Under Pressure….It isn’t easy being a Rays player

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Tropicana Field located in St. Petersburg, Florida is home to our own Tampa Bay Rays!!

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Our starting lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays: Ji-Man Choi, Kevin Kiermaier, Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe, Daniel Robertson, Tommy Pham, Guillermo Heredio and Austin Meadows

Pitcher Tyler Glassman was 4-0 until last night when he was pulled from game 22 against Boston Red Sox after pitching his limit.  It was devastating to the Tampa fans that we would pull our best pitcher out after losing 3 consecutive games in a row. This game was lost by 1 point.

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Catchers Mike Zinino and Fernando Perez:

AL East Standings: W/L

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  3. Blue Jays  10/12blue jays logo
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22 games so far and these are the results…..Tampa Bay Rays versus…..

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Black History Legends……Day 28

Richard Overton

(May 11, 1906-December 27, 2018)

Oldest living African-American man and World War 2 Veteran

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Technician fifth grade rank and stationed at unit 1887th Engineer Aviation Battalion

Born in Bastrop County, Texas.  He received many awards and honors for his years of service between 1940-1945.

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Pictured above: Overton was greeted by Barack Obama on Veterans Day in 2013 at his nursing home where he resided until his death from complications of pneumonia. He was honored on May 2016, after the death of Frank Levingston, as the supercentenarian.

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Pictured above: Richard was honored when they changed the name of his home street to his name.

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Pictured above: Overton built this home in 1945 in Austin Texas and lived there after he returned from the War.

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Pictured above: Final resting place for Richard and his wife Wilma Overton at the Texas State Cemetery.

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Pictured above: A happy Richard who says that “Cigars, whiskey and living life is the key to his longevity.” Richard Arvin Overton

 

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Black History in the Making….Day 25

Tia Norfleet

(May 1, 1986-

NASCAR’s first African-American professional women driver from Norfolk, Virginia.

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Pictured above: Tia Norfleet, the first African-American licensed race car driver.

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Pictured above: Tia and her famous dad, Bobby Norfleet, who’s retired now, taught her everything she knows.  He has raced motorcycles, drag cars and stock cars.
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Pictured above: Bobby Norfleet and Tia Norfleet with Jesse Jackson.

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Pictured above: Some of the many magazine featuring Tia Norfleet.  Check them out!!

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Black History in the Making….Day 24

(November 7, 1950-

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Pictured above: She was the born in Lansing, Michigan to parents Golden and Clinton Canady along with her younger brother.  Her mother was and educator and her father was a dentist. 

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Pictured above: Alexa Canady was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Pictured above: She was named Teacher of the Year in 1984 by the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

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Pictured above: She received the Candace Award in 1986 from the National Coalition of 100 Black women for her excellence. Visit their website to find out more about this organization.
*She has 3 honorary degrees and is also a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the American College of Neurosurgery.

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Black History Legends…..Day 23

Richard Theodore Greener

(January 30, 1844-May 2, 1922)

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Pictured above: He was the first African-American graduate of Harvard College (Harvard University School of Law in 1907.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1870.

 

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Pictured above: Harvard College founded in 1817 and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Pictured above: The first degree issued to an African-American in the late 1800’s. He received 2 honorary doctorates of Law from Monrovia College in Libya 1882. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in 1870 and honorary awards for his excellence throughout the years.

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Pictured above: On February 21, 2018, South Caroline unveiled the honorary statue in memory of the first African-American graduate of Harvard College, Richard Theodore Greener. He is responsible for Full-time endowed scholarship of 1865, which in his name is given to exceptional students. 

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Pictured above: Richard T. Greener married Genevieve Ida Fleet in September of 1874 and they had 6 children.  Belle da Costa Greene was one of their children born December 13, 1883, who graduated from Harvard University. was a librarian to J. P. Morgan and continued after his death in 1813 with his son Jack Morgan.  She died May 10, 1950. Memoir written about Greene available on Amazon.

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Pictured above: Richard and his wife were separated but never divorcedBuried in Graceland Cemetery, Richard died in his home of natural causes in 1922 in Chicago where he lived with his common law Japanese wife.  They had 3 children together.

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Pictured above: Books available on Amazon written by author Richard Greener.

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Pictured above: Barack Obama, our African-American president elected to the United States, graduate of 1991. Imelme Umana was the first women elected to the Harvard Law of Review. Michelle Obama, first lady to Barack Obama graduated in 1988 and Patricia A. King, a professor from Georgetown was elected as the first African-American to serve on the Harvard Corporation in 2006.

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Black History Legends….Day 22

Lonnie Johnson

(October 6, 1949-

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Pictured above: Lonnie Johnson-The creator of one of the most fun things to play with in the summertime to cool-off….introducing…

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Super Soaker!!!  Greatest toy invented by Johnson that shoots water for fun and play!!

 

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Pictured above: His ideal for the Super Soaker originated in the U.S. Air Force.  The Super Soaker to date is the best selling item in the toys product line and continues to make billions since its release in 1990’s.  It was reported that he received 73 million in back royalties for his product after being underpaid for many years for his Nerf products.  He holds more than 120 patents to date and is married with 4 children in Atlanta Georgia.

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Black History Legends….Day 21

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“I’d rather make 700$ a week playing a maid, then 7$ a week being a maid.” Hattie D.

Hattie McDaniel 

(June 10, 1895- October 26, 1952)

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Pictured above: Hattie McDaniel well-known as being the fist African-American to win an Academy Award/Oscar for her role in “Gone With The Wind” alongside side her co-stars Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable.  During that time, the award ceremonies were still segregated and she was not allowed to sit with the white audience as she was the only African-American in the room.  

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  Although she won an award for her performance, the African-American community was not happy with the fact that they were be portrayed to be servants and maids by white filmmakers…which at that time was all that was available for the AA community.  By the 1890’s, her career was over and she had to find different kind of work so she took over hosting a radio show previously hosted by a white man called “The Beulah.”  She also made guest appearances on many other radio shows.

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Pictured above: Her role in “Gone With the Wind” and other memorable movies with Shirley Temple.

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Pictured above: James Lloyd Crawford and Hattie McDaniel married in 1941.  He was the 3rd husband of 4 that she had.  Two of them were deceased and she divorced him and her last husband. She had no kids.Related image
Pictured above: In 2006, Hattie McDaniel was honored with her own postage stamp.

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Pictured above: The final resting place for Hattie McDaniel at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetary.  She was born to Henry and Susan McDaniel as the 13th child in Wichita Kansas, she died in 1952 after her battle with breast cancer.  She opened up the gates for many African-Americans to portray more roles in movies because of her association with NAACP.  Book below available on Amazon.

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Black History Legends…..Day 17

Dr. Joseph N. Jackson

(December 25, 1913-July 29, 2009) 95 years old

U.S. Army Retired Non-Commission Officer and inventor of “The Wireless Clicker”

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Pictured above: The next time you are watching television, remember this guy, he made the television more enjoyable.  He invented the remote control. He holds 6 patents in the area of telecommunications and has copyrights, trademarks and pending patents in the area of aircraft security and tracking systems.

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Pictured above:  Remembering the changes that remote controls have gone through over the years.

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Pictured above: The days before the remote control…..

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Pictured above: Being honored for his inventions to this day.  He was the 4th of 8 children to Ernest and Octavia Jackson.  He received his degree in Business Administration at Columbia College, Columbia MO.  He owned and operated a radio and television repair shop for 7 years in North Caroline.  He received a Doctorate in Applied Science and Technology in Glendale University, Sante Fe NM.   He invented the V-chip which blocks inappropriate content for children and in 1993 founded “Protel-on Inc Market and Distributes.  His inventions are currently being used today.

The next time you are watching the “Big Game”on television remember who made it possible for you to stay on the couch with a pause, rewind and fast-forward. Thank you for reading…stay tuned for more history tomorrow.

 

Black History Legends….Day 16

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee 

( June 1, 1942-

1st African-American physician to become a medical school dean in 1993.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee with her well known sister Diana Ross.  They grew up in Detroit and Barbara earned degrees in Biology and Chemistry in 1965.

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Pictured above:  Lee earned the position as Dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 until 2001.

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Pictured above: Lee, the vice president of Health Science and Medical Affairs at New York Institute of Technology then later in 2002 became the dean of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Pictured Above: Barbara received many award and honors such as Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame (1998), Fellow, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Member, Trilateral International Medical Workforce Group, Member, NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health Member, DHHS Advisory Committee on Rural Health, Distinguished Public Service Award, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Honorary Doctorate of Science, New York Institute of Technology.

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Pictured above: Barbara Ross-Lee, her sister Diana Ross and her niece Traci Ellis Ross.

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Black History Legends….Day 15

Marsai Martin

( August 14, 2004-

American actress, singer and executive producer at 14 years old

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Pictured above: Marsai Martin gracing the red carpet at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

 

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Pictured above: Her family on television from the T.V. comedy Black-ish, where she is one of the youngest children with Mom played by Traci Ellis Ross and Dad played by Anthony Anderson also staring Laurence Fishburne.
Pictured above: Marsai Martin first movie “Little” written and starred by her alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae in theaters April 12, 2019

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Pictured above: The youngest executive producer in Hollywood Marsai Martin with her first movie “Little” inspired by her love for the movie “Big” starring Tom Hanks.

Pictured above: Movies that Marsai Martin has starred in such as Melody 1963, Lemonade Mafia, and Nina and Fun Mom Dinner.

Hope you enjoyed reading about Marsai Martin.  She is an up and coming star who has a movie out in April called “Little” go see it…it will be hilarious!! Stay tuned for more on Black History tomorrow. Thank you to all my readers.