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Happy 85th Birthday To Toni Morrison!

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Toni Morrison turned 85-years-old today and Morrison is clearly a part black history and literary history. She’s the living embodiment of what many writers strive for. When it came to her book, The Bluest Eye, Morrison said she wrote it because it was what she...

Google Honors Dorothy Height On 102nd Birthday

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Today’s Google Doodle is in celebration of Dorothy Height’s birthday.  Height, who is often referred to as the “godmother of the civil rights movement” by President Obama, was pivotal in bridging the gap between feminism and civil rights.  Height  helped organize Dr. King’s March on...

Happy 50th Birthday To Michelle Obama!

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  Michelle Obama is celebrating the big 5-0 today and she says she’s never felt more confident in her life.  I mean, when you describe yourself as “50 and fabulous,” would you expect anything else? No details have been released about how she plans on celebrating...

Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson!

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Today would have been Michael Jackson’s 55th birthday. Even though Michael Jackson died four years ago at the age of 50, social media and news outlets have been celebrating the King of Pop’s life. Below is a montage of some of his most popular videos,...

Happy 52nd Birthday, President Obama

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America’s 44th president turned 52 this past Sunday. President Barack Obama spent “part of the day at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland after playing golf yesterday with friends from his Hawaii and Chicago days.” He also received birthday well wishes from his wife,...