Eddie Murphy was born in Brooklyn on April 3, 1961. He began doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and later joined the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live. At age 21 he co-starred with Nick Nolte in 48 Hours and went on to further box office success with Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop. He continues to star in many movies, including comedies, dramas, and family films.
Ross first rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that has included successful ventures into film and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), for which she won a Golden Globe award for most promising female newcomer. She has won seven American Music Awards, and won a Special Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. In 2008, at the BET awards, Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award.
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In the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, Abernathy was the young pastor of the largest black church First Baptist Church and a college professor, who, along with fellow English professor Jo Ann Robinson, called for and distributed flyers asking the Negro citizens of Montgomery to stay off of the buses for what would become the Montgomery Bus Boycott. At the end of the boycott, on
Martin Luther King, Jr. said at the beginning of his last speech, "I've been to the mountain top," that "Ralph David Abernathy is the best friend that I have in the world." They first met in Atlanta, while still in school, and formed a lifelong friendship and partnership that only ended with King's death on
Day Light Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 10, 2013. Remember to "Spring Forward". Set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday night. It's also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Cell phones will usually change automatically. You will lose one hour of sleep. So, consider that, as you prepare for church on Sunday morning. Don't be late!!!