By Jeffrey Beall
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Activist/Journalist, Marcus Garvey ! NFL player, Atwaan Randle El ! NBA player, Rudy Gay !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Olympic Champion, LaShawn Merritt ! Poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar ! NFL player, Julius Thomas ! NFL player, Bobby Wagner !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Richard Roundtree ! NFL player, O.J. Simpson ! Singer/Songwriter/Actor, Jester Hairston ! Singer, Debbie Sledge ! Singer/Actress Kiely Williams !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! U.S. Senator, Carol Mosely Braun ! Actress, Angela Bassett ! Actor, Reginald VelJohnson ! Author/Journalist, Louis Lomax ! Singer, James “JT” Taylor !
- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Musician, Delfeayo Marsalis ! Boxer, Adrien Broner ! NFL player, Dexter Jackson ! MLB player, Vida Blue ! Football player/Actor, John David Washington !
Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Blues Singer, Bobby “Blue” Bland ! Actor, John Witherspoon ! Actor, Roy Fegan ! NFL player, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson ! NFL player, Stevan Ridley ! was last modified: December 31st, 2017 by Marc Alexander