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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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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
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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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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
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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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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

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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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