Afro History Today in Afro History ! Janelle Commissiong becomes first Afro Miss Universe in 1977 ! written by Marc Alexander July 16, 2019 Cristal Montanez Miss Venezuela & Janelle Commissiong Miss Universe in Colombia Raising Funds Cancer Association (3) (Photo credit: Cristal Montanez Venezuela) View image | gettyimages.com Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Matthew A. Henson served as navigator to a small group of explorers that were the first to reach the North Pole in 1909 !Today in Afro History ! MLB Hall of Famer, Lou Brock has his 700th career stolen base in 1974 !Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American male to win the U.S Open in 1968 !Today in Afro History ! Jamaican Sprinter, Asafa Powell breaks 100m world record with a time of 9.77 seconds in 2005 !Today in Afro History ! Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe passes away in 1993.Today in Afro History ! Dorothy Dandridge passes away in 1965. Today in Afro History ! Janelle Commissiong becomes first Afro Miss Universe in 1977 ! was last modified: June 30th, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Jounalist, Ida B. Wells ! NFL legend, Barry Sanders ! Activist/BPP Member/BLA Member, Assata Shakur ! NBA player, Zach Randolph ! Actress, Rain Pryor ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actress, Diahann Carroll ! NBA player/Harlem Globe Trotter, Cornelius “Connie” Hawkins ! Singer, Regina Belle ! Singer, Phoebe Snow ! You may also like Los Angeles County Drops Rap Videos on... May 11, 2018 Cedric The Entertainer Gets Star On Hollywood... July 19, 2018 LOOKING FOR PRODUCER HIP HOP/POP/R&B November 21, 2017 Woman rushed to ER with brown recluse... July 6, 2018 Dramatic difference in bike helmet protection July 5, 2018 Asian hip hop: an homage to a... May 28, 2018 Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds To Perform At BergenPAC December 7, 2017 Post Malone and Nicki Minaj Spoil Each... April 30, 2018 There is no such thing as bad... April 6, 2018 TuneGO® Inc. Official Showcase Presenter at SXSW... March 12, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.