

1924 – “Jelly-Roll Blues” is recorded by blues great Jelly Roll Morton.

1946 – Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1978 – Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 rounds for heavyweight

boxing title.

1989 – Con. John Conyers issues call for reparations.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Gemini, a social nature dominates your personality. You are excited by the world and make effort to interact with as much of it as you can. While others may struggle with finding the right words to say in social situations, this has never been a problem for you. You create witty observations with ease and most people find your charms irresistible.

 

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Today is Friday, June 8th, the 159th day of the year.  There are 206

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, National Candy

Bernie Casey

Bernie Casey

Month, Gay Pride Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced-Tea Month,

National Email Week, National Best Friends Day, World Oceans Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bernie Casey, 79, actor/football player

Herb Adderley, 79, football legend

Fuzzie Haskins, 77, guitarist/singer (Parliament-Funkadellic)

Keenan Ivory Wayans

Keenan Ivory Wayans

Willie Davenport, 75, track star

Keenen Ivory Wayans, 60, actor/director

Butch Reynolds, 54, track star

Kwame Kilpatrick, 48, 68th Mayor of Detroit

Troy Vincent, 48, football player

Kanye West, 41, rapper/producer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

George Kirby

George Kirby

George Kirby, 94, comedian (d. 1995)

DEATHS

Satchell Paige, 1982, baseball legend (b. 1906)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1924 – “Jelly Roll Blues” is recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton.

1946 – Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 rounds for the heavyweight boxing

Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige

title.

1953 – The Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington D.C.,

cannot refuse to serve Black patrons.

1968 – Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place at the Basilica of St.

Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

1972 – Disney World holds 1st all night graduation parties called, Grad

Night.

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

1978 – Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1978 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints strikes down 148 year

policy excluding Black men from the priesthood.

1980 – Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

1990 – Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage.

1993 – “What’s Love Got To Do With it” starring Angela Bassett premiers

in movie theaters around the country.

HOROSCOPE

If you haven’t done so already, take on a career that embraces your social prowess. You may have the spirit of an entertainer, which could shine in positions where you are the center of attention. As a hobby, you may find great satisfaction in improvisation. Look to the works of Jerry Stiller and Keenen Ivory Waynes, who were also born on June 8th, for inspiration. On the other hand, you may do well in more traditional people-based careers, such as education, customer service, sales or business.

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