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Baseball Hall Of Famer Hank Aaron Has Passed Away At 86

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Baseball Hall Of Famer Hank Aaron Has Passed Away At 86

Another legend joins the ancestor. According to his daughter, Atlanta Braves home run king Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron passed away this morning at 86-years-old. He was one of eight children born on Feb. 5, 1934, in segregated Mobile, Alabama, to Herbert and Estella Aaron. Although his family didn't have money and couldn't buy baseball equipment, he would sharpen his skills using sticks and bottle caps. It is with great sadness we share the passing of our home run king, Hank Aaron. pic.twitter.com/ZdRuhqIaet — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 22, 2021 In an interview on his 80th birthday, he said his family's...

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Vice President Kamala Harris Sworn In by Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, Using Thurgood Marshall’s Bible

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Vice President Kamala Harris Sworn In by Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor, Using Thurgood Marshall’s Bible

It doesn’t get more historic than this! Vice President Kamala Harris has been sworn in Jan. 20th by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, using Thurgood Marshall’s bible. Harris made history Wednesday morning as the first Black woman to become Vice President of the United States of America. Amidst a tense couple of months and an ongoing global pandemic, the former U.S. Senator turned VP has continued to persevere. ABC News reported that Harris would commemorate her historic inauguration by swearing-in on a bible owned by the first Black Supreme Court justice and civil rights legend Thurgood Marshall. Justice Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court justice...

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22-Year-Old Amanda Gorman Is The Youngest Poet In History To Read At A Presidential Inauguration

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22-Year-Old Amanda Gorman Is The Youngest Poet In History To Read At A Presidential Inauguration

This is monumental. A Los Angeles poet is making history as the youngest poet to read at a Presidential inauguration, Blavity reports. 22-year-old Amanda Gorman is an accomplished poet, named the first Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles in 2014 and the first National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States in 2017. At the suggestion of soon-to-be First Lady, Jill Biden, Gorman was selected by the inaugural committee to recite a poem at the upcoming ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden. Gorman has done several tributes, but none this historic or this grand in scale. Over the course of her career, she...

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Howard University's Marching Band Is Escorting Kamala Harris At The 59th Inauguration

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Howard University's Marching Band Is Escorting Kamala Harris At The 59th Inauguration

They are showing up in style!Howard University's iconic Showtime Marching Band will be escorting alumna and Vice-President Elect, Kamala Harris, to the White House on Inauguration Day. The drumline joined with the Flashy Flag Squad and Ooh La La dancers, will perform a unique cadence for the parade as they lead Harris from 15th Street Northwest down to the White House following her swearing in ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 20.Howard University President, Wayne A. I. Frederick, said that it was an esteemed honor to be involved in the historic inauguration. "Throughout her career, the vice president-elect has carried her Howard education with...

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Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site Is Being Honored With Quarter By U.S. Mint

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Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site Is Being Honored With Quarter By U.S. Mint

A lucky coin! The Tuskegee Airmen historic site in Alabama is being honored with a new quarter by the U.S. Mint, Alabama News Center reports.  The Mint recently released the new 2021 America The Beautiful Quarter paying homage to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. The America The Beautiful Quarters Program launched in 2010 and consists of "56 quarters depicting national parks and other national sites." This quarter commemorating the Tuskegee Airmen is the final quarter of the collection.  The National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, honors the men and women who trained there during World War II. It...

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