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Today is Thursday, May 7th, the 128th day of the year.  There are 238

days remaining until the end of the year.

Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin

HOLIDAYS ans OBSERVANCES Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month, National

Water Safety Awareness Month, Nurse’s Week, National Tourism Day

Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston


Jimmy Ruffin, 81, singer

Thelma Houston, 74, singer

Tony Campbell, 58, basketball player

Ronnie Harmon, 56, football player

Leslie O’Neal, 56, football player

Shawn Marion, 42, basketball player

Shawn Marion

Shawn Marion

Frenchie Davis, 41, singer



Yahweh ben Yahweh, 2007, Nation of Yahweh leader (b. 1935)


1700 – William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating


William Penn

William Penn

1914 – U.S. Congress establishes Mother’s Day.

1943 – The Liberty Ship, “George Washington Carver”, named after the

famed Black scientist, is launched.

1945 – Branch Rickey announces formation of the U.S. Negro Baseball


1946 – William H. Hastie is inaugurated as the 1st Black governor of

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

the Virgin Islands.

1952 – The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern

computers, is first published.

1967 – Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans.

1996 – Comedian, Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown.


The paired element of your sign is Earth and of all the zodiac signs, only the Taurus has a fixed relationship with Earth. Your special connection with Earth gives your personality the stable qualities of the very ground you walk on. While others may find you stubborn at times, this is only a result of your earthly inspired prudence and practicality. Embracing Earth’s influence can become one of your greatest assets, but you must avoid the overly conservative mindset that plagues all Earth signs.

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