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Today in women’s history: Queen Latifah’s birthday

Dana Elaine Owens was born on this March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey.

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Today in women’s history: "A Raisin in the Sun" opens in 1959

The Lorraine Hansberry drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opened at New York City's Ethel Barrymore Theater on March 11, 1959.

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Today in African American history: Happy birthday, Fats Domino!

World-renowned performer Antoine "Fats" Domino was born on this date in New Orleans in 1928. 

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Selma: The real winner of every Oscar in sight

The crowd at the Academy Award ceremony stood and cheered. Somebody said that Selma stole the show. How true.

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Lead Belly discography released

Did he really sing his way out of Southern prisons twice? Did he really travel and sing with the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson?

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Today in African American history: A double birthday

Sir Sidney Poitier, Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE), was born in Miami, Fla., on February 20, 1927, of Bahamian parentage.

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Today in African American history: Dr. Dre turns 50

Dr. Dre, record producer and Grammy-winning rapper, born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, Calif., in 1965, turns 50 today.

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Today in African American history: Opera soprano Leontyne Price

Leontyne Price's recordings earned her numerous honors, including more than a dozen Grammy Awards.

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“Selma” will inspire you

A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery.

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Hope is the root of activism

Activism like that takes courage and wisdom. It emerges out of deep places in the human spirit, the interior felt-life experience expressed by the arts and also by religion.

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