Good Times

Ja’net DuBois, ‘Good Times’ Star, Dies at 74

Ja’net DuBois was found dead on Tuesday, TMZ reports. She was 74. A cause of death was not immediately given and her family told TMZ that Dubois hadn’t complained of any pain or illness in the days leading up to her death. She unexpectedly passed away in her sleep at her home in Glendale, California. She is survived by her three children, Rani, Burghardt, and Yovanne Dubois. Developing story……

This Week in Black History (Jan. 28-Feb.2)

January 28 1970- Arthur Ashe, the first Black male to win Wimbledon, was denied entry to compete for the U.S. Team in the South African Open due to South Africa’s racial policies.   January 29 1954- Iconic talk show host, actress, filmmaker and billionaire Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi.   January 30 1965- Major League Baseball Player Leroy Paige was named all-time outstanding player by National Baseball Congress.   January 31   1963- James Baldwin’s influential collection of essays “The Fire Next Time” was published.   Feb. 1 1974- Popular Black sitcom “Good Times” premiered on CBS.