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Comfortably #Black. Escaped the South, currently enduring the #PNW. Just out here chillin trying to be a little less dumb every day

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May 24, 2024

1854
Celebrated fugitive slave Anthony Burns arrested

Lincoln University, PA founded, 1st college-degree granting HBCU

1887
E. McCpoy patents lubricator

1910
Walter M Hard patents device to improve trolley car service

1966
Leontyne Price opens Metropolitan Opera Season

1991
Hal McRae named manager of Kansas City Royals, 1 of 2 serving in MLB

1993
Eritrea achieves independence


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What's your favorite Heavy D or Patti LaBelle songs?

1918
Coleman A Young, 1st Black Mayor of Detroit born Tuscaloosa, AL

1943
Victor O Frazier born Virgin Islands

1944
Patti LaBelle, Patricia Louise Holte born Philadelphia, PA

1967
Heavy D, Dwight Arrington Myers born Mandeville, Jamaica

1982
DaMarcus Beasley born Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Patti LaBelle reclining in chair (B&W)
Coleman A Young sitting, in striped suit with white fedora reading a pamphlet (B&W)

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More than half of US Black women aged 15-49 live under abortion bans – report

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/may/15/black-women-abortion-bans

> Study finds 57% of Black women of reproductive age live in the 26 states with bans or restrictions


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May, 17, 2024

1838
Sara T Smith addressed 2nd Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women

1875
1st meeting of Kentucky Derby won by Oliver Lewis

1881
Frederick Douglas appointed recorder of deeds for DC

1954
SCOTUS ruled on Brown v. Board of Education

1957
Prayer Pilgrimage in DC, largest civil rights demonstration to date


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1969
Rev Thomas Kilgore elected Pres of American Baptist Convention

1988
Dr. Patricia Bath received patent(no. 4,744,360), method for removing cataract lenses, 1st African American woman doctor to receive patent for medical invention

1997
Democratic Republic of the Congo founded


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1864
John William ''Blind'' Boone born Miami, MO

1893
Fred Jones born Covington, KY

1942
Henry Saint Clair Fredericks ''Taj Mahal'' born Harlem NYC

1956
Ray Charles ''Sugar Ray'' Leonard born Wilmington, NC

1982
William Anthony ''Tony'' Parker born Bruges, Belgium



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Taj Mahal
Sugar Ray Leonard

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'Our space is open to all': Portland's first Somali-owned late night coffee shop in Old Town

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/portlan-first-somali-owned-late-night-coffee-shop-old-town/283-93d1e4c1-b7f8-4ed3-8f39-d7d28c9031de

> Three second-generation immigrants are creating Portland’s first Somali-owned late night coffee shop, Above Grnd in the Old Town neighborhood



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Confronting the audience and breaking the fourth wall: why drama is getting meta | Television | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/article/2024/may/06/black-metafiction-american-fiction-strange-loop-dreaming-whilst-black

> On stage and screen, self-referential dramas such as A Strange Loop and American Fiction are on the rise, with playful postmodernism a potent weapon in the fight against inequality


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Which Cartoons Characters Are Invited To "The Cookout?" | Smartypants Presentation, Demi Adejuyigbe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64SoFWJHSd8



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@clayrivers
He did leave out a lot of obvious ones tho
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May 10, 2024

1652
John Johnson imported 11 people, granted 550 acres Northampton, VA

1930
National Pan-Hellenic Council formed at Howard Uni

1950
Jackie Robinson 1St African American cover of Life Magazine

Chuck Cooper 1St Black player drafted to NBA (Celtics)

1994
Nelson Mandela 1St democratically elected State President South Africa

2013
Recognition of African Americans and Hispanics helped restore Phillips Chapel CME Chuch


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1943
Judith Jamison born Philadelphia, PA

1960
Merlene Ottey born Cold Spring, Hanover, Jamaica
(8 time Olypmic Medalist)

1967
''Young MC'' Marvin Young born London, England

1978
Kenan Thompson born Atlanta, GA

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Merlene Ottey, black and white photo, sitting on train looking at camera threw window
Young MC
Kenan Thompson

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May 3, 2024

1845
Macon B Allen admitted to bar, passed exam at Worchester, MA

1887
Edward Lewis patented spring gun

1917
Bismarck Tribune announced, “The second Baptist church (or colored church) is now a reality in Bismarck.” (North Dakota)

1948
SCOTUS ruled in Shelley v. Kraemer

1967
Black students seize finance building at Northwestern Uni, demand Black-Oreinted curriculum


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1924
James A Roston died, key organizer for African American labor movement in Seattle

1940
Henry Ossian Flipper dies, 1St African American graduate of Military Academy at West Point

1993
Sun Ra/Le Sony'r Ra died Birmingham, AL

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1964
Frederick O'Neal 1st Black President or Actor's Equity Association

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What's you fav image of The Godfather of Soul?

1921
''Sugar Ray Robinson'', Walker Smith Junior born Ailey, GA

1933
James Brown born Barnwell, SC

1975
Karim Dulé Hill born Orange, NJ

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James Brown
Karim Dulé Hill

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A Touching Look Inside Rico Wade's Private Funeral Service in The ATL, Featuring Cee-Lo Green, Killer Mike And More
https://www.theroot.com/a-touching-look-inside-rico-wades-private-funeral-servi-1851443153?utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=activitypub

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    April 26, 2024

    1844
    Jim Beckwourth discovered path through Sierra Nevada Mtns

    1888
    Sarah Boone patents ironing board

    1898
    J.A. Joyce patents ore bucket

    1968
    Student seize Ohio State Uni administration building to protest racial inequality

    1991
    Maryann Bishop Coffey named 1st woman & 1st African American co-chair of National Conference of Christians & Jews

    1994
    1st All-Race elections in South after abolishing apartheid Africa


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    1864
    Caetano da Costa Alegre born, São Tomé, Portuguese Africa—died April 18, 1890, Alcobaça, Port
    1st significant black African poet writing in Portuguese dealing with the theme of blackness

    1886
    Gertrude ''Ma'' Rainey born Columbus, GA

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    ‘I Gullah Geechee, too’: the educators keeping a language of enslaved alive

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2024/apr/20/preserving-gullah-geechee-language

    > Sunn m’Cheaux and Akua Page teach language and culture from juvenile incarceration facilities to Harvard


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    April 19, 2024

    Republic Day - Sierra Leone

    1866
    Celebration of Abolition of Slavery in Washington DC

    1837
    Cheyney University founded as The Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney, PA

    1841
    Pierre Calliste Landry 1st elected mayor of a town in US

    1910 National Urban League formed NYC

    1947
    Jackie Robinson 1st African American Major League player

    1968
    Operation Equity - city council passes open housing act, Seattle


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    1972
    Stationed in Germany, Major Gen. Frederic E. Davidson 1st Black to lead an army division

    1977
    Alex Haley receives Pulitzer for Roots

    1978
    Max Robinson becomes 1st African American to anchor network news (ABC News's World News Tonight)

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    1965
    Marion "Suge" Knight Jr born Compton, CA

    1775
    First integrated army fought in the War for Independence. African American troops assembled in Lexington and Concord to defend Boston

    @blackmastodon
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    1885
    Lambert Lucien-Leon Guillaume's award winning (Rossini Concours Prize) composition Prométhée Enchaîné (Prometheus Bound) was performed by Société des Concerts du Conservatoire in Paris
    Awarded in 1882

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    2002
    Jarome Iginla 1st Black man to win scoring title NHL
    Maurice Richard Trophy
    Art Ross Trophy

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    Alabama’s voters seek chance to be heard after years of being silenced | | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/15/alabama-black-voters-congressional-runoff

    > , the state’s capital, is included in a new congressional district, and on Tuesday, a runoff will decide who stands in November


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    Alabama chooses candidates for new Black congressional district |

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/apr/16/alabama-chooses-candidates-for-new-black-congressional-district

    > After a contentious redrawing of Alabama’s congressional map, two candidates will compete in November for a seat, and perhaps congressional control.

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    They’re fighting polluters destroying historically Black towns – starting with their own | Environmental activism | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2024/apr/14/descendants-project-black-founded-freetowns-louisiana

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    The photographer who captured Black San Francisco in the 1960s: ‘We wouldn’t have seen it without him’

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2024/apr/13/david-johnson-san-francisco-photographer-fillmore-district

    > Chronicler of ’s now-vanished Fillmore district who studied under Ansel Adams turned his lens on his people


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    April 12, 2024

    1869
    North Carolina legislature passed anti-Klan law

    1983
    Harold Washington becomes 1St Black Mayor of Chicago

    2023
    Justin Pearson quickly reinstated in TN House of Rep


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    1898
    Sir Grantley Herbert Adams, CMG, QC born Colliston, Governement Hill, St. Michael, Barbados
    Inaugural Premier of Barbados and 1St and only Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation, Founder of Barbados Labor Party

    1940
    Herbie Hancock born Chicago

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    Some people do think it's pretty spicy...

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    Ranking Mayo Brands
    Matt Mitchell
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUtnkUdwrIc

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    April 5, 2024

    1850
    Samuel Ringgold Ward ''Speech on the Fugitive Slave Bill'' at Faneuil Hall in Boston

    1975
    Arthur Ashe first black man to win at Wimbledon

    1977
    Gertrude Downing invented corner cleaner attachment


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    1856
    Booker Taliaferro Washington born Hale's Ford, VA

    1937
    Colin Powell born NYC

    1964
    Christopher ''Kid'' Reid born Bronx, NYC

    1973
    Pharrell Williams born Virginia Beach, VA

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    Kid N' Play posing with sunglasses tilted down
    Younger Pharrell Williams sitting in red chair

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    N.E.R.D. - Hot-n-Fun (Official Music Video) ft. Nelly Furtado
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ZfA5QZDHY

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    Pharrell Williams Stuns Everyone With New Album "Black Yacht Rock Vol. 1"

    https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/784310-pharrell-black-yacht-rock-hip-hop-news

    > Pharell Williams join J. Cole in dropping a new album out of nowhere. "Black Yacht Rock" is available on a website only and free to download

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    Louis Gossett Jr, first Black man to win supporting actor Oscar, dies aged 87

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/mar/29/louis-gossett-jr-actor-dies

    > Actor who also won Emmy for role in seminal TV miniseries roots died in Santa Monica, California

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    #BlackFriday March 29, 2024

    Annually(est 2021)
    #Ohio Celebrates 'Tuskegee Airmen Day'

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    1981
    Dr Eric Williams dies
    Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
    Historian that wrote ''Capitalism and Slavery''

    #BlackMastodon
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    1918
    Pearl Bailey born Newport News, VA

    1945
    Walt Frazier born Atlanta, GA

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    How the Tuskegee Airmen Ended Up at Columbus’ Lockbourne Air Base After World War II

    https://www.columbusmonthly.com/story/lifestyle/around-town/2022/09/26/how-the-tuskegee-airmen-ended-up-in-columbus-ohio-after-world-war-ii/69520848007/

    In his new history column, “Lost Columbus,” writer Jeff Darbee explores the story of the famed Black military unit’s arrival in Central Ohio

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    2007
    Tuskegee Airmen collectively awarded Congressional Gold Medal, ceremony at U.S. Capitol Rotunda

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    Do vegan's eat billionaires?

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    What good, Puerto Rico?

    1492
    Alonzo ''il Negro'' Pietro sets sail with Columbus

    1873
    Slavery abolished in Puerto Rico
    Afroboricano

    1898
    J.W. Smith patents lawn sprinkler

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    1906
    Arthur Winston born Okemie, OK
    LA Metro employee 72 yrs, took 1 day off for wife's funeral
    Clinton awarded 'Employee of the Century''
    Lived to 100, died 1 month after retirement

    1943
    George Benson born Pittsburgh, PA

    1981
    Shawn Tapiwa Mims, ''Mims'', born Washington Heights, Manhattan, NY

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