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Singer Kelis is 37

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

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

“I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me 30 years to get to where I am today. Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.” – Aliko Dangote

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Aug. 21: Actor-filmmaker-writer Melvin Van Peebles is 84. Actor Clarence Williams III (”The Mod Squad”) is 77. Actress Loretta Devine (”The Carmichael Show”) is 67. Singer Kelis is 37.

BLACK HISTORY

Aug. 21, Nat Turner, a brilliant minister, led the first slave revolt of magnitude in Southampton County, Virginia. Some 60 whites were killed before his capture on October 30.