A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.
EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
I’m glad I understand that while language is a gift, listening is a responsibility. – Nikki Giovanni
May 17: Singer Taj Mahal is 74. Singer-guitarist George Johnson of The Brothers Johnson is 63. Guitarist O’Dell of Mint Condition is 51. Actor Hill Harper is 50. Singer Darnell Van Rensalier of Shai is 46. Singer Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta) is 40. Actor Tahj Mowry (“Smart Guy,” ”Kim Possible”) is 30.
May 17, 1875: The first Kentucky Derby is won by African American jockey Oliver Lewis riding the horse Aristides. 14 of the 15 jockeys in the race are African Americans.