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Today is Thursday, January 31st, the 31st day of the year. There are 334

Glynn Turman

Glynn Turman

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Backward Day, Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Glynn Turman, 72, actor

Michael Sinclair, 51, football player

Kenard Lang, 44, football player

Kerry Washington, 42, actress

Justin Timberlake, 38, singer/songwriter

Vernon Davis, 35, football player

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Mario Williams, 34, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jersey Joe Walcott, 105, former heavyweight boxing champ (d. 1994)

Jackie Robinson, 100, 1st Black major league baseball player (d. 1972)

Benjamin Hooks, 94, civil rights leader (d. 2010)

Chuck Willis, 91, singer (C C Rider) (d. 1958)

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Ernie Banks, 88, “Mr Cub” Hall-of-Fame baseball player (d. 2015)

Marvin Junior, 83, singer (The Dells) (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Slim Harpo, 1970, singer, (b. 1942)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1863 – 1st black Civil War regiment, S.C. Volunteers, mustered into U.S. army.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

1865 – Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America.

1941 – Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title.

1961 – Lt. Commander Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. of Richmond, Va. assumes

command of the destroyer escort U.S.S. Falgout.

1972 – Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson’s funeral.

1976 – “Love Rollercoaster” by Ohio Players hits #1.

1988 – Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in

Doug Williams

Doug Williams

San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB.

2000 – A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group

of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar,

resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days on murder and aggravated-

assault charges.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aquarius born on January 31st, your personality is defined by your honest, intelligent and imaginative nature. While there are many people who enjoy mind games, you are not amongst them. In all your social and personal dealings, you value honesty and truthful communication. Your friends and family appreciate your openness, but it is your quick mind that they admire the most. Your quick wit and imagination turn you into an exciting communicator and problem solver. At times, you may feel like you’re one step ahead of everyone!

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Today is Wednesday, January 30th, the 30th day of the year. There are 335

Charles S. Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Inane Answering Message Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jody Watley

Jody Watley

William King, 70, trumpeteer (Commodores)

Charles S. Dutton, 68, actor

Jody Watley, 60, singer/dancer (Shalamar)

Dexter Scott King, 59, son of Martin Luther King

Jalen Rose, 46, basketball player/sports announcer

Cameron Wake, 37, football player

Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose

DeStorm Power, 36, web video star

Kid Cudi, 35, rapper

Kylie Bunbury, 30, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Lightnin’ Hopkins, 1982, musician (b. 1912)

Coretta Scott King, 2006, activist/wife of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1927)

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King

ON THIS DATE IN…

1797 – U.S. Congress refuses to accept 1st petition from African Americans.

1800 – U.S. population: 5,308,483; African American population

1,002,037 (18.9%)

1844 – Richard Theodore Greener becomes first Black to graduate from

Harvard Univ.

1858 – William Wells Brown published 1st Black drama, “Leap to Freedom”.

Kevin Eubanks

Kevin Eubanks

1956 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s home bombed.

1965 – Satchel Paige is named all-time outstanding player by National

Baseball Congress.

1977 – 8th (final) part of “Roots” is most-watched entertainment show ever.

1995 – Kevin Eubanks officially becomes band leader of “Tonight Show”.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on January 30th, your personality is defined by openness, wit and imagination. While others may have a hidden agenda, you prefer the “what you see is what you get” approach. In all your dealings, you value honesty over all else. Your friends and family appreciate your open nature, but they admire your whit and imagination. Your quick mind allows you to see possibilities where others cannot. At times, your greatest challenge may be finding activities that actually challenge your intellect.

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Today is Tuesday, January 29th, the 29th day of the year. There are 336

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Puzzle Day, National Corn Chip Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Oprah Winfrey, 65, Talk show host/actress

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson, 66, singer

Andre Reed, 55, Hall of Fame football player

Stacey King, 52, basketball player

Aeneas Williams, 51, Hall of Fame football player

Andrea Kelly, 45, reality star

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Harriet Tubman, 199, leader Underground Railroad (d. 1913)

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

James Jamerson, 83, bass guitarist Motown Records (d. 1983)

DEATHS

Willie Dixon, 1992, blues composer (b. 1916)

Dick “Night Train” Lane, 2002, football player (b. 1928)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1926 – Violet Nealey Anderson becomes the first Black woman lawyer to

argue a case before the Supreme Court.

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

1969 – Jimi Hendrix & Pete Townsend wage a battle of guitars.

1977 – Andrew Young’s U.N. appointment confirmed by the Senate.

1979 – President Jimmy Carter commuted Patricia Hearst’s 7 year sentence

to 2 years.

1989 – Orlando Arena opens.

1998 – Singer Bobby Brown found guilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aquarius born on January 29th, your personality is defined by an original and adaptable nature. While others stick heavily to the mainstream, you enjoy exploring a wide range of topics and interests. In this sense, you have become a true individual in all aspects of your life. Your originality is amongst your most admired qualities, but it is your adaptability that may be one of your greatest strengths. You thrive in new situations, which explains why you actively seek out new people and environments. You have a unique charm that has earned you a group of friends that is as varied as your interests.

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Today is Monday, January 28th, the 28th day of the year. There are 337

Marvin Sapp

Marvin Sapp

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Fun at Work Day, National Kazoo Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Bill White, 85, baseball player/former NL President

Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton

Michael Cage, 57, basketball player

Marvin Sapp, 52, gospel singer

Rakim, 51, rapper

Anthony Hamilton, 48, singer

Jermaine Dye, 45, baseball player

Tony Delk, 44, basketball player

Rick Ross, 43, rapper

Daunte Culpepper

Daunte Culpepper

Daunte Culpepper, 42, football player

Andre Iguodala, 35, basketball player

Jermaine Cole, 34, rapper

AKA, 31, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Zora Neale Hurston, 1960, author (b. 1891)

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

Ronald E McNair, 1986, astronaut, (Challenger disaster) (b. 1950)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1787 – Philadelphia’s Free Africa Society organizes.

1922 – American Pro Football Association renamed “National Football League”.

1944 – Matthew Henson received medal as co-discoverer of the North Pole.

1949 – NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith.

1958 – Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck.

MC Hammer

MC Hammer

1979 – “Wiz” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1672 performances.

1985 – Charity single “We Are the World” is recorded by supergroup USA for

Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars).

1985 – 12th American Music Award: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win.

1986 – 25th Space Shuttle, Challenger, explodes 73 seconds after liftoff.

1991 – 18th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on January 28th, your personality is defined by your adaptable and original nature. While others are uncomfortable in new situations, you live for new settings and environments. When meeting new people, you have the ability to present your unique personality with charisma. As a result, you have noticed that people cannot help but to be drawn to you. Your closest friends and family would all agree that you are one of the most original people they know. In all aspects of life, ranging from hobbies to taste in music, you are truly an individual.

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Today is Sunday, January 27th,  the 27th day of the year. There are 338

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Chocolate Cake Day, Punch the Clock Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

John Witherspoon, 77, actor

Bobby "Blue" Bland

Bobby “Blue” Bland

Roy Fegan, 58, actor

Vincent Herbert, 50, music producer

Bryant Young, 47, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Fritz Pollard, 125, early African American football player (d. 1986)

Bobby “Blue” Bland, 91, blues singer (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson, 1972,  gospel singer (b. 1912)

Gene McFadden, 2006, singer/songwriter (b. 1948)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1825 – U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day

Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians

on the “Trail of Tears.”

1961 – Leontyne Price debuted with the Metropolitan Opera.

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton

1984 – Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial.

1986 – 13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis &

Crystal Gayle.

1992 – Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty).

1997 – 24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morrissette win.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aquarius born on January 27th, your adaptability and originality are amongst your most well known qualities. You thrive in all new situations, as you are excited with prospect of new environments and people. Your social nature allows you to display your unique personality in a charming and appealing way, which explains why people seem to gravitate towards you at times. Your closest friends and family may describe your interests as odd, but this is only the result of your commitment to individuality.

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Today is Saturday, January 26th,  the 26th day of the year. There are 339

Angela Davis

Angela Davis

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Spouse’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jean Knight, 76, singer (Mr. Big Stuff)

Kirk Franklin

Kirk Franklin

Angela Davis, 75, activist/professor

Anita Baker, 61, singer

Jazzie B., 56, rapper (Soul II Soul)

Eric Davis, 51, football player

Kirk Franklin, 49, gospel singer

Tye Tribett, 43, gospel singer

Vince Carter, 42, basketball player

Vince Carter

Vince Carter

Gerald Green, 33, basketball player

Torey Smith, 30, football player

Christopher Massey, 29, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Bessie Coleman, 126, 1st African American airplane pilot (d. 1926)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN..

Chubby Checker

Chubby Checker

1863 – Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War

to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th

Massachusetts Regiment).

1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.

1948 – Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in US Armed

Forces signed.

1962 – Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker’s

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

“Twist” impure & bans it from all Catholic schools.

1987 – 14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie &

Alabama.

1990 – Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst. G..M (highest-

ranking African American female in a major-league front office).

1998 – President Bill Clinton says “I want to say one thing to the American

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”.

2003 – Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders,

48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S.

2005 – Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming

the first African American woman to hold the post.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on January 26th, your originality and adaptability are amongst your most defining personality traits. While others are content following trends and norms, you are the true definition of an individual. In every aspect of your life, from your hobbies to your style of dress, you display an original and unique way of thinking. Your friends appreciate these qualities on a daily basis, but your personality shines the most in new situations. You thrive in new environments and with new people, as you are given the chance to present your unique point of view. People are often enamored with your charms, which explains why you have so many varied companions.

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Today is Friday, January 25th, the 25th day of the year. There are 340

Carl Eller

Carl Eller

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Opposite Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Carl Eller, 77, football player

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Chris Mills, 49, basketball player

Marcus Samuelson, 49, chef

Pooh Man, 48, rapper

Kevin Williams, 48, football player

Alicia Keys, 38, singer/songwriter

Patrick Willis, 35, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Anita Baker

Anita Baker

Etta James, 81, singer (d. 2012)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1853 – Sojourner Truth addresses the first Black Women’s Rights

Convention in  Akron, Ohio.

1875 – Anti-slavery society forms (NY).

1890 – National Afro-American League forms in Chicago.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

1939 – Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.

1966 – Constance B. Motley appointed federal judge, first African

American woman.

1971 – Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca

murders.

1988 – 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney

Houston win.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

1989 – Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season.

1993 – 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win.

1994 – Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a

civil lawsuit out of court.

1998 – “Patti LaBelle On Broadway” closes at St James Theater NYC.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aquarius born on January 25th, your personality is defined by your adaptability and originality. You take on any opportunity to have a new experience, whether it means diving into a new environment or meeting new people. You thrive in situations where you can display your unique point of view and learn from others. You have a unique charm that causes others to gravitate to you. People may find you unusual at times, but this is only a result of the originality that you display in all aspects of your life.

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Today is Thursday, January 24th,   the 24th day of the year. There are 341

Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Beer Can Appreciation Day, Compliment Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali

Zeke Carey, 86, singer (Flamingos)

Aaron Neville, 78, singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)

Chris Warren, 52, football player

Phil Lamarr, 52, actor

Sleepy Brown, 49, songwriter

Kenya Moore, 48, actress

Tim Biakabutuka, 45, football player

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

Tatyana Ali, 40, actress

HISTORIC BIRHTDAYS

DEATHS

Martin R. Delany, 1885, Black nationalist (1st Black U.S. Army major) (b. 1813)

Flo Hyman, 1986, volleyball player (b. 1954)

Thurgood Marshall, 1993, 1st African American supreme court justice (b. 1909)

Fayard Nicholas, 2006, tap dancer/actor (Nicholas Brothers) (b. 1914)

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

ON THIS DATE IN…

1863 – Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery.

1918 – Lewis H. Latimer, inventor, honored.

1950 – Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history.

1962 – Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1976 – George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest.

1986 – 43rd Golden Globes: Whoopi Goldberg, Color Purple win.

HOROSCOPE 

As an Aquarius born on January 24th, you are known for your originality and adaptability. If you asked any of your friends or family, they would admit that you are far from traditional. Your interests, hobbies, style and nearly all aspects of your life are products of your unique worldview. Although some people may view your personality as unusual, your uniqueness is one of your greatest strengths. You love new situations, people and environments, as they give you an opportunity to adapt. People respond very positively to your unique charms, which explains how you have gained such a varied group of companions.

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Today is Wednesday, January 23rd,  the 23rd day of the year. There are 342

Anita Pointer

Anita Pointer

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Soup Month,

National Oatmeal Month, National Pie Day, National Handwriting

Day

Nell Carter

Nell Carter

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jerry Lawson, 75, singer (Persuasions)

Anita Pointer, 71, singer (Pointer Sisters)

Reginald Calloway, 64, trumpet player (Midnight Star)

Haywoode Workman, 53, basketball player/NBA referee

Eric Metcalf, 51, football player

Bill Russell

Bill Russell

Kez McCorvey, 47, football player

Larry Hughes, 40, basketball player

Julz West, 24, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Amanda Berry Smith, 182, former slave/singer/evangelist (d. 1915)

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

DEATHS

Willie Edwards, 1957, murdered by KKK  (b. 1932)

Paul Robeson, 1976, athlete/actor/singer/activist (b. 1899)

Thomas A. Dorsey, 1993, pianist/songwriter (b. 1899)

Nell Carter, 2003, singer/actress (b. 1948)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1891 – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams founds Providence Hospital in Chicago, the

"Roots"

“Roots”

first training hospital for Black doctors and nurses in the U.S.

1943 – Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the

first time.

1962 – Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1964 – The 24th Amendment is ratified, abolishing the poll tax, which had

been used as a means of preventing African Americans from voting.

1965 – Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to

James Brown

James Brown

Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain.

1977 – 1st ABC showing of “Roots”.

1979 – Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1986 – 1st induction of Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James

Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis

Presley).

HOROSCOPE 

Being an Aquarius born on January 23rd, your personality is characterized by adaptability and originality. You can easily adapt to just about any situation. At times, you actively seek out new experiences and environments, where you can thrive. Socially, you love to meet new people and thrive in situations where you can display your unique point of view and way of thinking. Your friends and family would be the first to describe you as original. In all aspects of your life, you reject the status quo, instead choosing to embrace your individuality.

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Jazzy Jeff picture

Jazzy Jeff

Today is Tuesday, January 22, the 22nd day of the year.  There are 343

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Blonde Brownie Day

Ray Rice

Ray Rice

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Addie “Micki” Harris, 79, singer (Shirelles)

Jazzy Jeff, 54, DJ/rapper

Ray Rice, 32, football player

Greg Oden, 31, basketball player

Marcus Canty, 29, singer

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke

Nat Turner, 219, slave rebellion leader (d. 1831)

“Blind” Willie Johnson, 122, blues/spiritual singer/guitarist (d. 1947)

Willa B. Brown (Coffey), 113, African American air pioneer (NAAA) (d. 1992)

Sam Cooke, 88, singer (d. 1964)

DEATHS

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1973, 36th U.S. President (b. 1929)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

1793 – Benjamin Banneker helped plan Washington, D.C.

1969 – Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame.

1973 – George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title.

1973 – Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes some abortions.

1987 – Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a

press conference on live national television, leading to debates on

boundaries in journalism.

1988 – Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

1989 – Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals

20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR.

1990 – 17th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win.

1998 – Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A’s for 4th time.

2006 – Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the

Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on January 22nd, your adaptability and originality are amongst your most defining qualities. You take little interest in the mundane, instead choosing to embrace new situations, experiences and environments. Similarly, you love social settings, where you can display your unique viewpoint to those around you. People often gravitate to your original personality, but they might be surprised to find out exactly how nontraditional you can be. In all aspects of your life, you rarely conform, as you much rather develop a one of a kind way of thinking.

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