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28 Days of Black History Makers


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From actors to athletes, divas to comedians, poets to politicians, these are the African American figures who have helped shape the face of our nation. And throughout the month of February, we’re honoring them with encore presentations of their most compelling interviews. Welcome to “28 Days of Black History Makers on BlogTalkRadio,” presented by AT&T. And be sure to tune in Monday, Feb. 28 as we cap off the series with a two-hour special event titled "Day 28: Go Tell It Live." Hosted by Janice Malone and Darryl Williams, the show gets under way at 8 p.m. ET.

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The Baseball Hall of Famer fills us in on his work for MLB’s youth-training programs. “The most important thing this venue can offer kids is that they have to go to school, they have to get good grades,” he tells The Final Word hosts... more

The Queen of All Media reflects on winning the Thurgood Marshall Prestige Award. “It means a lot, as a woman, to be recognized in a leadership capacity, or a great example,” she tells host Ceslie Armstrong. “It’s nothing that I set out... more

What has kept the most successful R&B group of all time together since 1988? Shawn tells Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone of fellow Boyz Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris, “With us, it’s our respect and love for each other—and... more

The son of Baltimore's first African American fire chief chats about living with multiple sclerosis, and helping others do the same. “Over the last 10 years since my diagnosis, I’ve been on a journey to find as much information as I can, and... more

The superstar Arizona Cardinals wide receiver recalls starting out as a ball boy for the Vikings, and how he perceived his various gratuities from the players. “When you’re 13 years old, if a dude hands you 5 dollars, that’s a come-up any way you... more

The soul powerhouse never knew love like this before—when she met the late Michael Jackson in New York City in the ‘70s, that is. “I thought I was gonna marry Michael. I was so in love with Michael,” Stephanie tells The Mutha Knows... more

The head of the Marsalis family dynasty—which includes trumpeter Wynton and saxophonist Brandford—reflects on his hometown’s tradition of breeding great artists. “New Orleans is such a musical city. If you are predisposed to becoming... more

The first African American woman to call the White House home offers words of support to hundreds of thousands of unsung heroes on Military Spouse Appreciation Day. “We have to invest in our military, their families, and our... more

The Olympic gold medal winner, who was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, reflects on his philanthropic efforts. “I’ve done a lot of work in conjunction with various charities, just trying to give service, lend a hand, use... more

The Grammy-winning diva recalls her three-year marriage to slain rapper Biggie Smalls. “It was such a short-lived relationship. Everything happened in such a short period of time,” she tells The Mutha Knows Show host Mutha.... more