dailyphoto090818Beverly Johnson Celebrates 35th Anniversary
August 1974, Beverly Johnson was the first African American model to grace the cover of American Vogue. Born in Buffalo, NY, becoming a model was not Johnson’s first career choice. She attended Northwestern University in Boston on a full-academic scholarship with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. However, with her 5’8” frame and beautiful face, friends encouraged her to look into modeling. With hope and a new dream Johnson and her mother headed to New York City’s Madison Ave. With failed attempts to find a modeling job, fate changed when she walked into the office of Glamour magazine. After meeting with the editors, Johnson was hired immediately. With her first appearance on the cover of Glamour, the magazines circulation doubled. Within two years, Johnson appeared on the cover of Glamour magazine six times. A model icon was born. (Continue Reading…)

Kenyan Believed to Be World’s Oldest Pupil Dies
A Kenyan man who was believed to be the world’s oldest pupil has died at the age of 89, five years after he entered primary school so that he could learn to read the Bible, his family said Monday. Joseph Stephen Kimani Nganga (un-GAH-un-GAH) Maruge (ma-ROO-gay) died Friday at the Kariobangi Cheshire Home for the aged in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. He died of stomach cancer, said his granddaughter, Anne Maruge. Maruge accomplished his biggest goal — being able to read the Bible — but he remained shy of completing primary school. “In the morning he used to wake up early to read the Bible before going to school,” Anne Maruge, 18, told The Associated Press. “Even when he fell ill and you found him basking in the sun, often he would be reading the Bible.” (Continue Reading…)

Man Carries Assault Rifle to Obama Protest — and It’s Legal
A man toting an assault rifle was among a dozen protesters carrying weapons while demonstrating outside President Obama’s speech to veterans on Monday, but no laws were broken. It was the second instance in recent days in which weapons have been seen near presidential events. Video from the protest in Phoenix, Arizona, shows the man standing with other protesters, with the rifle slung over his right shoulder. Phoenix police said authorities monitored about a dozen people carrying weapons while peacefully demonstrating. (Continue Reading…)

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