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The first… March 6, 2009

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It’s Women’s History Month so just wanted to share…

The sisters on Flights 5202 and 5106 (a jet owned by Atlantic Southeast Airlines) have proven that African-American women can do anything if just given a fair opportunity.
 
They made history on Thursday, February 12, 2009 as the first all African American female crew.  They operated flight 5202 from Atlanta to Nashville and flight 5106 from Nashville back to Atlanta.
 
The crew included Captian Rachelle Jones, First Offier Stephanie Grant, and flight attendants Robin Rogers and Diana Galloway!

Today In Black History: Feb. 29 – Hattie McDaniel February 28, 2009

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Note: It’s not a leap year this year, but this is too important not to post.

1940 – Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to be nominated and win the Academy Award (Oscar).  McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress for her role as “Mammy” in 1939 film “Gone With the Wind.”

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Today In Black History: Feb. 27 – 15th Admendment February 27, 2009

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1869 – Congress adopted the 15th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, making it illegal for the U.S. or any single government to deny the right to vote “on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude.”

Xtra Xtra: Malcolm X Quotes February 25, 2009

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Here are some Malcolm X quotes on various subjects.malcolmx2

Education

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

Self Defense

“It doesn’t mean that I advocate violence, but at the same time, I am not against using violence in self-defense.  I don’t call it violence when it’s self-defense.  I call it intelligence.”

Freedom

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”

Politics

“A new world order is in the making, and it is up to us to prepare ourselves that we may take our rightful place in it.”

Songs for Black History Month (part 3) February 23, 2009

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Here is the finally set.  Also see part 1 and part 2.

Princely Players – Steal Away

Marivs Staples – Eyes On the Prize

Boys Choir of Harlem – Heroes

Tony Toni Toné – Stand

KRS-One – Ay Yeah