On this date in 1944, Harry W. McAlpin was the first African-American journalist was admitted to a white house press conference.

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Rapper Rick Ross who coined the phrase "Everyday I'm Hustlin," celebrates a birthday today!

Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson, jazz singer/guitarist who pioneered the role of jazz guitar, is recognized as the first to play single-string guitar solos was born on this day in 1889.