Monday, February 20, 2017

Jeanette Epps, First black crew member to join international space station

Astronaut, Jeanette Epps, has been selected by NASA to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. This will make Epps the first Black crew member to represent the U.S. on the station.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sarah Rector "Richest Colored Girl in the world"

Sarah Rector, best known for being the "Richest Colored Girl in the world" or the "Millionaire girl a member of the race" Long story short as a result of an agreement between the United States and the Creek Indians, Creeks, and their former slaves, were allotted a plot of land. Rector’s father leased her allotment to the Devonian Oil Company of Pittsburgh. Wildcat oil driller B.B. Jones produced a “gusher” that brought in 2500 barrels a day.  Rector started to receive $300.00 per day. Multiple new wells were also productive, and Rector’s allotment subsequently became part of the famed Cushing-Drumright Field in Oklahoma. Allowing her to make over 11,000.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Architect Who Designed Duke University Years Before He Could Have Attended It

1902 Julian F. Abele Graduated From The University Of Pennsylvania With A Degree In Architecture He Designed Duke University, He Was The First Black Graduate Of The University Of Pennsylvania! (more)
 

What happens when two exes confront each other about cheating?

As I scrolled through facebook in the midst of taking a break from homework, I came across this video. This touched me because the older I get the more I find it necessary for healthy closure to certain types of relationships. Especially, ones that could affect future ones. Having two exes sit face to face for an honest conversation about the events that took place in their relationship, the why it all happened and being allowed the ability to I apologize is just... WOW! awesomeness...This video and several others were created by The Scene


Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Black History Month: Ibtihaj Muhammad


Ibtihaj Muhammad
OCCUPATION
BIRTH DATE
December 4, 1985
PLACE OF BIRTH
Maplewood, New Jersey

Just last year, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim woman wearing a hijab to represent the United States at the Olympics. She also became the first female Muslim-American athlete to win an Olympic medal in the team sabre event at the Summer Games in Rio. (Bio)

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Black History Month: Norma Sklarek

Architect

BIRTH DATE
April 1926 - February 2012

PLACE OF BIRTH
Harlem, New York


Norma Sklarek was the first licensed African-American female architect and the first black female fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trump's Ban

This past weekend has really been crazy for me and for this country. Our new President has really been abusing his power his first week in office. Citizens are literally begging Congress to step in and stand by the constitution that they so proudly claim to uphold! (Side-eye) But they haven;t done much as of yet. Right now, I'm not really going to say to much because I will become really upset and the way my temper is set up, it is not worth it. It's 2017, I'm am working on being a better me. But i will say this ****** has to go!  In the words of our previous President...

"That's not American. That's not who we are..."