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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.”

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

Today In Black History: Feb. 22 – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince February 22, 2009

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1989 – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince won the first rap Grammy for the hit single “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”

Today In Black History: Feb. 21 – Malcolm X February 21, 2009

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1965 – Malcolm X was assassinated at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom, 11 months after his split from Elijah Muhammad’s Nation of Islam.  Three black men were later convicted of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Today In Black History: Feb. 19 – Tuskegee Airmen February 19, 2009

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1942 – The Army Air Corp’s all African American 99th Pursuit Squadron (known as the Tuskegee Airmen), later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute.

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