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Shaft Shines & Beer Steins

Raise a glass to the past, our daily guest of honor.

Guess the historical figure

Who am I?

Born on this day in 1893, I worked my butt off to have my voice heard. However, being the first American black woman to sing on the radio was only my first stop on the color-barrier-breaking train. In 1939, I won an Oscar for my role in Gone with the Wind, the first for an African-American.

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The way we were

Steins and songs

Octoberfest is still months away, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't dig up your lederhosen for an old-fashioned beer bash.

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From our Instagram

Fried foods for famished firefighters

Fighting fires is an exhausting affair. Nothing soothes the soul and fills the belly quite like some oliebollen, a Belgian/Dutch beignet.

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Then and now

Richard Roundtree - 1971 to now

Who is the man that would risk neck for his brother, man? Richard Roundtree! He's played Shaft numerous times over 5 decades. No matter the year, he is always styling.

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Hattie McDaniel is today's historical figure.
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