Barbara Jordan was born February 21, 1936 and sadly departed her life on January 17, 1996.
We celebrate all of her accomplishments and thank her for leading a brighter future for African Americans today!
Ms. Jordan was the first African American elected as a Texas state senate after Reconstruction. She was also the first black woman from the south to be elected to serve as a State Representative.
She was an American politician and leader in the civil rights movement.
Amongst her many accomplishment. she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
She lead the way for black people to have a voice in politics , thank you Barbara Jordan!
Stamp collectors everywhere … We have something historical for you!
With Black History month just around the corner, the US postal Service will pay tribute to the late Rosa Parks.
I adore Janet Jackson! Growing up it’s always been an inside joke in my family that I am Janet Jackson’s secret love child. I’ve always admired her beauty and talent, and the fact that she still appears to be very humble!
Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16.1966, she is the youngest of the famous Jackson kids. Continue reading
Singer, Mariah Carey undeniably has one of the most amazing voices of our time.
Mariah Carey in Long Island to New York to an Irish mother and Venezuelan/African father. As a child Mariah often did not fit in and was harassed because of her look. To comfort herself Mariah began to sing, under the teaching of her mother was a trained Opera singer.
Aretha Franklin was born in 1942, in Memphis ,TN! At an early age it was clear the Aretha had a voice, she began singing in her church choir and touring with gospel greats like Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke! But life was not great for Aretha. At the age of 15 she became a mother and then had another child at 17. But motherhood did not stop Aretha Franklin from pursuing her dreams! Continue reading
Russell Simmons is the ideal candidate for anyone’s inspiration. Not only is he SUPER RICH, but he is the co-founder of Def Jam Records, which is the birthplace of so many rap pioneer’s careers. At a time when hip-hop was virtually unknown, he had the courage, knowledge, and ingenuity to put together the seeds that would eventually turn into an entire forest.
Supermodel and actress Beverly Johnson was born in 1952, in Buffalo, New York. At the age of 22, in 1974, Beverly Johnson made history, becoming the 1st African American to cover American Vogue, the next year she continued to make history and became the 1st African American to be on the cover of French Elle.
The SUPERGORGE , Vanessa Williams was born March 18, 1963. At the age of 20, Vanessa became the 1st African American to be crowned , Miss America,in 1983. She later had her crown taken away from her, due to nude photos being released that she had done prior to being crowned.