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Celebrating Black History Month – Marvin Gaye and Motown

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“A wop bop alu bop, a wop bam boom!” Ahem. Sorry for the Little Richard outburst. Rolling Stone has, however, called the opening line of Tutti Frutti “what has to be considered the most inspired rock lyric ever recorded,” so it isn’t the worst place to start a blog...

Celebrating Black History Month – Michelle Obama

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The next great Black American we’re honoring this month is Michelle Obama. Sure, her husband gets most of the media shine, but it’s the First Lady that owns our hearts. And Michelle Obama — all politics aside because this is very much a website devoted to the celebration of...

Celebrating Black History Month – Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson needs no introduction. His dedication to equality, unwavering spirit in the face of adversity and unparalleled athletic abilities speak for themselves. He was at once Christopher Columbus, Marcus Garvey and, well, Jackie Robinson*,  navigating uncharted racial territory, speaking on that territory’s behalf and playing sports unlike no...

Celebrating Black History Month – James Baldwin

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“I often wonder what I’d do if there weren’t any books in the world.”  — James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room   So do we, Mr. Baldwin, so do we. Or, more specifically, we wonder what we would do if there weren’t any of your books in the world. Last year,...

No Big Deal

  Falling in love with your operating system… no big deal. A stranger told you you look just like Ryan Gosling… no big deal. Your mom is the THE Billie Jean from “Billie Jean“… no big deal. 3,000,000,000 watch face + strap combinations… no big deal. Your phone automatically...

Join Modify in Celebrating International Women’s Day!

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Happy International Women’s Day! Since the early 1900’s, March 8th has been the day selected to honor women around the world with celebrations ranging from showing general respect, appreciation, and love towards women to recognizing and honoring women’s economic, political, and social achievements. What better way to celebrate this...

Bill Cosby

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Today we pay respect to another great hero of Black History, Bill Cosby. Aside from being down right hysterical he is an amazing musician and social activist. He was born in 1937 and is currently age 75. Bill warmed our hearts on TV, in those awesome Jello commercials and...

Thurgood Marshall

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Today we honor Thurgood Marshall, a game changer in our country’s courts, as part of Modify’s celebration of Black History Month.  Thurgood Marshall was another amazing man that paved the way for civil rights in the judicial system. He was the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court. And...

George Washington Carver

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Today’s Black History ModiTimeline feature spotlights George Washington Carver. He was a true trailblazer in his time – and we should celebrate him today. He lived from 1863-1943, but the exact date and year of his birth are actually unknown. Carver is celebrated as being an American scientist, botanist,...

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou
As part of our Black History month trip through time, we celebrate – Maya Angelou, a true original. A very inspirational author and poet, Maya Angelou was born in 1928, and is currently age 84. For over fifty years, she has published several autobiographies, books of essays and poetry,...

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