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Black and Blue

Author:Anna QuindlenPublisher:Random House Quindlen jumped straight to the No. 5 spot on the best-seller list with this gripping story of a battered wife. Fran Bendetto is a nurse who leaves …

Look Blue

(To). To show signs of disappointment, disgust, or displeasure. “Squire Brown looked rather blue at having to pay 2 10s. for the posting expenses from Oxford.” —Hughes: To…

The Blue Light

The Blue Light There was once upon a time a soldier who for many years had served the king faithfully, but when the war came to an end could serve no longer because of the many wounds which he…

Blue John

(A). A petrefaction of blue fluor-spar, found in the Blue John mine of Tre Cliff, Derbyshire; and so called to distinguish it from the Black Jack, an ore of zinc. Called John from John Kirk…

Blues Foundation Hall of Fame

The Blues Foundation, established in 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee, promotes and preserves blues music. The Blues Hall of Fame, also founded in 1980, reco…

Look Black

(To) and Black Looks. (See Black...) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Look BlueLook Alive A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W …

Black Musicians

Notable African-American Musicians       Bessie Smith Browse more African-American biographies by category: A-Z List Go…

Black Books

To be in my black books. In bad odour; in disgrace; out of favour. The black books were those compiled in the reign of Henry VIII. to set forth the scandalous proceedings of the English mon…

Classics of Blues Recordings (Albums)

The Best of Bobby “Blue“ Bland, Bobby “Blue“ Bland (Duke) Ice Pickin', Albert Collins (Alligator) A.K.A. Howlin' Wolf, Howlin' Wolf (Chess) …

Important Cities in Black History

Atlanta to Washington, DC: landmarks in African-American history by David Johnson Chicago, Illinois at night Related Links Black History FeaturesBlack History TimelineAfrican Amer…