Singer Marsha Ambrosius (Floetry) is 40.

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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

“Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.” —Arthur Ashe

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Aug. 8: Rapper Kool Moe Dee is 55. Singer Marsha Ambrosius (Floetry) is 40. Actress Countess Vaughn (”The Parkers,” ‘’Moesha”) is 39.

BLACK HISTORY

Aug. 8, 1885: African American inventor William C. Carter patented an umbrella stand (U.S. patent#323,397).