I Am Not Smarter Than A 4th Grader! My Trip to Niagara Falls, Canada…Part I

This past week I took a few of my favorite girls on a road trip. Niagara Falls, Canada was our destination. I’d planned for months for the perfect trip. I’m a very detailed person so Google became my best friend. I […]

Octavia E. Butler…African American Science Fiction Writer

Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer […]

African American replaces Bill Gates as new chairman of Microsoft.

Have you heard the news? Bill Gates is stepping down as CEO of Microsoft and giving the torch to newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella. While that news made headlines across the world, here’s some more  news worth mentioning. African American […]

Meet the first African American Arctic Explorer…Matthew Alexander Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955) was the first  African America Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly twenty-three years. They made six voyages and spent a total of eighteen years in […]

Bessie Coleman…The first Black woman in the world to earn a pilots license

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an  international pilot license.  Coleman was born on January […]

 

I Am Not Smarter Than A 4th Grader! My Trip to Niagara Falls, Canada…Part I

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This past week I took a few of my favorite girls on a road trip. Niagara Falls, Canada was our destination. I’d planned for months for the perfect trip. I’m a very detailed person so Google became my best friend. I […]

Little Known Black History Facts

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Fact #1 After African-American performer Josephine Baker expatriated to France, she famously smuggled military intelligence to French allies during World War II. She did this by pinning secrets inside her dress, as well as hiding them in her sheet music. Fact #2 […]

Who is Dr. Ben Carson?

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Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream until […]

Little Known Black History Facts

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Fact #1 As a child Muhammad Ali was refused an autograph by his boxing idol, Sugar Ray Robinson. When Ali became a prizefighter, he vowed never to deny an autograph request, which he honored throughout his career. Fact #2 Allensworth is the first […]

Dr. Ralph J. Bunche

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Ralph Johnson Bunche ( August 7, 1903 or 1904  – December 9, 1971) was an American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940′s mediation in Palestine. He was the first African American and person of color to be so honored in the history of the […]

Jane Bolin

Jane Bolin

Jane Matilda Bolin LL.B. (April 11, 1908 – January 8, 2007) was the first African-America woman to graduate from Yale Law School, the first to join the New York City Bar Association, and the first to join the New York City Law Department. […]

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