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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Nancy Wilson's Birthday
Nancy Wilson's Birthday
Nancy Wilson (born February 20, 1937) born to Olden Wilson (iron foundry worker) and Lillian Ryan (domestic worker) in Chillicothe, Ohio. Nancy is an American singer with more than 70 albums, and three Grammy Awards. She has been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a "consummate actress"; and "the complete entertainer." The title she prefers, however, is song stylist. She has received many nicknames including "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby", "Fancy Miss Nancy" and "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice".
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley
Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, ten miles outside of Birmingham) is a former American professional basketball player. Nicknamed "Sir Charles" and "The Round Mound of Rebound", Barkley established himself as one of the National Basketball Association's (NBA's) most dominating power forwards. He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. He retired from pro ball and is a frequent commentator on many sports shows. Barkley has supported gay rights, written books and even expressed political aspirations.
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Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Rihanna
Rihanna
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados), known simply as Rihanna, is a recording artist. Rihanna has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including five Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards and 18 Billboard Music Awards. Billboard named Rihanna the Digital Songs Artist of the 2000s decade, and ranked her as the 17th Artist of the same decade.
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Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Nina Simone
Nina Simone
Eunice Kathleen Waymon (21 February 1933 21 April 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was an American singer-songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, r&b, gospel, and pop. Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on 21st February 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, USA, one of eight children.
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Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Claude Brown
Claude Brown
Claude Brown (February 23, 1937 - February 2, 2002) is the author of the critically acclaimed book Manchild in the Promised Land, published in 1965, which told the story of his coming of age during the 1940-50s in Harlem. He also published Children of Ham (1976).
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Friday, February 23rd, 2018

W. E. B. DuBois
W. E. B. DuBois
William Edward Burghardt DuBois (February 23, 1868 - August 27, 1963) was a writer, historian, leader and one of the founders of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). DuBois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He was a gifted student who became a reporter for the New York Globe when he was 15 years old. He later attended Fisk University, then transferred to Harvard University; he was the first black to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University. DuBois became a teacher and later studied the state of black people in the USA and around the world; he wrote many books.
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Monday, February 26th, 2018

Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winning R&B/neo-soul artist whose work crosses over into jazz. She is best known for her singles You Got Me, her collaboration with The Roots, as well as her own songs Tyrone, Love Of My Life, On & On, Bag Lady, The Healer, Honey and Soldier. Her lyrics are highly personal urban philosophy which throw emotional challenges in the face of the listener. She weaves unusual musical influences together creating a rich texture of sound.
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Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Barbara Acklin
Barbara Acklin
Barbara Jean Acklin (February 28, 1943 November 27, 1998) was a soul singer and songwriter making a huge mark in the 1960s and 1970s. She is best know for big her hit song -Love Makes a Woman- in 1968. But you may not know that she co-wrote -Have You Seen Her- with Eugene Record, lead singer of the Chi-Lites.
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