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Today is Monday, July 6th, the 188th day of the year.  There are 178

Della Reese

Della Reese

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month


Gene Chandler, 83, singer

Gene Chandler

Gene Chandler

Willie Randolph, 66, baseball player/manager

Valerie Brisco-Hooks, 60, sprinter

Alvin Harper, 52, football player

Inspectah Deck, 50, rapper (Wu Tang Clan)

50 Cent, 45, rapper

Tamera Mowry, 42, actress

Tia Mowry, 42, actress

50 Cent

50 Cent

Kevin Hart, 42, actor/comedian

Brandon Jacobs, 38, football player


Della Reese, 89, actress/singer (d. 2017)

Phyllis Hyman, 71, singer (d. 1995)


Louis Armstrong, 1971, singer/trumpet player (b. 1901)

Tia & Tamera Mowry

Tia & Tamera Mowry

Van McCoy, 1979, singer/songwriter/producer (b. 1940)

Syreeta Wright, 2004, singer/songwriter (b. 1946)

Harvey Fuqua, 2010, singer/songwriter/producer  (b. 1929)


1853 – National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave

Frederick Douglass attends.

1869 – Black candidate for Lt. Governor of Va, Dr J H Harris, defeated.

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

1944 – Jackie Robinson refuses to move to the back of a bus, leading

to a court marshal.

1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championship, becoming

the first black athlete to do so.

2003 – 110th Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams beats

Venus Williams (4-6 6-4 6-2)

2008 – 115th Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Venus Williams beats

Serena Williams (7-5 6-4


Water is your paired element and your sign actually has the most fundamental connection with water of all the zodiac signs. As though hit by strong waves, you sometimes are overcome by your emotions. While this may be an uncomfortable phenomenon for others, you ride the “waves” of emotion with deep understanding. It is this comfortability that allows you to sense so clearly when others are having emotional experiences. As you continue to embrace these positive qualities of water, your understanding will continue to grow. Be aware of becoming too immersed in your emotions, as the negative qualities of water bring bout feelings of moodiness.

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