Melissa Jefferson, African-American songwriter, singer, rapper and classically trained flautist, was born April 27, 1988. Lizzo revealed that the day she released her now No. 1 Billboard single “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo almost quit the music industry altogether. Her genre-defying sound is as infectious as it is joyous, often featuring messages of self love, empowerment, inclusivity and body positivity. More about Melissa Viviane Jefferson Biography and Profile.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 6, 1972, Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal is considered to be one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history. O’Neal stands at 7 feet, 1 inches tall. His shoe size is a 22. O’Neal has an estimated net worth of $400 million. O’Neal played for six teams throughout his 19-year NBA career and was announced as a nominee for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on December 21, 2015. Shaquille O’Neal Biography and Profile.
Robert F. Smith, African-American businessman, investor and philanthropist, born 1 December 1962 in Colorado to two parents with PhDs, Mr. Smith trained as an engineer at Cornell University, earning his BS in Chemical Engineering. Following his MBA from Columbia Business School with honors. On Sunday 19 May 2019 that he will wipe out student debt for the entire 2019 of 400 graduating class at Morehouse College. The gift is worth an estimated $40 million. Robert F. Smith Biography and Profile.
Catherine Pugh was born on 10 March 1950. A public servant for nearly 20 years, Catherine Pugh was first elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1999 to represent the 4th District. Her ability to negotiate, as well as her bipartisan approach to problem-solving, catapulted her into various leadership positions in the Maryland Senate, including Majority Leader. She served for one year before running for her Senate seat in 2006. Catherine Elizabeth Pugh biography and profile.
Tiger Woods, born December 30, 1975, is a professional golfer and entrepreneur. Since turning professional in 1996, Tiger has built an unprecedented competitive career. His achievements on the course–105 worldwide wins and 14 majors–have mirrored his success off the course as well. He has 80 PGA TOUR wins. Woods serves as Founder and CEO of TGR, a multibrand enterprise comprised of his various companies. Read Tiger Eldrick Woods Biography and Profile.
Toni Morrison, Writer, Editor, Literary Critic, Playwright, born Chloe Anthony Wofford, on February 18, 1931 in Lorain (Ohio), the second of four children in a black working-class family. Displayed an early interest in literature. Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Among her best known novels are ‘The Bluest Eye,’ ‘Song of Solomon,’ ‘Beloved’ and ‘A Mercy.’ Read Chloe Anthony Wofford Biography and Profile.
Regina Belle was born July 17, 1963, an American singer-songwriter from Englewood, New Jersey. Belle was a student at Rutgers University when she linked up with the Manhattans and scored her first hit, “Where Did We Go Wrong.” After being signed to Columbia Records in 1987, Belle released her debut album, All by Myself, which included the hits, “So Many Tears” and “Show Me the Way.” Read Regina Belle Biography and Profile.
Alicia Keys born January 25, 1981, a 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. Read Alicia Augello Cook biography and profile.
Ida B. Wells, African-American Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Journalist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. She was born July 16,1862, Holly Springs, Mississippi. She died March 25, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. Her cemetery name is Oak Woods Cemetery. Read Ida Bell Wells biography and profile.