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• National No Phone Zone Day; International Jazz Day

• Happy Birthday, State of LOUISIANA/WILLIE NELSON/CLORIS LEACHMAN/CHRISTINA HENDRICKS/DAMON DASH

• National Hair Stylist Appreciation Day (Year 2024)

• International Jazz Day

• Eco-friendly Sunday
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• We remember Chris "Kross" Kelly; Happy Birthday, TINA CAMPBELL (MARY/MARY)/HEIDI KLUM/DJ REFLEX

• Hawaii Lei Day; Primero de Mayo (Mexico)

• International Bereaved Mother's Day; May Day: Law Day; Mother Goose Day; Labor Day (Barbados)

• It's National Military Appreciation Month; Older Americans Month; Asia Pacific American Heritage Month; Mental Health Awareness Month

• Hosted Theme: Women Appreciation Month. It is also the beginning of my summer-hours activities (May - August, yearly).

• Holocaust Rememberance Day begins at Sundown

• New Monday
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• National Day of Prayer

• Social Event: Our Annual Summer Challenge Theme Announced In May

• Holocaust Rememberance Day

• Happy Birthday DWAYNE JOHNSON

• Interesting Tuesday
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• World Press Freedom Day

• Name the 1st black teacher in North America.

• We remember James Brown (Father of Soul) 5/3/1933-12/25/2006

• Happy Birthday, KIMORA LEE SIMMONS/ANGELA BOFILL

• Doable Wednesday
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• Name the 1st black-owned business to host a black t.v. show

• We remember Nick Ashford's birth today d./Adam Yauch 8/5/1964-5/4/12

• National Teachers' Day

• Happy Birthday, MARY'actress'MCDONOUGH

• Anticipating Thursday

• National Day of Prayer
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• Europe Day (celebrated today & 5/9 yearly)

• Who's 1st song was "That's All Right, Mama"?

• Urini Nal (Children's Day - S Korea)

• We remember Johnnie Taylor

• African World Heritage Day

• Happy Birthda1y, CHRIS BROWN/ANN 'ALICE' DAVIS/ADELE/RAHEEM DEVAUGHN

• Japan holiday: Children's Day and Boys' Day

• Pleasant Friday
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• Library Day, USA

• We remember George 'Gooper Pyle' Lindsey

• National Travel & Tourism Week (5/6 - 12)

• UK: King Charles Coronation (2023)

• Happy Birthday, GABOUREY SIDIBE/GEORGE CLOONEY/LYNN WHITFIELD/ROMA DOWNEY/TOM BERGERON

• Provider Appreciation Day, global

• Investment Saturday

• National Nurses Day
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• We remember music producer Andre Harell (d. 2020).

• Happy Birthday, LYNN WHITFIELD!

• TV Special: Movie and TV Awards (MTV)

• Name the 1st black to own a television station

• Eco-friendly Sunday
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• We remember Mauric Sendak, Jeanne "Katherine Chancellor" Cooper d., Dana Plato 11/7/64 - 5/8/99 d.; Happy Birthday, ROBERT "Bob" JOHNSON/ENRIQUE IGLESIAS.

• National Skilled Nursing Care Week 5/8 - 5/14.

• Former Pres. Harry S. Truman, 1884

• Fulton J. Sheen (1895)

• New Monday
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• John Brown (1800)

• Sir James Barrie (1860)

• Europe Day

• Happy Birthday, BILLY JOEL/ROSARIO DAWSON/AUDRINA PATRIDGE

• 1st Cartoon Published (1754)

• We remember, Vidal Sassoon 1/17/1928-5/9/2012; Ottavio Missoni; musician Little Richard (d.2020)

• Interesting Tuesday
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• Peace Day

• We remember rapper Craig Mack (b.), singer Betty Wright (d. 2020)

• Name 1st black to have a school named in their honor

• Military Spouse Appreciation Day

• Happy Birthday, CHARISE/BONO

• Doable Wednesday
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• Happy Birthday, State of MINNESOTA/We acknowledge Min. LOUIS FARRAKHAN

• Name 1st black founder/owner of black cable network

• Anticipating Thursday
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• Happy Birthday, KIM FIELDS/EMILY VANCAMP/MALIN AKERMAN

• Children's Day/Boys' Day

• Pleasant Friday

• Naitional Military Spouse Day
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• Happy Birthday, DARIUS RUCKER/STEVIE WONDER/LARI WHITE/ROBT PATTINSON/STEPHEN COLBERT

• We remember Doris 'actress' Day (d. 2019).

• Tulip Day

• Investment Saturday
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• Happy Birthday, CATE BLANCHETT/SHANICE"singer" WILSON/MARK ZUCKERBERG

• We remember B.B. King aka King of Blues b. 9/16/25

• Eco-friendly Sunday

• National Mother's Day
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• L. Frank Baum (1856)

• International Day of Families

• Popular Christian Occurrence: Pentecost

• We remember Jackie Shane (b. 1940).

• Peace Officers Memorial Day

• New Monday
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• We remember Chuck Brown (8/22/36-5/16/12), Doug Dillard, "batgirl actress" Yvonne Craig

• Happy Birthday, JANET JACKSON/TORI SPELLING/SOMMORE

• Interesting Tuesday
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• N.Y. Stock Exchange Established (1792)

• We remember Dennis Hopper 5/17/36-5/29/20; Donna Summers 12/31/48-5/17/12

• Happy Birthday, BOB SAGET

• Doable Wednesday
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• Happy Birthday TINA FEY/ROB BASE GINYARD

• International Museum Day

• We remember "singer" Jerry Vale; Ken "Eddie Haskell" Osmond d. 2020.

• Anticipating Thursday
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• Anniversary of Duke and Duchess of Sussex (UK, Harry & Meghan)

• We remember Paul comedian Mooney. (d.2021)

• Black Rodeo, Little Rock Ak

• DAY OF MALCOLM X'S BIRTH, 1925.

• Happy Birthday, GRACE JONES

• Pleasant Friday
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• Antoinette Blackwell (1825)

• Happy Birthday, CHER/BUSTA RHYMES

• Blue Jean product Birthday

• What is a Qu'ran?

• We remember Robin Gibb (12/22/1949-5/20/2012)

• Investment Saturday

• Armed Forces Day
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• We remember Notorious 'B.I.G.' Smalls 5/21/1972-3/9/1997

• Minister Malcolm X pilgrimage to Mecca - 1964 New Name: Malik el Shabazz

• Happy Birthday, MR. T/RON ISLEY

• International Tea Time

• Eco-friendly Sunday
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• Happy Birthday, GINNIFER GOODWIN/NAOMI CAMPBELL

• Lag BaOmer

• National Maritime Day

• What religious organization was the 1st to distribute Holy Bible in hotels?

• New Monday

• Victoria Day (Canada)
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• Happy Birthday, State of SOUTH CAROLINA/MAXWELL/DREW CAREY

• We remember Moms Mabley d. 5/23/1975, b. 3/19/1897

• Interesting Tuesday
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• We remember Tina Turner (d. 2023); Hal Jackson, 11/3/?-5/24/12

• Happy Birthday, PATTI LABELLE/BOB DYLAN/GARY'actor' BURGHOFF

• National Shoe Week

• We remember Queen Victoria (1819)

• Doable Wednesday
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• Name the 1st black woman to host a weekday talk show? On this day was the last episode of the "Oprah Winfrey Show."

• Happy Birthday, IAN MCKELLEN; LESLIE UGGAM

• (View celebrities that have served our country)

• Africa (continent) Day

• Global Tap Dance Day

• We remember Ivan Van Sertima (African Historian) 1/26/1935-5/25/2009, Bill 'BOJANGLES' Robinson d.11/25/1949, Lee Chamberlin (actress and playwright),Dixie Carter

• Anticipating Thursday
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• We remember John Wayne (1907), Miles Davis

• Happy Birthday, PAM GRIER/LENNY KRAVITZ/LAURYN HILL/OCTAVIA SPENCER

• Pleasant Friday

• Buddha's Birthday
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• We remember Carrie Smith (8/25/1941-5/27/2012)

• Julia Ward Rowe (1819)

• Happy Birthday, LOUIS GOSSETT, JR/TODD BRIDGES/ANDRE 3000

• Investment Saturday
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• We remember Gary Coleman (2/8/1968-5/28/2010), Maya Angelou (4/4/1928-5/28/2014)

• Happy Birthday, JAHEIM/GLADYS KNIGHT

• Eco-friendly Sunday

• Pentecost
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• Happy Birthday, State of WISCONSIN/RHODE ISLAND/LATOYA JACKSON/REBBIE JACKSON/MELANIE BROWN

• We remember Doc Watson d.; Gavin 'actor' MacLeod (d. 2021)

• John F. Kennedy (1917)

• Why do choirs march into the church?

• New Monday

• Memorial Day
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• Happy Birthday, WYNONNA JUDD/RALPH CARTER/CEELO GREEN

• We remember Ali-Ollie Woodson (9/12/1951-5/30-2010)

• Interesting Tuesday
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• Happy Birthday, SHARON GLESS/BROOKE SHIELDS/CLINT EASTWOOD/singer NORMANI/actress MERLE DANDRIDGE

• Final Episode of New Monday Show w/ Sherlene Stevens (5/31/23)

• Doable Wednesday
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• We remember Jean "TV Name Edith Bunker" Stapleton/Ann "TV Name Alice of The Bradys" Davis
• Hosted Theme: MEN APPRECIATION MONTH
• June is also National Immigrant Heritage Month
• It's National Black Music Month; DJ Month; It's National Caribbean American Heritage Month; Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month; Dairy Month; Camping Month; National Soul Food Month
• Happy Birthday, JADAKISS/HEIDI KLUM/MORGAN FREEMAN/MARK CURRY
• Happy Birthday, State of KENTUCKY and TENNESSEE.
• Anticipating Thursday
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• 5th Philadelphia Roots Picnic, 6/2-6/3
• We remember Rue McClanahan (2/21/1934-6/2/2010), Kathryn Joosten d., Richard 'Family Feud Host' Dawson
• Happy Birthday, CORNEL WEST/KIKI SHEPARD/WAYNE BRADY/DENNIS HAYSBERT/JERRY MATHERS
• Queen Elizabeth's 70th Jubilee (6/2 - 6/5): International (UK).
• Pleasant Friday
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• 50th Dramatists Guild Fund Celebration, NY
• Maryland: Chesapeake Chamber Music's 27th Annual Festival, 6/3-17
• Happy Birthday, DENIECE WILLIAMS
• We remember Curtis Mayfield (6/3/1942-5/26/1999), Josephine Baker, Ellen Corby, Clarence Fountain (d. 2018).
• Investment Saturday