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The Queen of Soul celebrated her 72nd birthday in New York City over the weekend. Roland Martin and “NewsOne Now” were on hand to capture some…

Malcolm X  May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African AMerican Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers, he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans. Detractors accused him of preaching […]

Today, April 6, Billy Dee Williams turns 76 years-old. Mr. Williams is best known for portraying smooth dishonest, Lando Calrissian in two “Star Wars” movies.  He’s an actor, artist, singer and writer.  Williams was born in New York City, New York, the son of Loretta Anne, a West-Indian born elevator operator. He first appeared on […]

Admired poet and author Maya Angelou celebrates 85 candles today, and her influence continues to impact others around the nation. She has produced six autobiographies,five books of essays, and several plays and volumes of poetry. Angelou has written about her past dealing with sexual abuse as a prostitute, as well as being a Civil Rights Movement coordinator […]

Happy Birthday Gregory Hines, Today the smooth world renowned tap dancer would’ve of been 69 years old . Hines was engaged before his passing and he left behind three kids, daughter Daria, son Zach, and stepdaughter Jessica. His legacy still lives on through the lives of many people who looked up to him as an actor/dancer, including […]

Former NFL player Michael Strahan is turning 40 today. Strahan is a former defensive end for the New York Giants. Strahan played his entire career with the Giants, and in his final year before retirement won a Super Bowl. Michael is now a media personality. He can be seen on Fox NFL Sunday as a football analyst. He is now […]

Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture for over 25 years. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her […]

Stevie Wonder was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1950 on May 13th. Owing to his being born six weeks premature, the blood vessels at the back of his eyes had not yet reached the front and their aborted growth caused the retinas to detach. When Stevie Wonder was four, his mother left his father and moved herself and her […]