By Nancy Pelosi
By Mingo Hagen
- Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is a new dad
- Today in Afro History ! Sammy Davis Jr. passes away in 1990.
- Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes first Afro American to qualify for the U.S. Davis Cup in 1963 !
- Today in Afro History ! Jackie Joyner-Kersee breaks record in the heptathlon with 7161 points in 1986 !
- Today in Afro History ! The 1967 Newark riots erupted because of police racial profiling, lack of quality education and jobs. Ended on july 17 after 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
- Today in Afro History ! Larry Holmes defeats Tim Witherspoon in Heavyweight Championship fight in 1983 !
Today in Afro History ! Speed Skater, Shani Davis becomes the first Afro athlete to win an individual gold medal in the Winter Olympics in 2006 ! was last modified: January 30th, 2019 by Marc Alexander