Learn Black History. Teach Black History. Create Black History Learn Black History. Teach Black History. Create Black History Learn Black History. Teach Black History. Create Black History Fill their minds with more than gossip & negative stereotypes - Educate and Inspire them with the priceless gift of knowledge and awareness of their potential A mind is a terrible thing to waste!”— Arthur Fletcher - former head of the United Negro College fundBOSTON, MA, USA, January 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- BlackFacts.com, the Internet’s longest running data-driven website on the historical and cultural contributions of people of color, is launching a new membership offering. In the words of of the late Arthur Fletcher - former head of the United Negro College fund, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste!” This Holiday Season and in the months leading up to Black History Month, BlackFacts.com is inviting our community to help educate and inform our youth and students … [Read more...] about Give the Gift of Black History & Cultural achievement to your children / students with a BlackFacts.com Gift Membership!
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File photo: Nintendo Creative Fellow Shigeru Miyamoto stands next to the Super Mario character during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016. (REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo) The man who inspired the iconic Nintendo character Super Mario has died aged 84. Mario Seagle was an Italian-American property developer from the US state of Washington. He leased a warehouse to Nintendo of America in the 1980s and the company decided to name the star of their video game after him. CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MORE One story suggests he stormed into Nintendo's offices one day demanding a late rent payment and he was added to the Donkey Kong game as a way to appease him. Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo's famed game designer, had wanted proper names for the character and at the time was calling him Jumpman. Seagle was intensively private about being the inspiration behind the character over fears it could damage the reputation of his businesses. In 1993 he was … [Read more...] about Man who inspired ‘Super Mario’ dead at 84
Entertainment & Arts By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter 31 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45373609 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin is taking place in Detroit, two … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin’s funeral in quotes
Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 1:16 p.m. UTC Aug 30, 2018 When a panel of 179 music experts chose "The Greatest Singers of All Time" for Rolling Stone in 2008, Aretha Franklin — who died of pancreatic cancer on August 16 at the age of 76 — took first place, ahead of greats like Ray Charles and Elvis Presley. It was but one of the many honors this musical force of nature earned in the course of her 60-plus-year career. In 1987, she was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She was nominated for 44 Grammys and won 18 of them, including the 1994 Lifetime Achievement Award. She had 15 gold records. Between 1961 and 1998, 47 of her songs reached No. 50 or higher on the Billboard charts — including nine in the top five. In 2005, President George W. Bush bestowed on her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Born in Memphis in 1942, Franklin was … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin quotes: The Queen of Soul in her own words
Honoring the Queen of Soul, who died on Thursday. Nina Zipkin Published 10:45 am CDT, Thursday, August 16, 2018 Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris | Getty Images 8 Inspiring Quotes From Legendary Singer Aretha Franklin 1 / 1 Back to Gallery You may not know it, but Aretha Franklin wasn’t the first to record her indelible song “Respect.” Otis Redding, a remarkable talent in his own right, got first crack at it. But when he heard Aretha’s take, he famously said, “I just lost my song.” Throughout her illustrious career, the Queen of Soul has racked up the music industry’s highest honors, winning 18 Grammy’s as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Legend Awards, and in 1987 was the first … [Read more...] about 8 Inspiring Quotes From Legendary Singer Aretha Franklin