Tuskegee air squadron, Roscoe Brown Jr., spoke at Horne’s funeral saying:
“This wonderful, beautiful lady, Lena Horne, came to visit us. She sang, she talked with us and she made us all her boyfriends. The men took her picture and put it on our barracks, on our planes, and she became our pinup girl.”
Read more here.
“I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see why Democracy means everybody but me. ”
Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes.
Our first Black History Month photo of the day.
Happy Birthday, Kerry Washington!
Interesting fact: With William Cowan’s appointment as interim senator filling in for John Kerry, we will have two black senators at the same (damn) time. For the first time in history.
“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”
Happy Birthday, Jackie Robinson! He would have been 94, today.