Browsing: February 29

A Brief History On February 29, 1940, for her portrayal of Mammy in the classic motion picture, Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award, better known as an Oscar.  On the last day of February, the month we celebrate as “Black history Month,” we take the time to honor some famous and well loved fictional African American characters.  We have previously featured many real great African Americans, but today we take the time to recognize how even fictional characters can present people in a positive light, even as an example for…

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A Brief History On this date, February 29, 1992, American Idol Season 13 finalist Majesty Rose was born.  She is one of many great African-American female singers! Digging Deeper Hailing from Goldsboro, North Carolina, Rose auditioned in Atlanta, where she sang Coldplay’s “Violet Hill”.  Prior to auditioning, she was a pre-school teacher and she graduated in Eastern Wayne High School on 2011.  In Hollywood, she performed “1234” and “Stars”.   She was ultimately eliminated on March 27, 2014, and came in ninth place. Of course, she is but one example of the many great African-American female singers in history.  Three African-American women…

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