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***Today would have been Emmett Till’s 72 birthday. RIP. ~SB***
Congratulations to Desiree Rogers for becoming CEO of Johnson Publishing. Her business savvy and connections, as well as her flair for fashion will bring a much need breath of fresh air to our iconic magazines Ebony and Jet. With Ms. Rogers … Continue reading
Gordon Parks’ The Learning Tree opened in 1962. Jamaica granted independence from the United Kingdom. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Bill.
James Augustine Healy the first African-American Roman Catholic priest and first African-American bishop in the United States (the archdiocese of Portland, MA) died on this day. Today in 1960, Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) in western Africa was granted its independence from the French.
Congratulations to Michelle D. Hotten on her achievement. http://www.afro.com/sections/news/Baltimore/story.htm?storyid=2007