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Bio- George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver (January 1864[1][2] – January 5, 1943), was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864.[1] Carver’s reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to…

Super Bowl XLVI Biz

KICKOFF @ 6:30 pm est The Super Bowl is a big game for NFL fans and players, and it’s arguably an  even bigger day for business interests surrounding the event. Here’s a look at  some of the stats that have nothing whatsoever to do with what happens on the  field, but a lot concerning how…

Bio- Paul Cuffe

(1759-1817)     Entrepreneur, sea captain, social activist, philanthropist, colonizationist and leader who fought for the empowerment of African Americans. By Vanessa Julye The 1842 seal of Captain Paul Cuffe, showing his brig Traveler in which he provided passage for freed slaves to Sierra Leone (photo courtesy New Bedford Whaling Museum).Paul Cuffe was born in Cuttyhunk,…

Bio- Madame CJ Walker

Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 on a Delta, Louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs. Orphaned at age seven, she often said, “I got my start by giving myself a start.” She and…

Bio- Carter G. Woodson

Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 –  April 3, 1950)[1] was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African American history. A founder of Journal of Negro History (now titled The Journal of…

Bio- Booker T Washington

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and political leader. He was the dominant figure in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery, he spoke on behalf of the large…

Bio- AG Gaston

Birmingham entrepreneur and businessman A. G. Gaston (1892-1996), was one of the most successful African American business owners in Alabama. Gaston overcame humble beginnings and racial discrimination to build a $40 million business empire, which included a savings and loan bank, business college, construction company, motel, real estate business, burial insurance company, two cemeteries, and…

Strait of Hormuz

A narrow channel of water linking the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Through which 20% of the worlds oil travels.       US Aircraft Carrier In Waters Off Iran Amid Threat To  Block Strait Of Hormuz (RTTNews) – The United States has sent another aircraft carrier to  the Arabian Sea off the…