Black Power Today Black World War II chemist Dr. Samuel P. Massie Jr. is noted for his work on uranium isotopes for the atomic bomb. He made history as the first black faculty member of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1966. *Beyoncé’s estimated earnings of $87 million this year were enough to make her the highest-ranking musician on Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s 20 Highest Earners of 2010.

*The NY Times has done a piece on Steve Harvey. With all of his accomplishments over the years and now his recent turn as an author and “relationship guru,” the title of the piece asks if he’s a “Multimedia King?” Former Jackson State golfer Shasta Averyhardt got an early Christmas gift – and a place in history – earlier this month when she qualified for the LPGA Tour., and the county is hoping her presence will give a boost to the economy. *Mary J. Blige is due in Zimbabwe this week to perform her first ever show in Harare, according to New York City surgeon John V. DeGrasse developed several firsts in the medical field in the late 19th century. He was also the subject of a very controversial appointment in the military during the Civil War. DeGrasse received his medical degree with honors from Bowdoin College in 1849. Celebrities and charities often go together, so it’s no surprise that they’re converging in Philadelphia for a weekend of events that will benefit children and families in need. Dr. Herbert Smitherman was a pioneering executive and professional chemist at Proctor & Gamble who led the way for other African-Americans at the prestigious company in the 1960s. He was the first black person with a doctorate hired at Proctor & Gamble.  

For days, I have been thinking about the march in Washington D.C. to “reclaim the dream.”  I wanted to hear what others in attendance thought, not to take their thoughts as my own, but to let the whole experience wash over me before talking or writing about it. Our 24/7, say-it-fast, say-it-first news cycles don’t […] Claude McKay was a pioneering Jamaican-American poet and author during the Harlem Renaissance, who released the first publications of that historic period in black history. Tonight’s a great night to tune in to Home Shopping Network if you love Mary J. Blige and some good beauty products. During the summer of 1919, racially-charged attacks against African-Americans rose heavily in 26 United States cities. This time period came to be labeled by James Weldon Johnson and the NAACP as the Red Summer.