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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, …

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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 …

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Carter G. Woodson

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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 …

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Tuskegee Airmen

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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 …

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Michael Jordan

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Black History Month – Day 17 Spotlight: Michael Jordan You figure since I named my child after Jordan I need to have him somewhere in this Black History Month Spotlight. What more fitting of a day to talk about the greatest player ever – period, than on his birthday. Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 17, …

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Frederick Douglass

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Black History Month – Day 16 Spotlight: Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. He became a major speaker …

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Madam C.J. Walker

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Black History Month – Day 15 Spotlight: Madam C.J. Walker Madam C.J. Walker (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), born Sarah Breedlove, was an African-American businesswoman, hair care entrepreneur and philanthropist. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a hugely successful line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker …

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Quincy Jones

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Black History Month – Day 14 Spotlight: Quincy Jones Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is synonymous with the term ‘American musician’. Born March 14, 1933, Jones is a conductor, record producer, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter who is enjoying a career that spans six decades in the entertainment industry. Jones has a record 79 Grammy Award nominations and …

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Bill Cosby

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Black History Month – Day 13 Spotlight: Bill Cosby For me, another great contributor in American history – partly due to the family relation (yes Bill Cosby is a distant cousin of my family, as is Arthur Ashe). Mr. William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. was born in Philadelphia on July 12, 1937. He is a world-known comedian, actor, author, television …

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Arsenio Hall

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Black History Month – Day 12 Spotlight: Arsenio Hall Actor, comedian, and former talk show host Arsenio Hall just celebrated his birthday – he was born February 12, 1955. Arsenio is best known for his talk show The Arsenio Hall Show, which ran between 1989 and 1994, and his roles in the films Coming to America and Harlem Nights. Hall was …

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BET: Black Entertainment Television

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Black History Month – Day 11 Spotlight: BET (Black Entertainment Television) Black Entertainment Television is a Viacom-owned cable network based in Washington, D.C. It is the most prominent television network targeting young Black-American audiences and is the leading provider of Black-American cultural and entertainment-based programming. The network was launched on January 25, 1980, by its founder, Robert L. Johnson. Most …

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Ambassador Susan E. Rice

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Black History Month – Day 10 Spotlight: Ambassador Susan E. Rice Ambassador Susan E. Rice serves as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and is a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. She was unanimously confirmed to this position by the U.S. Senate on January 22, 2009. Ambassador Rice believes that the United Nations has a vital role in …

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