VIA: MarketWatch.Com HOUSTON, Feb 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African American to walk in space, and ExxonMobil announced today that more than 1,500 middle school students will participate in free science camps this summer. The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps will be hosted in 30 universities across the […]
VIA: TheKennedyCenter.Org (singer; born February 27, 1897, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Most Americans best remember Marian Anderson for her conscience-grabbing concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, 1939 after she was denied the use of Constitution Hall, an arena that, from 1935 to 1952, opened its doors to white artists only. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, appalled […]
VIA: RedHotJazz.Com Mamie Smith was the first to record blues songs in 1920 with her versions of Perry Bradford’s “Crazy Blues”, and “It’ s Right Here for You” on Okeh Records. The record was a wild success, selling over a million copies in less than a year, and finally ending up selling over two million […]
VIA: TheHuffingtonPost.Com 26 year old Joshua Dubois has definitely made a name for himself. Dubois has recently been appointed to the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships by President Obama. See this video from the Prayer Breakfast where President Obama made is announcement:
VIA: Diahann Carroll Official Website Diahann Carroll is the consummate entertainer. So varied and dynamic are her gifts that she continually astounds fans and critics alike with her versatility and magnetism. She is one of America’s major performing talents appearing in nightclubs, the Broadway stage, a Las Vegas headliner, in motion pictures and television. Diahann […]
Melinda Hightower, a student at The University of Virginia. Starting from humble beginnings in Detroit, Melinda has gone on to earn an MBA from The University of Chicago, an undergraduate degree from Cornell and was rated as one of the top debaters in the world. Read her story here.
In the summer of 1908, the country was shocked by the account of the race riots at Springfield, Illinois. Here, in the home of Abraham Lincoln, a mob containing many of the town's "best citizens," raged for two days, killed and wounded scores of Negroes, and drove thousands from the city. And because of this the NAACP was born.
Venus and Serena Williams have been on top of their game for a long time, and have made a name for themselves in more than just the tennis world. Serena with her own fashion line and the two of them becoming part owners of the Miami Dolphins. Take a look back at how the sisters started their career here.
Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Read more on her story here.
Haeley Vaughn is an ambition young girl who has set her eyes on being the first African American Pop Country Mainstream singer, and she has gotten herself off to a good start. Check out her American Idol audition that had Simone Cowell enamored with her.