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Archive for November, 2010

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For November 30

1. Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks, a ground breaking  American  photographer,  musician, poet, novelist,  journalist, activist and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film Shaft.

2. Shirley Chisholm, politician, educator, and author, First Black Woman to be elected to U. S. Congress.

3. Robert Guillaume, stage and television actor, best known for his role as Benson Du Bois on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson.

4. June Pointer, R&B Artist, of the Pointer Sisters.

5. Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson, Major League Baseball and Football Supper star.

6. Desirée Annette Weeks, Recording artist, pop/soul singer who was popular during the 1990s, mostly remembered for her hits “Feel So High”, “You Gotta Be”, “Kissing You”, and “Life”.

Events In African American History For November 30

1. In 1875, A. P. Ashbourne received Patent for Biscuit cutter.

2. In 1897, J. A. Sweeting received Patent for Device for rolling cigarettes.

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For November 29

1. Rev. and Hon. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., politician and pastor who represented the Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City /Former Congressman 

 2. Pearl Primus, Dancer, Blending African and Caribbean sources with American traditions of blues, jazz, and jitterbug, Pearl Primus created new and vibrant forms of dance.  

 3. The Game (Jayceon Terrell Taylor), Rapp Artist 

 4.     Claude Brooks, Actor

Events In African American History For November 29

1. In 1887,  Granville T. Woods Received Patent for Induction telegraph system

2. In 1899, A. L. Ross received Patent for Trousers support.

3. In 1905, The Chicago Defender Newspaper begins publication.

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For November 28

1. Berry Gordy Jr., Founder Motown Record Co.

2. Sharon Epatha Merkerson, American Golden Globe-, Screen Actors Guild-, NAACP Image Award – and Emmy Award-winning actress (Law and Order). She appeared in 390 episodes of the series, more than any other cast member.

3. Ken Howell, former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1984-90.

4. Ronald Bertram Aloysius “R. B.” Greaves III,  a singer who had chart success in 1969 with the pop single “Take a Letter Maria”. A #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, this single sold one million copies and earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Greaves also had a Top 40 pop hit a year later with “Always Something There to Remind Me”.

Events In African American History For November 28

1. In 1753, Soldier & patriot James Robinson is born. When he won a medal for bravery at the Battle of Yorktown, he was promised his freedom for fighting with the Americans. After the revolutionary war was over, he was sold back into slavery.

2. In 1899, A. Mendenhall Received Patent for Holder for Driving Reins for horses.

3. In 1899, W. Burwell received Patent for Boot or Shoe

4. In 1933, R. B. Spikes received Patent for Transmission and shifting there of.

5. In 1950, F. M. Jones received Patent for Two-Cycle Gasoline Engine

6. In 1961, Ernie Davis became the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For November 27

1. Jesse Wilkins, Jr., one of America’s greatest contemporary mathematicians. At 13, he became the University of Chicago’s youngest student. Wilkins continued his studies there, earning bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees in mathematics. When he finished his Ph.D. at 19, he was hailed by the national press as a “negro genius.”

2. Jimi Hendrix (Johnny Allen Hendrix), Famed rock musician.

3. Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Texas, was born in Lubbock, Texas. Leland was killed when the plane in which he was a passenger crashed somewhere in southwestern Ethiopia.   66  Years ago

4. James Avery, Actor (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)  62  Years ago

5. Jayne Kennedy Overton (born Jane harrison), (Sportscaster/Actress/Model)  59  Years ago

6. Randy Milligan, Major League Baseball Player  49  Years ago

7. Robin Givens, Actress (Boomer Rang)  46  Years ago

8. Skoob (Willie Hines), (DAS EFX) Rapper  38  Years ago

9. Jaleel White, Actor, Steve Urkel / Stefan Urquelle on the 1990s sitcom Family Matters …   34  Years ago

10. Rachel Stuart, Black Entertainment Television host (LIVE From L.A.),  former Miss Caraïbes and Miss Jamaica and represented her country at Miss Universe.  0  Years ago

Events In African American History For November 27

1. In 1928, Marjorie Joyner Patent for a permanent wave machine which could wave the hair of both white and Black people. U.S. Patent 1,693,515 Marjorie Joyner was employed by the Madame C.J. Walker Cosmetic Company and assigned her patent rights to that comapny.

2. In 1957, Dorothy Height elected President of the N.C.N.W (National Council of Negro Women.)

Birthdays Of Famous African Americans For November 26

1. Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock), Singer/Actress (What’s Love Got To Do With It)

2. Harold Craig Reynolds, Major League Baseball Player

3. Shawn Kemp, former professional basketball player, who played in the National Basketball Association for 14 seasons. He was a 6-time NBA All-Star, 3-time All-NBA Second Team member.

Events In African American History For November 26

1. In 1866, Rust College was founded in Holly Springs, MS.

2. In 1872, Macon B. Allen was elected judge of the Inferior Court of Charleston. Allen, the first Black lawyer, thus became the second Black to hold a major judicial position and the first Black with a major judicial position on the municipal level.

3. In 1878, The world’s fastest bicycle racer for 12 years, Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor was born in Indianapolis, IN

4. In 1895,, National Negro Medical Association founded.

5. In 1899, Jan E. Matzeliger received Patent for Mechanism for distribution of tacks.

6. In 1911,  William Henry Lewis was appointed assistant attorney general of the United States by President William Howard Taft, making him the first Black appointed to a sub-cabinet post.

7. In 1970, Charles Gordone receives the Pulitzer Prize for his play “No Place to be Somebody”.

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