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Today is Monday, June 24th, the 175th day of the year.  There are 190

days remaining until the end of the year.

Siedah Garrett

Siedah Garrett

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, Gay Pride Month,

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


Sam Jones, 86, basketball player

Tom Lister, 60, actor

Taj Gibson

Taj Gibson

Levi Roots, 60. singer

Siedah Garrett, 59, singer/pianist

Taj Gibson, 33, basketball player

Solange Knowles, 33, singer


Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles


Sissieretta Joyner Jones, 1933, singer (“Black Patti”) (b. 1869)


1877 – Clinto Freaves, army soldier, cited for valor.

1884 – John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican


1885 – Samuel David Ferguson becomes 1st US black bishop.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune

1896 – Booker T. Washington is the first Afro American to

receive an honorary M.A. from Harvard.

1936 – Mary McLeod Bethune named director of Negro Affairs

in National Youth Administration.

1947 – Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his


1964 – Carl T. Rowan appointed director of the United States

Carl Rowan

Carl Rowan

Information Agency.

1968 – Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight

boxing title.

1972 – Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in

Dem convention.

1979 – Rickey Henderson debuts for Oakland & steals his 1st



Your strong tie with emotions makes finding a career where you interact with others an important priority. You may find happiness as a councilor or advisor, but a creative outlet could be just as fulfilling. If music is your passion, look to the pioneering work of Mick Fleetwood, who was also born on June 24th, for inspiration. It may be possible to turn your need to make others happy into an entrepreneurial opportunity, which was the path of Roy Oliver Disney, another of your birthday twins.

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