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• Boxing Day/St.Stephen's Day (Global)

• Happy Birthday, KENDRA JOHNSON/KIANA DANCIE/KORYN HAWTHORNE

• Kwanzaa begins (Umoja/Unity)(African American Tradition)

• We remember Bernie Wilson d. 12/26; Teena Marie (d.) dob 3/5/56

• Eco-friendly Sunday
27
• Kwanzaa: (Kujich Aquilia/Self-Determination)

• World Bank Created (1945)

• Happy Birthday, JOHN AMOS

• We remember Yusef Lateef; Carrie Fisher.

• New Monday
28
• Kwanzaa: (Ujima/Collective Work/Responsibility)

• Happy Birthday, DENZEL WASHINGTON/JOHN LEGEND/SETH MEYERS

• National Quilter's Day

• Festival of Fools, Spain

• We remember Debbie Reynolds; Charles Neville (b. 1938).

• Interesting Tuesday
29
• Kwanzaa: (Ujamaa/Cooperative Economics)

• Andrew Johnson (1808)

• Woodrow Wilson (1856)

• Happy Birthday, MARY MOORE/TED DANSON

• Doable Wednesday
30
• Kwanzaa: (Nia/Purpose)

• Who created the new age of American music with this song, "Rock Around the Clock".

• Happy Birthday, TYRESE/SHERYL LEE RALPH/ANDRA DAY

• Anticipating Thursday
31
• We remember Donna 'singer' Summer (12/31/48-5/17/12); John Denver (12/31/1943 – 10/12/1997); Natalie 'singer' Cole; Betty 'actress' White (d.2021).

• Kwanzaa (Kuumba/Creativity); New Year's Eve

• Pleasant Friday
1
• Ntl Hobby Month

• IT'S MENTORSHIP MONTH: Goals & Aspirations

• TV Special: Rose Parade (11 a.m. EST, ABC Channel)

• Happy New Year, NORTH AMERICA- A new beginning, a new year.

• Happy Birthday MORRIS CHESTNUT/AARON NEVILLE

• Kwanzaa Ends Today - Imani/Faith; (Karamu/Feast)

• Investment Saturday
W22
• National Buffet Day

• We remember Harold Bradley (b. 1926)

• Happy Birthday, State of GEORGIA

• Happy Birthday, CUBA GOODING JR/TAYE DIGGS

• Jan - Feb Mimosa Holiday, Yugoslavia

• Eco-friendly Sunday
3
• Happy Birthday, State of Alaska

• William Tucker, 1st African American child born in NORTH AMERICA. (1624)

• New Monday
4
• We remember, Gregory 'actor' Sierra (d.2021).

• Happy Birthday, State of UTAH/JEANNIE MAI

• Interesting Tuesday
5
• National Whipped Cream Day

• Happy Birthday, BRADLEY COOPER

• Doable Wednesday
6
• The cutting of "Le Gateau des Rois" ends Canadian festive holiday

• FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY/Little Christmas

• Happy Birthday, State of NEW MEXICO/JULIE CHEN

• Anticipating Thursday
7
• Who created the Wall Street Journal? Click here to find out.

• Happy Birthday JEREMY RENNER

• 1st US President Election (1789)

• We remember Sidney Poiter (d. 2022).

• Ethopia's Christmas Day celebration

• Pleasant Friday
8
• Name the person who created a bronze image of Martin Luther King.

• Happy Birthday, R. KELLEY; CYNTHIA ERIVO.

• We remember Elvis Presley 1/8/35-8/16/77; Denise Lasalle 7/16/39 - 1/8/2018.

• Investment Saturday
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• We remember musician 5th Ward Weebie (d. 2020).

• Happy Birthday, JOHN LEGEND/EARL GRAVES SR

• Former Pres. Richard Nixon, 1913

• Happy Birthday, State of CONNECTICUT

• Eco-friendly Sunday
10
• Happy Birthday, ROD STEWART

• We remember David Bowie

• New Monday
11
• We remember Claude Nobs

• Congress passed the right for blacks to vote, who was asked to enforce ruling?

• Happy Birthday, KIM COLES/MARY J. BLIGE/NAOMI JUDD

• National Milk Day

• Interesting Tuesday
12
• Happy Birthday, KIRSTIE ALLEY/ISSA RAE

• Name the 1st black to sing @ presidential inauguration

• Doable Wednesday
13
• We rememberTeddy Pendergrass 1950-2010.

• St. Knut's Day, Sweden

• Traditionally the coldest day of the year.

• Happy Birthday, PATRICK DEMPSEY

• Anticipating Thursday
14
• Happy Birthday, LL COOL J/JASON BATEMAN

• National Dress Up Your Pet Day

• We remember Conrad Brian (d. 2013)

• Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick inducted into New Jersey's Hall of Fame (2014)

• Pleasant Friday
15
• Happy Birthday, LISA "LISA/CULT JAM" VELEZ/REGINA KING

• Strawberry Ice Cream Day

• We remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (b.); Carol Channing (d. 2019)

• Investment Saturday
W416
• Ntl Good Teen Day

• Free African Americans enlisted into U.S. service - 1776

• Happy Birthday, DEBBIE ALLEN/KATE MOSS/SADE

• We remember "singer" Aliyah.

• Take down Dec. holiday decor at sunset.

• Eco-friendly Sunday
17
• Happy Birthday, STEVE HARVEY; JAMES EARL JONES; BETTY WHITE; Former 1ST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA; JIM CARREY; RAY J; TRAVIS GREENE

• End of our Global Family Holiday-Traditions theme activity.Theme should really end Feb. 3, yearly after Candlemas Day (Feb. 2)

• We remember Benjamin Franklin

• National Racial Healing Day

• New Monday
18
• What year was prayer taken out of the public schools?

• Happy Birthday, ESTELLE/JASON SEGEL/ANGELA WINBUSH

• Interesting Tuesday
19
• National Popcorn Day

• 1st Black Audience @ White House,1862

• Organization of the first Baptist Church at Savannah, GA - 1788

• Happy Birthday, DOLLY PARTON/SHAWN WAYANS

• We remember John Johnson, Jean'actress'Stapleton, Olivia "actress" Cole 11/26/42 - 1/19/18d, James Ingram (d. 2019); musician and composer Jimmy Heath

• Doable Wednesday
20
• Happy Birthday DJ ?UESTLOVE; MARGARET AVERY

• We remember DeForest'Dr. McCoy'Kelley.

• National DJ Day

• National Day of Patriotism

• How did DC get its name?

• Anticipating Thursday
21
• National Hug Day

• Happy Birthday, RICHARD GUTIERREZ, BILLY OCEAN.

• We remember actor Telly Savalas, Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., Kaye Ballard (d. 2019)

• Pleasant Friday
22
• Happy Birthday, DJ JAZZY JEFF

• We remember Sam Cooke 1/22/1931–12/11/1964

• Investment Saturday
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• National Pie Day (Food)

• Happy Birthday, LE'ANDRIA JOHNSON

• 1st premiere of Roots by Alex Haley - 1977

• Thomas Dorsey "Father of Gospel" d. born 7/1/1899

• TV Special: Producers Guild of America Awards

• Eco-friendly Sunday
24
• We remember James Farentino

• National School Choice Week (1/24-30)

• Happy Birthday, NEIL DIAMOND; AARON NEVILLE; TATYANA ALI

• New Monday
25
• Thank Your Mentor Day

• National Irish Coffee Day

• We remember Etta "singer" James; Mary Tyler Moore.

• Happy Birthday, ALICIA KEYES, JENIFER LEWIS

• Chinese New Year

• Interesting Tuesday
26
• National Spouses Day

• AUSTRALIA DAY

• REPUBLIC DAY (INDIA)

• Happy Birthday, ANITA BAKER/KIRK FRANKLIN/State of MICHIGAN/TYE TRIBBET/ELLEN DEGENERES/ANGELA DAVIS

• We remember Robert Hegyes

• Doable Wednesday
27
• National Chocolate Cake Day

• Happy Birthday, actor/comedian JOHN WITHERSPOON

• We remember MOZART (1756)

• Leontyne Price's Metropolitan Opera deput - 1961

• Anticipating Thursday
28
• Happy Birthday, ANTHONY HAMILTON/THE DREAM/J-COLE/RAKIM/RICK ROSS/ALAN ALDA/MONIFA CARTER

• Birth of Richard Bartha, African American Sculptor - 1901

• We remember daytime soap actress Marj Dusay (d. 2020), Cicely Tyson (d.2021).

• Pleasant Friday
29
• National Corn Chip Day and Puzzle Day

• Happy Birthday, OPRAH WINFREY/ADAM LAMBERT/TOM SELLECK/JUDY NORTON TAYLOR/CHARLIE WILSON/State of KANSAS/SARA GILBERT. We remember, James Ingram (d. 2019).

• Name the 1st person to sing gospel @ the Apollo Theater

• Investment Saturday
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• Former Pres. Franklin Roosevelt, 1882

• Name 1st black to design a US coin.

• Death of Gandhi of India

• Happy Birthday, CHRISTIAN BALE/JODY WATLEY

• We remember producer Fred Silverman (d. 2020).

• Eco-friendly Sunday
31
• King Stitt d. 1/31/2012

• Happy Birthday, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE/KERRY WASHINGTON

• New Monday
1
• Hosted Theme: Honoring Married Couples Month; It's National African American History Month
• William Tucker, 1st African American child born in NORTH AMERICA. (1624)
• National Freedom Day
• Happy Birthday, LAURA MARLING, LISA MARIE PRESLEY, BIG BOI
• We remember Langston Hughes d. 5/22/67; Rick James 2/1/1948-8/6/2004; Don Cornelius d. 2/1/2012; Sherman Hemsley; Dennis Edwards (d. 2018); Marc 'Simpsons' writer Wilmore (d. 2021)
• Interesting Tuesday
• Chinese New Year
2
• We remember Sylvia "Soul Food" Woods 2/2/1926-7/19/2012, Dennis "Tempations" Edwards 2/3/1943 - 2/2/2018; Danny 'James Brown's Emcee' Ray
• Where was the 1st African Day parade?
• CANDLEMAS DAY or End of Christmas-Epiphany Season
• Happy Birthday, SHAKIRA/CHRISTIE BRINKLEY
• Doable Wednesday
3
• Where is the 1st statue of a black and for whom?
• Happy Birthday YOUNG M.A
• We remember Ben Gazzara; Maurice White; Dennis Edwards (b. 1943). co-producer Gene Reynolds (d. 2020); actor Kirk Douglas (d. 2020).
• Anticipating Thursday
4
• Happy Birthday, NICOLLE WALLACE
• We remember Rosa Lee Parks (1913); Unofficial Rosa Parks Day; Conrad Brian (b. 1923)
• Thank-A-Letter Mail Carrier Day
• Pleasant Friday
5
• Happy Birthday, BOBBY BROWN
• Name the two students who created a world wide religion
• Name the creator of Kwanzaa in America.
• We remember actor Kevin Conway (d. 2020); Christopher Plummer (d. 2021)
• Investment Saturday