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Black Fact of the Day: July 2, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 2, 2019
On this day, July 2, 1908, the first African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 1, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 1, 2019
On this day, July 1, 1971, West Adams Hospital, the first Black-owned hospital in L.A., was opened with the assistance of Dr. Ludlow Creary. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 30, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 30, 2019
On this day June 30, 2017, NPR highlighted the story of Arturo Schomburg in a piece titled, ... Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at  ... ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 29, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 29, 2019
On this day June 29, 1994, Otis M. Smith, the first African American justice on the Michigan Supreme Court, passed away. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 28, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 28, 2019
On this day June 28, 1911, Samuel Battle became the first African American appointed to the New York City police force. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 27, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 27, 2019
On this day June 27, 1872, literary giant Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at  ... ... read more »
Nate Holden Celebrates 90th Birthday-Still Going Strong
June 27, 2019
At 90 years young Nate Holden looks as fit as a fiddle.  On Saturday evening June 15 at the Luxe Hotel - Sunset, family, friends and colleagues all came together to honor one of Los Angeles first and most influential political leaders. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 20, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 20, 2019
On this day June 20, activist and actor, Harry Belafonte became the first African to win an Emmy Award, 1960 ... read more »
Rep. Barragán Statement on Juneteenth
June 20, 2019
“On June 19, 1865, more than six months after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and declared that all slaves of African descent located in Texas were indeed free. That historic day, now remembered as Juneteenth, marked the end of one of the saddest chapters in our nation’s history. More than 150 years later, Juneteenth causes us to not only reflect on the tragic, centuries-long enslavement of nearly four million Africans and their descendants in the United States, but to remain vigilant in the fight to overcome racism, both institutional and societal, that exists in our country today. The Juneteenth observance serves as reminder that our nation still has work to do to overcome the great challenges that communities of color and so many others face in the pursuit for equality and justice.” ... read more »
Juneteenth Celebrates End of Slavery in the US
June 20, 2019
The celebration started with the freed slaves of Galveston, Texas. Although the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the South in 1863, it could not be enforced in many places until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 19, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 19, 2019
    On this day, June 19, 1865,  Juneteenth is observed, commemorating the day Africans in Texas heard of the end of legal enslavement in the U.S. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 18, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
June 18, 2019
On this day June 18, 1980, T.V. host, actor, former defensive tackle, Anthony "Spice" Adams was born in Detroit, Michigan. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 15, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
June 15, 2019
On this day June 15, 2006, Michael Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, 2006 ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 14, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
June 14, 2019
On this day June 14, 2019, a Sports Illustrated magazine cover called LeBron James "The Chosen One" and the name stuck. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: June 13, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
June 13, 2019
    On June 13, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was appointed as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.   Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. Find out more at  ... ... read more »
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