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"Four Eleven Forty-Four", or "4-11-44" is a phrase that has been used repeatedly in popular music and as a reference to numbers allegedly chosen by poor African Americans for the purpose of gambling on lotteries. [1]

36 relations: African-American family structure, Al Grey, Bert Williams, Blues, Bob Cole (composer), Booker Ervin, Charles Fey, Coon song, Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon, George Walker (vaudeville), Herbert Asbury, How the Other Half Lives, J. Fred Helf, Jacob Riis, Jawbone (musician), Jazz, Little Nemo, Liverpool, Lottery, Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, Musical theatre, Numbers game, Pan-African flag, Papa Charlie Jackson, Pete Wylie, Pieces of a Dream (band), Pony Poindexter, Popular music, Rosa Henderson, Slot machine, Stereotype, The Blasters, The Major (play), The New York Times, Will A. Heelan, Winsor McCay.

African-American family structure

The family structure of African-Americans has long been a matter of national public policy interest.

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Al Grey

Al Grey (June 6, 1925 – March 24, 2000) was a jazz trombonist who is most remembered for his association with the Count Basie orchestra.

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Bert Williams

Bert Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was a Bahamian American entertainer, one of the pre-eminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time.

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Blues

Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Bob Cole (composer)

Robert Allen "Bob" Cole (July 1, 1868 – August 2, 1911) was an African American composer, actor, playwright, and stage producer and director.

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Booker Ervin

Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – August 31, 1970) was an American tenor saxophone player.

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Charles Fey

Charles Fey (born August Fey in Vöhringen, Bavaria) (September 9, 1862 – November 10, 1944) was a San Francisco mechanic best known for inventing the slot machine.

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Coon song

Coon songs were a genre of music that presented a stereotyped image of black people.

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Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon

"Every Race Has a Flag but the Coon" was a song written by Will A. Heelan, and J. Fred Helf that was popular in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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George Walker (vaudeville)

George Walker (1872 or 1873 – 1911) was an American vaudevillian.

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Herbert Asbury

Herbert Asbury (September 1, 1889 – February 24, 1963) was an American journalist and writer best known for his books detailing crime during the 19th and early-20th centuries, such as Gem of the Prairie: An Informal History of the Chicago Underworld, The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld and The Gangs of New York.

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How the Other Half Lives

How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York (1890) is an early publication of photojournalism by Jacob Riis, documenting squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s.

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J. Fred Helf

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Jacob Riis

Jacob August Riis (May 3, 1849 – May 26, 1914) was a Danish-American social reformer, Georgist, "muckraking" journalist and social documentary photographer.

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Jawbone (musician)

Jawbone is the pseudonym of Bob Zabor, an American blues musician from Detroit.

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Jazz

Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Little Nemo

Little Nemo is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Winsor McCay.

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Liverpool

Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.

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Lottery

A lottery is a form of gambling that involves the drawing of numbers for a prize.

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Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, known as Sissieretta Jones, (January 5, 1868 or 1869 – June 24, 1933) was an American soprano.

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Musical theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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Numbers game

The numbers game, also known as the numbers racket, the policy racket, the Italian lottery, the policy game, or the daily number, is a form of illegal gambling or illegal lottery played mostly in poor and working class neighborhoods in the United States, wherein a bettor attempts to pick three digits to match those that will be randomly drawn the following day.

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Pan-African flag

The Pan-African flag—also known as the UNIA flag, Afro-American flag and Black Liberation Flag—is a tri-color flag consisting of three equal horizontal bands of (from top down) red, black and green.

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Papa Charlie Jackson

Papa Charlie Jackson (November 10, 1887 – May 7, 1938) was an early American bluesman and songster who accompanied himself with a banjo guitar, a guitar, or a ukulele.

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Pete Wylie

Peter James Wylie (born 22 March 1958) is an English singer/songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of the band variously known as Wah!, Wah! Heat, Shambeko! Say Wah!, JF Wah!, The Mighty Wah! and Wah! The Mongrel.

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Pieces of a Dream (band)

Pieces of a Dream is an American R&B and jazz fusion group.

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Pony Poindexter

Norwood "Pony" Poindexter (February 8, 1926, New Orleans, Louisiana – April 14, 1988, Oakland, California) was an American jazz saxophonist.

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Popular music

Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Rosa Henderson

Rosa Henderson (November 24, 1896 – April 6, 1968) was an American jazz and classic female blues singer and vaudeville entertainer of the Harlem Renaissance era.

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Slot machine

A slot machine (American English), known variously as a fruit machine (British English), puggy (Scottish English), the slots (Canadian and American English), poker machine/pokies (Australian English and New Zealand English), or simply slot (American English), is a casino gambling machine with three or more reels which spin when a button is pushed.

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Stereotype

In social psychology, a stereotype is an over-generalized belief about a particular category of people.

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The Blasters

The Blasters are a rock and roll band formed in 1978 in Downey, California, by brothers Phil Alvin (vocals and guitar) and Dave Alvin (guitar), with bass guitarist John Bazz and drummer Bill Bateman.

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The Major (play)

The Major is an 1881 comedic play produced by Edward Harrigan and Tony Hart.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Will A. Heelan

Will A. Heelan was an American lyricist during the early 20th century.

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Winsor McCay

Zenas Winsor McCay (– 1934) was an American cartoonist and animator.

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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Eleven_Forty_Four

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