Today In History We Honor Dr. Cornel West
"Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual.He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.In short, Cornel West has a passion to keep alive the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice." via princeton.edu
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August 16, 2014

Today In History We Honor Dr. Cornel West

"Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual.He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.In short, Cornel West has a passion to keep alive the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice." via princeton.edu

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Today In History We Honor Madam C. J. Walker
'Born Sarah Breedlove on a Delta, Louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs.
“I got my start by giving myself a start.” - Madam C.J. Walker
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August 15, 2014

Today In History We Honor Madam C. J. Walker

'Born Sarah Breedlove on a Delta, Louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs.

“I got my start by giving myself a start.” - Madam C.J. Walker

(photo: Madam C.J. Walker)

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August 14, 2014

Nigel Sylvester “Ridin’ With That Work 2″ | Video

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Today In History
'Earvin “Magic” Johnson, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, was born in Lansing, MI, on this date in 1959.'
(photo: Earvin “Magic” Johnson)
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August 14, 2014

Today In History

'Earvin “Magic” Johnson, one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, was born in Lansing, MI, on this date in 1959.'

(photo: Earvin “Magic” Johnson)

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August 13, 2014

Drake vs Lil Wayne App

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Today In History We Honor Rubin “Hurricane” Carter
"Rubin Carter, professional boxer from New Jersey, was training for a shot at the world middleweight title, when he was wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a triple murder in 1964 for nearly two decades.
While incarcerated, Rubin published his autobiography, The 16th Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472, to widespread acclaim. The story attracted the attention and support of many luminaries, including Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan who wrote the song “Hurricane.”
A teenager from Broonklyn, NY name Lesra Martin read his autobiography and initiated a correspondence. Carter developed a relationship with Martin and his benefactors, Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton, and Lisa Peters, who began to work with Carter’s legal defense team to seek a writ of habeas corpus from U.S. District Court Judge H. Lee Sarokin. In 1985, Sarokin handed down his decision to free Carter, stating that “The extensive record clearly demonstrates that [the] petitioners’ convictions were predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.” via about.com
(photo: Rubin Carter)
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August 13, 2014

Today In History We Honor Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

"Rubin Carter, professional boxer from New Jersey, was training for a shot at the world middleweight title, when he was wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a triple murder in 1964 for nearly two decades.

While incarcerated, Rubin published his autobiography, The 16th Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472, to widespread acclaim. The story attracted the attention and support of many luminaries, including Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan who wrote the song “Hurricane.”

A teenager from Broonklyn, NY name Lesra Martin read his autobiography and initiated a correspondence. Carter developed a relationship with Martin and his benefactors, Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton, and Lisa Peters, who began to work with Carter’s legal defense team to seek a writ of habeas corpus from U.S. District Court Judge H. Lee Sarokin. In 1985, Sarokin handed down his decision to free Carter, stating that “The extensive record clearly demonstrates that [the] petitioners’ convictions were predicated upon an appeal to racism rather than reason, and concealment rather than disclosure.” via about.com

(photo: Rubin Carter)

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August 12, 2014

Lupe Fiasco x Ty Dolla $ign | “Next to it”

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Today In History
'Madame Lillian Evanti, internationally famed opera singer, was born in Washington, DC, on this date August 12, 1891. Evanti founded the National Negro Opera Company in 1941.'
(photo: Madame Lillian Evanti)
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August 12, 2014

Today In History

'Madame Lillian Evanti, internationally famed opera singer, was born in Washington, DC, on this date August 12, 1891. Evanti founded the National Negro Opera Company in 1941.'

(photo: Madame Lillian Evanti)

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Today In History
'Alex Haley, author of Roots and the Autobiography of Malcolm X, was born in Ithaca, NY, on this date August 11, 1921.'
(photo: Alex Haley by Dennis Wile)
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August 11, 2014

Today In History

'Alex Haley, author of Roots and the Autobiography of Malcolm X, was born in Ithaca, NY, on this date August 11, 1921.'

(photo: Alex Haley by Dennis Wile)

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August 11, 2014

John Forté x Harry Belafonte Collaboration: Summer Screen Test Number 34 | Video Teaser

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