Archive for the ‘R&B Artist’ Category
1. In 1899, 112 Years ago Today, B. F. Jackson received Patent for Gas burner
2. In 1968, Tragedy at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated
3. In 1989, Colin Luther Powell Promoted to the rank of Four Star General:
4. In 2009, Little Anthony and the Imperials are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 24th annual ceremony. Smokey Robinson is their presenter.
In 2015, Walter Scott was murdered in North Charleston, South Carolina, following a daytime traffic stop for a brake light. Scott, a black man, was fatally shot by Michael Slager, a white North Charleston police officer. The video proved an unarmed Scott was shot in the back while fleeing.
2. Minnie Julia Riperton, Singer-songwriter best known for her vocal range of more than five octaves and her 1975 single “Lovin’ You”. She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1968 until her death in 1979; they were the parents of music engineer Marc Rudolph and actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph.
3. Alfre Woodard, film, stage, and television actress. She has been nominated once for anAcademy Award and Grammy Awards, 17 times for Emmy Awards (winning four), and has also won a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She is known for her role in films such as Cross Creek, Miss Firecracker, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Primal Fear, Star Trek: First Contact, Miss Evers’ Boys, K-PAX, Radio, Take the Lead and The Family That Preys.
1. Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable, Explorer, As a result of his explorations and trading, he is credited with founding the early settlement which eventually became the city of Chicago.
2. Harry Elston, R&B (Friends Of Distinction), Originally, Elston came up with the name Distinctive Friends, but Barbara Jean Love decided to reverse the words. In 1968, Hall of Fame football player Jim Brown met the group and introduced them to the staff at RCA Records. In 1969, Friends of Distinction released their first album entitled Grazin’ on RCA Records. The album included the songs “Grazing in the Grass”, of which Elston wrote and sang lead on, and “Going in Circles.” Grazin’ peaked at number five on the R&B charts.
During the 1960s, Elston was also a prominent figure in the urban night life. Alongside, Jim Brown and John Daniels, Elston was instrumental in opening the Mavericks Flat, a well-known L.A. night club that is often referred to as the Apollo Theater of the west coast. In addition, Elston was instrumental in the formation of the N.I.E.U. (Negro Industrial and Economic Union). In 1992, Elston was co-writer of “It’s Over,” a single for Friends of Distinction.
3. Sean John Combs, also known by his stage names Diddy and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and his clothing line earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award. He was originally known as Puff Daddy and then as P. Diddy (Puff and Puffy being often used as a nickname, but never as recording names). In August 2005, he changed his stage name to simply “Diddy”, but continues to use the name P. Diddy in England as the result of a lawsuit. He formed and recorded with the group “Diddy – Dirty Money”.
4. George Clayton Huff, Jr., R&B/Gospel Artist He placed first among male contestants and overall fifth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol.
1. In 1872, P. B. S. Pinchback is elected to the United States Congress from Louisiana. He was one of the most colorful of the blacks who took seats in Congress after the Civil War. His full name was Pinckey Benton Stewart Pinchback.
2. In 1872, Blacks actually take political power in Louisiana. C. C. Antoine is elected lieutenant governor; P. G. Deslonde becomes secretary of state; and W. B. Brown becomes superintendent of public education. Virtually all black political gains would be taken away as the Reconstruction period gave way to the Jim Crow period.
3. In 1874, The Democratic Party sweeps the off-year elections. At this stage in history the Democrats are largely an anti-black political party. Their taking control of the House of Representatives helps pave the way for the end of Reconstruction
4. In 1879, T. Elkins received Patent for Refrigerating Apparatus.
5. In 1922, The entrance to King Tut’s tomb is discovered in Egypt. Controversy reigns to this day as to “King Tut’s color. Many black authorities claim white historians and museums continue a historic practice of using representations of Tut that lighten his skin and modify his African features.
6. In 1967, Soul Man By Sam and Dave Hit #2
7. In 2008, Barack Obama Elected President Of The United States Of America. On Election Night
1. in 1820, Irish Catholics bring Halloween to America where it first gains popularity among the lower classes and becomes heavily influenced by both American Indian and slave superstitions.
2. In 1893, C. B. Brooks received Patent for Punch
3. In 1893, Football player, William Henry Lewis, named All-American, 1893
4. In 1893, Granville T. Woods Received Patent for Electric railway supply system
5. In 1899, W. F. Burr, patents Railway Switching device. Patent # 636,197
6. In 1945, Educator, Booker T Washington, inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
7. In 1954, M. L. King becomes the twentieth pastor of Dexter Ave. Church.
8. In 1969, Riot, Jacksonville, Florida
9. In 2008, Evolver, by John Legend Top R&B Album
10. In 2008, If I Were A Boy, by Beyonce Is top R&B Download
1. Melba Moore, disco, R&B singer and actress.
2. Jesse Barfield, is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1981–89) and New York Yankees (1989–92). He batted and threw right-handed. He lived in Tenafly, a suburb of New York City.
3. Randy Jackson, singer and musician, a member of The Jacksons. Nicknamed “Little Randy”, he is the youngest of the Jackson brothers, and the second youngest of the nine Jackson whole siblings, after sister Janet.
Randy was only three when the Jackson 5 was formed and therefore was not an original member. While his brothers toured, he honed his skills as a musician, mastering piano.
4. Oscar Jackson, Jr., better known by his stage name Paris is an American Rapp artist from San Francisco, California, known for his highly charged political and socially conscious lyrics.
5. Gabrielle Union, actress and former model. Among her notable roles is as the cheerleader in the film Bring it On, opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the blockbuster film Bad Boys II and played a doctor in the CBS drama series City of Angels. She starred with LL Cool J in Deliver Us from Eva in 2003, and opposite Cedric the Entertainer in The Honey Mooners.
6. Tracee Ellis Ross, Actress (Daughter of Famed Motown R&B artist Diana Ross), best known for her lead role as Joan Clayton on the UPN/CW series, Girlfriends. She is currently starring as Dr. Carla Reed on the new BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines.