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 (March29, 1925 – July 22,1975)   Emlen Lewis “The Gremlin”Tunnell ,   was signed by the New York Giants as Assistant Coach   on May 1,1963 – the first Black to serve in this position   in the NFL.     TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.

(January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926)   Bessie Coleman,   was the first licensed Black aviator, was killed in an airplane accident on April 30,1926.     TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.  

  Via: Foxbaltimore.com Washington television station WRC reports  that Howard was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Sunday outside a College Park restaurant. University of Maryland Police say Howard was not involved in the fight, but was shouting nearby. The California native missed the last month of the season after suffering a knee injury in February. Click […]

Via: Foxbaltimore.com The Daily Times reports that Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton has proposed raising the property tax rate to 1.5 cents. It hasn’t changed in four years and the city’s tax base has decreased by $221 million. The Wicomico County Council has raised the income tax rate from 3.1 to 3.2 percent. It takes effect […]

(April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006)   Coretta Scott King,   activist and wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,was born in Marion, AL, on April 27,1927.   TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.          

Via: Foxbaltimore.com The Centers for Disease Control says two of three family members who died from a respiratory illness earlier this year in Calvert County were infected with an antibiotic resistant bacterial strain. The CDC says in its weekly report that the two were infected with methicillin-resistant staph, or MRSA, and all three had the […]

Via: Foxbaltimore.com Washington County is offering an unidentified company $100,000 to establish a local operation. The Hagerstown Herald-Mail reported Friday that the incentive was disclosed in an annual report of expenditures from local hotel-motel tax receipts. The funds are listed as having been committed but not yet spent. Click here for more

(1886 – 1939)   Gertrude “Ma” Rainey,   Known as “Mother of the Blues,” was born in   Columbus,GA, on April 26,1886. Among others, Rainey   recorded with Louis Armstrong.     TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.

(April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996)   Ella Fitzgerald,   Famed jazz singer known for her “skat” style of signing,   was born in Newport News, VA, on April 25, 1918.     TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY.      

(April 1, 1854 – July 9, 1897)   Augustus Tolton,   was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in Rome and then assigned to America on   April 24, 1886. Tolton is considered by some to be the first Black Priest since both   James and Patrick Healy had a white father and mulatto mother.   […]