Daily Archives: February 3, 2015

Nigerian-styled ‘Queens of Africa’ doll outsells Barbie

A Nigerian businessman, Taofick Okoya, created a doll which has grown so big that it now outsells the legendary Barbie dolls in Nigeria. The creation of the doll was not something he had always set out to do. He just … Continue reading

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Black History | The Norfolk 17 School Desegregation

On February 2, 1959, 17 African-American students entered six previously all-white middle and high schools in Norfolk, Virginia. These schools had been closed for five months as the result of Virginia’s massive resistance effort to avoid the desegregation mandated by … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Willie Hutch Week

William McKinley Hutchison (December 6, 1944 – September 19, 2005),[1] known professionally as Willie Hutch, was an American singer, songwriter as well as a record producer and recording artist for the Motown record label during the 1970s and 1980s. Born … Continue reading

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