49 years ago today


49 years ago today the last episode of The Monkees aired - “The Frodis Caper”

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Malcolm X: Make It Plain  (PBS Documentary).

Malcolm X: Make It Plain is a 1994 documentary by PBS about the life of Malcolm X, or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. The documentary was narrated by Alfre Woodard, produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, written by Steve Fayer and Orlando

The voice of Malcolm X, silenced so abruptly on this day 49 years ago (February 21 1965), speaks to more people today than ever before. His autobiography sells more than 150,000 copies a year, his writings are devoured by thousands born after he died. But who was he? Drawing on hundreds of sources, the PBS “American Experience” documentary of his life, Malcolm X: Make It Plain, explores his many-faceted character - political philosopher and visionary, husband and father, dynamic orator and hero - and the many forces that forged him.

The revolutionary Malcolm X rose from the streets of Detroit, Boston, and Harlem, to become one of the most influential leaders of the human rights and international black liberation movement. His adventure-filled path to public service is detailed in this documentary. Malcolm X first connected with the Nation of Islam while in prison. His subsequent duties within the organization led to his role as their national spokesperson.  Malcolm X was always impassioned, he brought much attention to the struggle for African-Americans’ as African diaspora for equal treatment as under the law. As well as advocating for the self development and self sufficiency of African Americans as part of the African diaspora stressing the importance of them making a connection to Africa.

This documentary features interviews with the many famous faces that populated the late leader’s life including Maya Angelou, Alex Haley, Ossie Davis, Dr John Henrik Clarke Dr Ben Yosef Jochannan and Malcolm X’s own family.

January 22,1966 - 49 years ago today George & Pattie Harrison took part in a press conference put on by Tony Barrow to answer media questions surrounding their recent marriage from the day before.  Photo Credit: Mark & Colleen Heyward

‘With children, I don’t want children yet, but I’d like some, a bit later on.“ - George Harrison. press conference.(x)

When asked 'George when are you having them, would you want them in the limelight?’ George responded 'in the background’ and to the number of kids he cheekily responded '39’ lol

Today is the year anniversary of the marathon bombing. 

At 2:48 kids were yelling and making noise

At 2:49, the same time the first bomb went off a year ago today. The whole school seemed to fall dead silent. It was eerie and powerful. 

I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped out that day and continued support.

Thank you so much

First Flight of Project Gemini Was Launched 49 Years Ago Today (23 March 1965) — Launch view of the Gemini-Titan 3 mission. The GT-3 liftoff was at 9:24 a.m. (EST) on March 23, 1965. The Gemini-3 spacecraft “Molly Brown” carried astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, command pilot, and John W. Young, pilot, on three orbits of Earth.