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Rapper Kanye West is 39

A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

The soul that is within me no man can degrade. – Frederick Douglass

EUR BIRTHDAYS

June 8: Actor Bernie Casey is 77. Actor-director Keenan Ivory Wayans is 58. Singer Doris Pearson of Five Star is 50. Singer Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone is 46. Rapper Kanye West is 39.

BLACK HISTORY

June 8, 1968: James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured at London airport.