Janet Jackson performs after the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Janet Jackson performs after the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

I’m glad I understand that while language is a gift, listening is a responsibility. – Nikki Giovanni

EUR BIRTHDAYS

May 16: Singer Janet Jackson is 50. Singer Ralph Tresvant is 48. Rapper B. Slade is 41. Actor Marc John Jefferies (“The Tracy Morgan Show”) is 26.

BLACK HISTORY

May 16, 1966: Stokely Carmichael named chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. National Welfare Rights Organization organized.