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Muhammad Ali

I have a confession to make. If you’ve been following our efforts here on INFOtainment News, you’ll know that this, Black History Month Spotlight, is a new series for us. We’ve done the extremely popular Personality Profile series and had great success from a readership and sharing perspective. But this is different. Not only do I feel a personal obligation to do my part for Blac...

Oprah Winfrey

Black History Month – Day 8 Spotlight: Oprah Winfrey Here is a very complex individual – it’s extremely challenging to consolidated the life works, thus far, of someone like Oprah Winfrey. Born on January 29, 1954 Oprah is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated...

Chris Rock

Black History Month – Day 7 Spotlight: Chris Rock We wish Chris Rock a Happy Birthday on this 7th day of February. You know him as the wildly popular comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. But not everyone realized that he’s received a few other impressive accolades – In the US, he was voted as the 5th greatest stand-up comedian of all time by C...

Arthur Ashe

Black History Month – Day 6 Spotlight: Arthur Ashe Arthur Ashe – my real life cousin ! But that’s not the reason he’s our spotlight, he’s here, on this day because it’s the anniversary of his death and if you don’t know his inspirational story – you gotta read on… Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was a professional ten...

Mike Tomlin

Black History Month – Day 5 Spotlight: Mike Tomlin Disclaimer: I’m cheering for the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV (that has a little to do with why Tomlin is our spotlight today). Background Mike Tomlin was born March 15, 1972 and is the current head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tomlin is the third youngest head coach in any of the four major North American professional sports. He i...

Rosa Parks

Black History Month – Day 4 Spotlight: Rosa Parks It’s quite fitting to have Ms. Parks as the spotlight on this day since – today is her birthday. Background Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called “the first lady of civil rights”, and “the mother of the f...

Nelson Mandela

Black History Month – Day 3 Spotlight: Nelson Mandela – release from prison Who Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born 18 July 1918 and served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe...

Black History Month – Day 2 Spotlight: Blogging While Brown Blogging While Brown is an international conference for, by, and about Bloggers of Color and the readers who love and comment on them. The purpose of the event is to give Bloggers of Color an opportunity to meet each other for the first time, discuss current issues affecting Bloggers of Color, and learn about the latest technology t...

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