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Today is Thursday, June 6th, the 157th day of the year.  There are 208

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, National Candy

Marian Wright-Edelman

Marian Wright-Edelman

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

Month, National Fishing Week, D-Day, National Yo-Yo Day!


Roy Innis, 85, civil rights activist

Bobby Mitchell, 84, football player

Marian Wright Edelman, 80, founder Children’s Defense Fund

Jimmy Jam

Jimmy Jam

Jimmy Jam, 60, producer/songwriter/keyboardist


Alexander Pushkin, (b. 1799), author/poet (d. 1837)

Levi Stubbs, 83, singer (Four Tops) (d. 2008)


Robert F. Kennedy, 1968, politician (b. 1925)

Levi Stubbs

Levi Stubbs

Larry Riley, 1992, actor (b. 1953)

Billy Preston, 2006, singer/pianist (b. 1946)

Marvin Isley, 2010, singer/bass player (Isley Bros.) (b. 1953)


1716 – 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana.

1831 – 2nd National Black Convention in Philadelphia.

Billy Preston

Billy Preston

1863 – The Civil War Battle of Milken’s Bend, Black soldiers took former

master prisoner.

1921 – Detroit Stars’ Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro

League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0.

1930 – Dillard University is chartered in New Orleans.

1946 – The National Basketball Association is created with eleven

Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen


1958 – Ozzie Vigil is the 1st Black to play as a Detroit Tiger.

1966 – Stokely Carmichael launches the “Black Power” movement.

1992 – Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car.


The Gemini sign is paired directly with air, and you have the most fluid relationship with air out of all the zodiac signs. The influence of air stirs within you and causes a constant curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Embracing the active qualities of air causes some of the brightest, most enjoyable parts of your personality. Be wearing of accidently falling into the less active qualities of stagnant air, as they will make you aloof and emotionally detached.

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