Singer Solange Knowles is 30

Singer Solange Knowles is 30

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

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. – Whitney Young, Jr.

EUR BIRTHDAYS

June 24: Actor-director Georg Stanford Brown is 73. Reggae singer Derrick Simpson of Black Uhuru is 66. Singer Solange Knowles is 30.

BLACK HISTORY

June 24, 1936: Mary McLeod Bethune, founder-president of Bethune-Cookman College, was named director of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration. She was the first black woman to receive a major appointment from the federal government. The educator held the post until January 1, 1944.