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Today is Friday, April 24th, the 115th day of the year.  There are 251

days remaining until the end of the year.

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful

Month, National Pecan Month, National Poetry Month, Sexual Assault

Awareness Month, Stress Awareness Month, Administrative Assistants

Week, National Karaoke Week, Pig in a Blanket Day, Arbor Day!


Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer

Hubert Ann Kelly, 73, singer (Hues Corporation)

Porter Carroll Jr.,67, drummer (Atlantic Star)

Mumia Abu-Jamal, 66, journalist

Djimon Honsou, 56, actor

Cedric the Entertainer, 56, actor/comedian

Dino Radja, 53, basketball player

Eric Snow, 47, basketball player

Derek Luke, 46, actor

Michael Stewart, 45, basketball player

Derek Luke

Derek Luke


Freddie Scott, 87, singer (d. 2007)


Otis Spann, 1970, singer/pianist (b. 1930)

Leon Sullivan, 2001, activist/minister (b. 1922)

Al Hibler, 2001, singer (b. 1915)


1800 – The United States Library of Congress is established

when Pres. John Adams signs legislation to appropriate $5000United Negro College Fund

to purchase “such books as may be necessary for Congress”.

1884 – National Medical Association of Black Physicians


1944 – The United Negro College Fund is incorporated.

David Robinson

David Robinson

1950 – Black Students admitted to the Univ. of North


1967 – Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond, Va.

street cars.

1994 – David Robinson scores 71 points and ties the 7th

highest NBA game total.

1995 – Courts order Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000

in taxes.


Aries-Your sign’s paired element is Earth and in fact, only the Taurus has a fixed relationship with the element. Much like a mountain or large bolder, Earth’s influence allows you to be stable and powerful. Although you may be stubborn at times, this is only a reflection of your grounded and practical nature. Embracing the prudent qualities of Earth will be one of your greatest assets, but be careful not to become overly cautious, as this will cause you to miss out on valuable experiences.

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