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30:1966

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Article: The First Kwanzaa

Author: Unknown
Website/ Link: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-kwanzaa
Summary of Article:
This article describes a very historic day in the eyes of African Americans in the eyes of African American that live in Canada and the United States. The first day of the first ever Kwanzaa was celebrated in Los Angeles, California. Maulana Karenga was the planner in this event. He is the chairmen of African American studies at Long Beach University. The reasoning for planning this holiday and event was basked off a horrific incident the year prior. In 1965, s riot broke out killing and injuring many people. It also did $40 million worth of damage done. After this event, an African American activist took charge.
The creator, Dr. Karenga used different aspects of African Harvest festivals. He mainly used different aspects of the Ashanti and Zulu tribe values. There are seven days of Kwanzaa to represent the seven different values. These values include unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, economic cooperation, purpose, creativity, and faith. Within the celebration of Kwanzaa, there is a feast held on New Years Eve. Mi
llion celebrate this holiday across Canada and the United States because of this day.

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Song: Darling Forever
Artist: The Marvelettes
Genre: R& B / Blues
Year created: 1961
Why I like this song:
I never heard of this song until my grandmother told me about it. She said it was one her favorite songs of the 60s. I think it is a very sweet song with a classic beat. Many artist made music such as this back in the 60s. It was a part of their lifestyle. Personally, I love the old-time feel of this song. Its one of the only songs from this time period that I enjoy. With my grandmother being of African American descent I understand how it can affect a person as such as it did. She said that was all people such as her listened to. They used to sit on their step and listen to the music through some car radios.



Lyrics:
Darling forever, forever
You can break my heart
Forever if you want to
I'll play the part of a fool
Just to be with you... forever

Darling forever, forever
You can torment me (forever)
Take my love for granted
But I'll always be (forever)
Just a fool (just a fool)
If I (just a fool), if I could be with you

I'll be your slave for the rest of my days
Love you more in so, so many ways
Just to be with you thrills me through and through

And darling forever (forever), forever (forever)
You can torment me (forever)
Take my love (forever) for granted (forever)
But I`ll always be (forever)
Just a fool (just a fool)
If I (just a fool), if I (just a fool) could be with you

Darling, forever, forever
No matter what you say or do
I always, I always


20: 1976

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Article: Letita Woods Brown ( 1915-1976) Died!
Author: Unknown
Website/Link: http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/articles/pages/4559/Brown-Letitia-Woods-1915-1976.html
Summary of Article:
This article is describing her life. Letita Woods Brown was the best faculty member at George Washington University from 1971-1976. Letita Wood Brown was born October 14, 1915 in Tuskegee , Alabama. She received a bachelors degree in 1935 from the Tuskegee Institute. Then she received a Master's degree from the Ohio State University. Lastly, she got a PH.D from Harvard University in 1966.
Between the years of 1935-1936 Letita Wood Brown was a teacher in Macon county, Alabama. Later on, she became a history professor at the Tuskegee Institute between the years of 1937-1940. She had a love for education, therefore she later became a tutor at Lemoyne- Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee. After marrying Theodore E. Brown, she became a Monash University lecturer. The second to last thing she did in education before she died was she became and worked as an consultant to the Federal Executive Institute between 1971-1973. The last thing she did in Eduction before she died was she became a History professor at George University from 2971 to her death in 1976. Because of of this, she became a member of the comitee of Landmarks on NAtional Capitals. IN 1971 she wrote " Washington in New Era". Also in 1971, she wrote " Free Negroes in the district of Columbia". After such a accomplished life, the only thing that could take her life was cancer. She died of cancer on August 3, 1976 in Washington D.C.
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Song:Sweet Thang
Artist: Chaka khan
Genre: R& B
Year created: 1975
Why I like this song:
This was my moms favorite song in 1976. She shred this song between my Dad. This was the first song they listened to together. The funny thing is that I always loved this song since I was a child.This song is special to me because it would always be on the radio when my mom and I would hang out together when I was a child.

Lyrics:
I will love you anyway
even if you can not stay
I think you are the one for me
Here is where you oughta be
i just want to satisfy you
though you're not mine I can't deny it
don't you hear me talkin' baby
love me now or I'll go crazy
wo,oooo-ho,oooo sweet thing
oh you know you're my everything
Wo,oooo-Ho,oooo sweet thing
oh you know you're my everything
(yes you are)

I wish you were my lover
but you, act so undercover
to love you child my whole life long
be it right or be it wrong
I'm only what you make me baby
don't walk away don't be so shady
don't want your mind don't want your money
these words I say they may sound funny but
wo,oooo-ho,oooo sweet thing
oh you know you're my everything
Wo,oooo-Ho,oooo sweet thing
oh you know you're my everything
(yes you are)------(yes you are)

You are my heat
you are my fire
you make me weep with strong desire
to love you child my whole life long
be it right or be it wrong
I just want to satisfy ya
though your not mine I cant deny ya
dont you hear me talking baby
love me now or I'll go crazy

Backround:Repeat Whole Verse 4x
you are my heat you are my fire
you're not mine I cant deny ya
dont you hear me talking baby
love me now or I'll go crazy


10: 1986

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Article: Howard Beach Incident (1986)
Author: Unknown
Website/Link: http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/howard-beach-incident-1986
Summary of Article:
This article is describing a completely unfair and wrong chain of events that had a better ending than beginning. There was much more racism in the 1950s through 1070s. However, there was a lot of violent attacked from bitterness in 1980s. Within the first attack, an artist died. His name was Michael Stewart. He died on a platform on a New York subway after being beaten by police officers. The nest October an elderly grandmother was murdered by police officers. Once again, she was doing nothing but minding her own business. Later on that same year, a white man seriously injured four African American teenagers. The final and most serious event happened on December 20,1980.
This horrific event took place at Howard Beach. At Howard Beach there is a large number of Jewish and Italian people. There was a lot of hatred shown towards them. However, the most hatred was shown towards a group of African Americans. In the early morning of December 20,1986, a mob of Caucasian people attacked a group of African American males who were stranded there, They were doing nothing but standing there, trying to find their own way.
A group of Caucasians stated yelling racial slurs and telling them to leave. The group of Caucasians left and then came back with baseball bats, tire irons, and tree limps. The beating began and was gruesome. When the police arrived, one of the African American men needed serious medical attention. The man was denied this attention and suffered severely. Later on he was eventually taken to the hospital. When this case went to trial, they found the Caucasian men guilty and sentenced severe prison times.
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Song:Sweet Love
Artist: Anita Baker
Genre: R& B
Year created: 1986
Why I like this song:
Similarly to every song that I like, there is a story behind it. However, this story is not my own. It belongs to my mom. When my mom was younger Anita Baker was her inspiration and her hero. She loved how Anita Baker sounded. Her voice was unique and she loved what that respresented. She was in college when this song can out. This was the time when she discovered that it was okay to be different. It has molded her into the person she is today. My mom has molded me into the person I am today. Without her being the way she is, I would have never become the person I am.

Lyrics:
With all my heart I love you baby
Stay with me and you will see
My arms will hold you, baby
Never leave, 'cause I believe

[Chorus:]
I'm in love, sweet love
Hear me calling out your name, I feel no shame
I'm in love, sweet love
Don't you ever go away, it'll always be this way

Oh, your heart has called me closer to you
I will be all that you need
Just trust in what we're feeling
Never leave 'cause baby, I believe

[Chorus]

There's no stronger love in this world
Oh, baby no, you're my man, I'm your girl
I'll never go, wait and see, can't be wrong
Don't you know this is where you belong

Oh my sweetest dream how lovely baby
Stay right here, never fear
I will be all that you need
Never leave, 'cause baby, I believe

[Chorus]