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Today is Sunday, June 28th, the 180th day of the year.  There are 186

Oran "Juice" Jones

Oran “Juice” 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,

Rose Month, Insurance Awareness Day


Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal

Oran “Juice” Jones, 62, singer

Jeff Malone, 59, basketball player

Tichina Arnold, 50, actress

Marvin Jones, 48, football player

Karim Abdul-Jabaar, 46, football player

Amos n' Andy

Amos n’ Andy

Randy McMichael, 41, football player

Brandon Phillips, 39, baseball player

Freddie Gibbs, 38, rapper

Shadia, Simmons, 34, actress

Bradley Beal, 27, basketball player


Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Mark Clark, 73, activist/Black Panther Party (d. 1969)


David Walker, 1830, abolitionist (b. 1786)

Harry Mills, 1982, singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1912)


1770 – Quakers open a school for Blacks in Philadelphia.

Jim Brown

Jim Brown

1864 – Fugitive Slave laws repealed by Congress.

1874 – The Freedmen’s Bank closes.

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official U.S. holiday.

1930 – The 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium

as the Negro League Detroit Stars take on the Kansas City Monarchs.

1951 – “Amos n’ Andy” premieres on CBS TV.

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson

1964 – Malcolm X forms the Organization of African Unity.

1971 – U.S. Supreme Court overturns draft evasion conviction of

Muhammad Ali.

1973 – Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor,

Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson


1978 – U.S. Supreme Court “Univ. of California v. Bakke” decision

bars quota systems in college admissions.

1987 – “Dreamgirls” opens at the Ambassador Theater in New York

City for 177 performances.

1997 – Holyfield-Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified for biting off

Evander Holyfield’s ear.


Understanding people is your gift, so you may find most satisfaction in a career geared toward this ability. Counseling and public relations are both fields you may enjoy. Your mastery of emotions, paired with your creative inclinations may result in a career in entertainment. You possess the ability to touch the hearts of many, much like Mel Brooks and Kathy Bates, who were also born on June 28th.

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