Thursday, February 23, 2017

YOU HELPED INVENT THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL?

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DID YOU KNOW?
Thanks goes to Mexican Chemist, Luis MIramontes, for co-inventing the first oral contraceptive pill, patented in 1956!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

INVENTING A WIRELESS TELEPHONE BEFORE THE iPHONE

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DID YOU KNOW?
It wasn’t quite an iPhone, but Brazilian Roberto Landell de Moura is credited with inventing and patenting a wireless telephone.

Monday, February 20, 2017

FIRST BLACK AMERICAN FEMALE MILLIONAIRE

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First black female millionaire. She gave most of her money away to charity!!

FIRST BLACK AMERICAN FEMALE CEO

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In 2014 this black female was named one of Forbes most powerful woman in the world!!!

Happy President's Day, America

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Serving two terms as President of the USA, this person proved that we were all equal and could be President regardless of colour, race or creed.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

FIRST BLACK AMERICAN FEMALE DOCTOR TO RECEIVE A MEDICAL PATENT

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In 1988, Dr. Patricia Bath invented a laser treatment that changed the lives of people with cataracts!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Black American who is a Famous Novelist

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James Baldwin wrote many novels. He is best known for his novel  "Go Tell it on the Mountain".

Thursday, February 16, 2017

FROM SLAVERY TO NOVELIST, ANTHROPOLOGIST AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST

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The daughter of two former slaves, ZORA NEALE HURSTON was an African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. 
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Queen salute to Dorothy Dandridge

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In honor of Black History Month...

Born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Dandridge sang at Harlem's famed Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her role in the 1954 block buster hit “Carmen Jones”. 

Dorothy has been called “one of the most stunning women who ever lived.” But her vocal and acting talents were legendary as well. Dandridge was pushed into show business at a young age by her mother and performed with her sister Vivian until her teenage years. Although her later years were troubled and her life was cut short on September 8, 1965 at the age of 42, her body of work has been an inspiration to many. Her ability to break new ground for African American women in film has drawn comparisons between her and baseball great Jackie Robinson.

A Queen salute to Dorothy Dandridge!

Monday, February 13, 2017

RUBY BRIDGES, FIRST BLACK AMERICAN TO ATTEND AN ALL WHITE PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Ruby Bridges' first day in a Louisiana pubiic school in November 1960. She was blocked because America still had problems with segregation.