On Feb. 28, 1984, Michael Jackson won an astounding eight GRAMMY Awards for his best-selling album Thriller.
On Feb. 22, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first-ever Hip-Hop/Rap GRAMMY.
On Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.
On Feb. 17, Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was born in Monroe, La. and Michael Jordan was born in New York.
On Feb. 16, 1972, Wilt Chamberlain made history becoming the first NBA player to score 30,000 points
On Feb. 15, 1978, Leon Spinks defeated Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight boxing championship, which became the biggest upset in boxing history.
On Feb. 13, 1920, Rube Foster founded the Negro Baseball League.
On Feb. 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from a South African prison after 27 years.
On April 14, WPGC celebrated the freeing of slaves in Washington, DC with the DC Emancipation Day 150th Anniversary Great Debate. The debate was [photogallerylink id=54536]moderated by BET News’ TJ Holmes. WPGC’s Guy Lambert was there […]
All month long in February, we’re celebrating Black History Month! [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Josephine Baker[/lastfm] was an American dancer/singer/actress who found immense, and sometimes scandalous, notoriety after she became a French expatriate. But it wasn’t all for […]