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Lauryn Noel Hill

May 25th in African American History – Lauryn Noel Hill

May 25, 1975 Lauryn Noel Hill, recording artist, musician, producer, and actress, was born in South Orange, New Jersey. Hill began her acting career at a young age, appearing in the television soap opera “As the World Turns.” In 1993, she co-starred in “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” and other films in which […]

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Narada Michael Walden

April 23rd in African American History – Narada Michael Walden

April 23, 1952 Narada Michael Walden, drummer, vocalist, songwriter and producer, was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating from college, in 1976 Walden released his debut album, “Garden of Love Light” and in 1979 he released his breakthrough album, “The Awakening.” Other albums from Walden include “Confidence” (1982), “The Nature of Things” (1985), and “Sending […]

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Oprah Gail Winfrey

January 29th in African American History – Oprah Gail Winfrey

January 29, 1954 Oprah Gail Winfrey, television host, producer, businesswoman and philanthropist, was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. At the age of 17, Winfrey won an oratorical contest which secured her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. In 1983, she moved to Chicago to host […]

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Donny Edward Hathaway

October 1st in African American History – Donny Edward Hathaway

October 1, 1945 Donny Edward Hathaway, R & B singer, was born in Chicago, Illinois. Hathaway began singing in a church choir at the age of three billed as “Donny Pitts, The Nation’s Youngest Gospel Singer”. He also began studying the piano as a child and in 1964 earned a fine arts scholarship to Howard […]

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Jada Pinkett-Smith

September 18th in African American History – Jada Koren Pinkett-Smith

September 18, 1971 Jada Koren Pinkett-Smith, film and television actress, producer, director and business woman, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Pinkett-Smith began her career in 1990 but her real success came in 1991 when she starred in the television series “A Different World.” She has appeared in more than 20 films including “Menace II Society” […]

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