Black History Month

24 February 2017

RUSSELL SIMMONS

Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957)[2] is an American entrepreneur, producer and author. The Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings[3]and created the clothing fashion...
23 February 2017

NELSON MANDELA

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was...
22 February 2017

J.C. WATTS

Julius Caesar “J. C.” Watts, Jr. (born November 18, 1957) is an American politician from Oklahoma who was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and later played professionally in the Canadian Football...
21 February 2017

ELIJAH MCCOY

Elijah J. McCoy (May 2, 1844[2] – October 10, 1929) was a Canadian-American inventor and engineer who was notable for his 57 U.S. patents, most having to do with the...
20 February 2017

SIR SIDNEY POITIER

Sir Sidney Poitier, (born February 20, 1927), is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first African-American...
17 February 2017

JIM BROWN – HAPPY BIRTHDAY

James Nathaniel Brown (born February 17, 1936) is a former professional American football player and actor. He was a fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 through 1965....
16 February 2017

BENJAMIN OLIVER DAVIS JR.

Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr. (December 18, 1912 – July 4, 2002) was an American United States Air Force general and commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. He was the first African-American general...
15 February 2017

MEDGAR WILEY EVERS

Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an American civil rights activist from Mississippi who worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi and to enact social justice and voting rights....