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January 25, 2013

Google Celebrates Black History Month

It is incredibly awesome to see an organization like Google recognize the contributions and necessity of a diverse workforce.

Google is partnering with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Black Founders and NewMe to host a celebration in honor of Black History Month.

This event will be held at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View on Tuesday February 5, 2013. Talks, networking, snacks and entertainment are on the agenda.

Diversity statement from Google

At Google, we don’t just accept difference – we thrive on it. We celebrate it. And we support it, for the benefit of our employees, our users, and our culture.

Having Googlers with a [...]

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December 28, 2011

Black History – The Future Looks Bright [infographic]

Black History Month isn’t officially for a couple of months, but I wanted to get a head start on some positive news about the continual positive momentum within the African-American community.

I really like this infographic that shows population growth, veteran status, education achievements, and the growth of black-owned businesses.

Poverty levels and health insurance coverage are still aspects that seriously need to be addressed, but overall – I’m saying things are looking extremely bright.

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February 19, 2011

Carter G. Woodson

Black History Month – Day 19 Spotlight: Carter G. Woodson

Carter Godwin Woodson was an African-American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to value and study Black History. He recognized and acted upon the importance of a people having an awareness and knowledge of their contributions to humanity, and left behind an impressive legacy.

A founder of Journal of Negro History, Dr. Woodson is known as the Father of Black History.

Desire For Education

Woodson was born on December 19, 1875, in New Canton, Virginia, the son of former slaves [...]

 
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February 18, 2011

Tuskegee Airmen

Black History Month – Day 18 Spotlight: Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of a group of African American pilots who fought in World War II. Formally, they were the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps.

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states still were subject to racist Jim Crow laws. The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subject to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army.

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