Afro History Today in Afro History ! Janelle Commissiong becomes first Afro Miss Universe in 1977 ! written by Marc Alexander July 16, 2020 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: July 5th, 2020 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 LeBron-KD rivalry still one-sided, but the sides... June 7, 2018 The 10 Best American Remixes of Nigerian... April 4, 2018 UPDATE: Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion's shooting... June 21, 2018 Xscape Is Being Honored In a Pretty... May 14, 2018 White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says... July 25, 2018 Brand pirates plague Jamaican coffee May 17, 2015 Multi-Platinum R&B Singer Chris Brown Announces HEARTBREAK... March 27, 2018 Browns could be dangerous at WR …... April 13, 2018 A tiny oral history: Inside LeBron’s season-saving... April 27, 2018 Katchafire Performing at Mateel July 22nd April 25, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.