VIA: BIOGRAPHY.COM Inventor and manufacturer, born in Canada. His African-American parents had fled from Kentucky to escape slavery. He showed an early talent for mechanical innovations, and in Ypsilanti, MI he devloped lubricators for steam engines (1870). In 1882 he moved to Detroit, where he perfected his lubricating cup, still widely used to provide a […]

Anyone born in the 60’s and 70’s knows something about the Black Panther Party. On February 17th, 1968, their leader Huey P. Newton was on trial for the shooting of some police officers. Back then the police in California and the United States Government were doing anything in their power to bring the party down. […]

VIA: FINDARTICLES.COM We are celebrating the top 30 African Americans who have helped shape and mold society into what we know today for African Americans.

https://vimeo.com/254782459 As the saying goes, you don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you come from. And for many Black people, especially during Black History Month, those words prove to be so true when presented with some related trivia. Kazeem Famuyide, a 30-year-old sports journalist from New York City, likely represents a […]

https://vimeo.com/254782452 There may be nothing sweeter than success, but the road to achieving it should involve some ironic and unanticipated twists and turns that should seem like more like a detour than a shortcut. At least that’s how sports journalist Kazeem Famuyide explained his circuitous route to becoming a media professional. His words of wisdom? […]

https://vimeo.com/254782441 Seeing is believing, and so it only makes sense that the imagery associated with certain successes can many times provide the inspiration to turn an idea into reality. Perhaps nowhere else is this more true than with African-Americans, who still have a ways to go but have managed to make great strides in having […]