John Singleton attends the 'Selma' and the Legends Who Paved the Way gala at Bacara Resort on December 6, 2014 in Goleta, California

Director John Singleton is 48

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

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison. – Nelson Mandela

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Jan. 6: Singer Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge is 57. Singer Eric Williams of BLACKstreet is 56. Director John Singleton is 48.

BLACK HISTORY

Jan. 6, 1820: The first organized emigration to Africa begins when 86 free African Americans leave New York Harbor aboard the Mayflower of Liberia. They are bound for the British colony of Sierra Leone.