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1928:#SonnyTil was born. He was a singer and original lead singer for the group The Orioles. He passed away in 1981.
1935: #GailFisher was born. She was an actress who broke down barriers for other black actress. She is also the first African American woman to win a GoldenGlobe. She passed way in 2000 at age 65.
1935:Happy Birthday to #RaferJohnson who turns 83 today. He is a former decathlete and film actor. He was the 1960 #Olympicgoldmedalist as well as a real life hero. He along with #RoseyGrier tackled Sirhan Sirhan moments after he assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.
1943:Happy Birthday to #EdwinHawkins who turns 75 today. He is a Grammy Award winning gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer and arranger. Oh Happy Day sold over 7 million copies worldwide and earned him a Grammy.
1945: The Legendary #DeltaRhythmBoys teamed up with the “First Lady of Jazz”‘#EllaFitzgerald, on “It’s Only A Paper Moon,” which entered the R&B hit parade and eventually reached #4 and #9 pop
1945:Happy Birthday to #SarahDash who turns 73 today. She is a musician, singer, songwriter and actress.
1945:Happy Birthday to R&B singer #BarbaraHarris who turns 73 today. She was also a member of the 1960s girl group The Toys.
1948:Happy Birthday to actor #JosephMarcell who turns 70 today. He played the butler (Jeffrey) on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
1951: #TheFiveKeys had their chart debut with “The Glory of Love,” which reached #1 for four weeks.
1953:#MarvinIsley was born. He was the youngest of the #IsleyBrothers and the bass guitarist for the group. He died in 2010 at age 56 from complications of diabetes.
1962: ‘You’ll Lose a Good Thing’ by #BarbaraLynn was the #1 Song this day.
1963:#JamesMeredith became the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
1968: #TheDrifters and Bill Haley & the Comets performed at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom.
1969:Happy Birthday to rapper #JamelArief aka 'MastaKilla who turns 49 today.
1970:Happy Birthday to #MalcolmJamalWarner who turns 48 today. #Theo😍
1973: The Pointer Sisters charted with “Yes You Can Can,” reaching #12 R&B and #11 pop with their debut Top 1100 disc.

The Hamer Reports
Honoring Our Queens
Sports: Queen Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Born:June 23,1940.
Died:November 12,1994
Queen Rudolph was from Saint Bethlehem,TN.
Her story is a lesson of perseverance. Wilma was born with severe health issues. As a toddler, she contracted pneumonia, scarlet fever and a strand of polio. This would lead to her having to wear a brace on her left leg for most of her childhood. She wore the brace beginning at age four.

With frequent treatments from the medical staff at the HBCU, Meharry Medical College in Nashville and daily massages from family, the brace was removed by age 12.

In 1956, at age sweet 16, Wilma was the youngest member of the USA Track Team and won a bronze medal at the Olympics Games in Melbourne, Australia.
In 1960, Rome, Italy was the site for the summer Olympics and the perfect city for the coronation of Queen Rudolph. She won three gold medals. Her fellow Team USA athletes would become future sports icons too. Among them was Oscar Robertson and Rafer Johnson.
Another Brother was a brass young
boxer, Cassius Clay, who one day would change his name to Muhammad Ali.

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@uclafootball @uclabruins_fans @ucla #raferjohnson #terrydonahue #wassermancenter what an honor for Ron to open the WASSERMAN CENTER ! What an amazing center it has been ! Go Bruins !

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Can’t believe it’s been 3 years since the Special Olympics World Games. My town was a Host Town and I was the Finance & Fundraising Chair. So amazing to help raise money so these athletes can show the world what they’ve got. So much fun and what a wonderful experience. @anne4re @chrisburrous @lostorosmexicanrestaurant
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"Let me #WIN. But if I cannot win, let me be #brave in the #attempt."
Celebrating Special Olympics 50 years. My 4th year volunteer for this event. Always #love the #super duper #uplifting #energy from this event. .
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#SOSC #SOSC50 #SOSCSG #soscyoungathletes #specialolympics #breakfastwithchampions #raferjohnson #kptogether #kpsoscbooth #gobeach #thrive #disney

Got to grab a pic back in the day with @gabbyreece and #jennyjohnsonjordan in Dallas! Both of them were super nice and so was @lairdhamiltonsurf , I think he took the pic! This had to have been early 90’s, like maybe 1990? #sandvolleyball #volleyball #gabbyreece #sostarstruckicouldntsmile #timeflies #blessed

At #CircusVargas #fundraiser for @SpecialOlympics with the man who was there from the start: Olympic Legend #RaferJohnson @specialolympicssc 🥇🎪🤹🏽‍♂️ #Olympics #decathlon #decathlete

#TBT: “What thrills me about Special Olympics is there’s no focus on disability. It’s on ability.” - Ed Arnold, longtime #SoCal broadcaster who was one of a small group who put on the then "Western Regional Special Olympics" at the Coliseum in 1969. ----
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Victory for Victims 5K run/walk is tomorrow - Sat. April 21st. Join Team Earthly Body / Marrakesh at Lake Balboa in Woodley Park; Van Nuys

This walk/run benefits the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S) at Northridge Hospital. More info: https://runsignup.com/V4V2018

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Victory for Victims 5K run/walk is tomorrow. Join us! Lake Balboa in Woodley Park; Van Nuys. We’ve got our running shoes ready and our colorpHlex in hand for all-around strength.
This walk benefits the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S) at Northridge Hospital.
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Show your support for ending domestic violence. More info: https://runsignup.com/V4V2018 Sat. April 21st.

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Come run/walk with The Earthly Body / ColorpHlex team  in the "Victory for Victims" 5K walk/run on this Sat. April 21st at Lake Balboa in Woodley Park; Van Nuys.
This walk benefits the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S). More info: https://runsignup.com/V4V2018

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If you’re in the San Fernando Valley area, we invite you to join us in the Victory for Victims 5K walk/run! Sat. April 21st at Lake Balboa in Woodley Park; Van Nuys. This walk benefits the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S). Come out and run with us, or just come out to show your support. Award presentation by Olympic Champion Rafer Johnson. Kids and pets are welcome! To register, donate or for more info: https://runsignup.com/V4V2018

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SoCal friends and followers - come join "Team Earthly Body" and support a great cause!
The EB team is participating in the "Victory for Victims" 5K walk/run on Sat. April 21st at Lake Balboa in Woodley Park; Van Nuys. This walk benefits the Center for Assault Treatment Services (C.A.T.S). Come out and run with us, or just come out to show your support. Kids and pets are welcome! To register, donate or for more information, visit this link: https://runsignup.com/V4V2018

Award presentation by Olympic Champion Rafer Johnson.

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#ThankfulThursday: Going on 49-plus years as founder of SOSC, Rafer Johnson continues to make it about one thing: the athletes. #TBT to 2015 World Games press conference with Debi Anderson.
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"If you have someone standing alongside you who wants you to be the best... you will probably porgress much further than you thought you could." - @SOSoCal founder Rafer Johnson in 1993-94, celebrating SOSC's 25th anniversary. In 2018 Special Olympics will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. 📷 ----
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"There are lots of ways to find success. Hard work is one of them. I worked hard. If I knew I was going to win, it's because I knew I had worked harder. I think the most successful people are those who have someone helping them." - @sosocal founder Rafer Johnson in 1993-94, celebrating SOSC's 25th anniversary. In 2018 @specialolympics will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. 📷 ----
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