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Meet the $100 Million Woman Who Created the “Love & Hip Hop” Franchise

Oct 25, 2018 01:20 pm

Mona Scott-Young is one of cable television’s most sought after executives. She is the CEO of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment, which is best known for creating and producing VH1’s most popular docu-franchise Love & Hip Hop. Mona herself created the original franchise of Love & Hip Hop: New York, which premiered in 2011. It’s remarkable […]

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[Video]Frederick D. Patterson – America’s Only Black Car Manufacturer

Oct 25, 2018 01:20 pm

Frederick Douglas Patterson (1871 – 1932) was an American entrepreneur, the first African American to manufacture cars. He was known for the Greenfield-Patterson automobile of 1915, which was constructed in Ohio. He later converted his business to the Greenfield Bus Body Company. More videos at www.BlockStarzTV.com LIKE us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/oscarmicheauxdocumentary via Youtube Channel source

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Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia’s first female president

Oct 25, 2018 01:20 pm

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa’s only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women. […]

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Meet the First African American Entrepreneur to Develop His Own 4G LTE Smart Phone

Oct 25, 2018 01:20 pm

Freddie Figgers is an inventor, computer programmer, software engineer, and entrepreneur. He is the youngest person in history to hold a FCC license, which allows him to operate his own cell phone company. Founded in Quincy, Florida, his company, Figgers Communications, has already developed and is soon to be released the Figgers F2 4G LTE […]

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Lincoln Motion Picture Company: Considered The First All Black Movie Production Unit In The Country

Oct 25, 2018 01:20 pm

#African American audiences were generally ignored by the major motion picture studios in the first two decades of the 20th Century. Nonetheless, demand for films aimed at #black theaters in both the South and larger Northern cities prompted the formation of several “black” motion picture production companies. Most of these black-owned enterprises were outside of southern California. Ebony Films […]

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How This Powerful Academic Established Schools Educating Thousands Of Blacks, Hawaiians, & Native Americans

Oct 25, 2018 01:20 pm

Betsey Stockton was born into #slavery, and emerged as a religious and academic pioneer. She was instrumental in bringing formal education to indigenous Hawaiians and Native Americans, and in establishing numerous schools. A Young Missionary Sets Sail Stockton was born sometime in 1798, into childhood slavery in Princeton, New Jersey. The identity of her parents […]

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State of North Carolina vs. Negro Will: A Celebrated N.C. Supreme Court Decision (1834)

Oct 25, 2018 01:20 pm

State v. Negro Will, a celebrated 1834 North Carolina Supreme Court decision standing for the general proposition that if a slave in self-defense, under circumstances strongly calculated to excite passions of terror and resentment, kills his overseer or master, the homicide is not murder but manslaughter. Justice William Gaston wrote the opinion for a unanimous […]

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Robert Robinson Taylor: First Black Graduate Of MIT

Oct 25, 2018 01:20 pm

Robert R. Taylor, an African American architect, was born on this date in 1868. Born in Wilmington, N.C., Robert Robinson Taylor came from a middle-class family. His father, Henry, was the son of a white slave owner and a Black mother. The elder Taylor had been allowed to go into business for himself before the […]

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