Nat King Cole, singer, pianist, and entertainer, died in Santa Monica, CA, on this date in 1965. "Unforgettable," "Mona Lisa," and "Sentimental Reasons" were some of his most popular songs.
Morehouse College was founded in Atlanta, GA, as Augusta Institute on this date in 1867. Also… Mammie Smith became the first Black woman to make a record on this date in 1920. Smith recorded "You Can't Keep a Good Man Down" and "This Thing Called Love
Andrew "Rube" Foster organized the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs (Negro League), the first Black baseball league, on this date in 1920. Also… The Renaissance, the first Black pro basketball team, was organized on this date in 1923.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing," co-composed by James Weldon Johnson and his brother James Rosamond Johnson, was first performed by a chorus of 500 school children on this date in 1900.
This years Grammy’s will be hosted by LL Cool J. See the 2013 Grammy nominated artist’s below! Record Of The Year Lonely Boy - The Black Keys Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson We Are Young - Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe Somebody That I Used to Know ...
Mike Tyson was knocked out by James "Buster" Douglas on this date in 1990 in the 10th round of a Tokyo, Japan, match. This was one of the greatest upsets in boxing's history.
Barack Obama formally announced the start of his historic Presidential campaign in Springfield, IL, on this date in 2007.
Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr. became the first Black astronaut to take a spacewalk on this date in 1995.
On this date in history the first Black to win the Senior U.S. Singles Figure Skating Championship in 1986, was Debi Thomas.
Avant's 7th studio album, Face the Music, is now available! On this brand new record Avant pays homage to R&B great voices with an arrangement of songs about his life. Face the Music Tracklist 1. Toast To Love 2. 80 ...