Beyoncé Giselle Knowles is an American R&B and pop singer, actress, and chief songwriter, and producer in the group Destiny’s Child. Knowles is usually referred to by her first name only, Beyoncé, which is now her stage name, but has come to be called Beyoncé Knowles by many in theRead More →

Twenty-Second President. Born: March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey. Died: June 24, 1908 in his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Married to Frances Folsom Cleveland. The First Democrat elected after the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a secondRead More →

Eighteenth President. Born: April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Died: July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor, New York. Married to Julia Dent Grant. Late in the administration of Andrew Johnson, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant quarreled with the President and aligned himself with the Radical Republicans. He was, as theRead More →

Ninth President. Born: February 9, 1773 in Charles City County, Virginia. Died: April 4, 1841. He was the first president to die in office. Married to Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison. “Give him a barrel of hard cider and settle a pension of two thousand a year on him, and myRead More →

Bob Dylan is a highly influential American songwriter, musician, and poet. Much of Dylan’s best known work is from the 1960s, when he became a documentarian and reluctant figurehead of American unrest. Many involved in the civil rights movement found an anthem in his song “Blowin’ In The Wind”. MillionsRead More →

Fifth President. Born: April 28th, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Died: July 4, 1831 in New York, New York. Married to Elizabeth Kortright Monroe. On New Year’s Day, 1825, at the last of his annual White House receptions, President James Monroe made a pleasing impression upon a Virginia lady whoRead More →

Eleventh President. Born: November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Died: June 15, 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee. Married to Sarah Childress Polk. Often referred to as the first “dark horse” President, James K. Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the lastRead More →

Willard Christopher Smith II is an African American actor and rapper. He is one of few people who has enjoyed success in the three major entertainment media in the United States: movies, television, and the music industry. Smith was born and raised in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, theRead More →

Thirty-Seventh President. Born: January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. Died: April 22, 1994 in New York. Married to Patricia Ryan Nixon. Reconciliation was the first goal set by President Richard M. Nixon. The Nation was painfully divided, with turbulence in the cities and war overseas. During his Presidency, NixonRead More →

Malcolm X was a spokesman for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X was the founder of both the Muslim Mosque, Inc. and the Organization of Afro-American Unity. During his life, Malcolm went from being a street-wise Boston hoodlum to one of the most prominent black nationalist leaders born in theRead More →

Jay-Z is a rap/hip hop performer and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Early career. Originally from the Marcy Projects in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, Carter’s father abandoned the family when he was a young child andRead More →

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’tRead More →

Nineteenth President. Born: October 4, 1822 in Delaware, Ohio. Died: January 17, 1893 in Fremont, Ohio. Married to Lucy Ware Webb Hayes. Beneficiary of the most fiercely disputed election in American history, Rutherford B. Hayes brought to the Executive Mansion dignity, honesty, and moderate reform. To the delight of theRead More →

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