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The Inventor Who Bought the Plantation Where He Was Once Enslaved

Posted by Alyssa Rachelle Benjamin Montgomery was born an enslaved African in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. His master was Joseph Davis, a Mississippi planter and older brother of future

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Meet Engineer Benjamin Montgomery

Posted by Alyssa Rachelle Benjamin Montgomery was born an enslaved African in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. His master was Joseph Davis, a Mississippi planter and older brother of future

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First African-American Woman “Certified Public Radio Traffic Director”

By Kenny F. Jean WXXI-AM/FM/TV has been Rhonda’s “home” for 27 years, beginning there as an Intern in Television, then following graduation, working her way up the ladder and being

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TO LEARN, AND PRACTICE DAILY, OUR OWN STORY

By David A. Anderson “Our fathers and mothers came here; lived, loved and built here. At this place, their love and labor rose like the sun, and gave strength and meaning

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Gwen Jimmere, the First African American to Hold a Patent for Natural Hair Care Product

All too often, African-American women dread washing their hair, since it can take multiple hours or even a whole day. Not only did entrepreneur Gwen Jimmere create a solution to

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Bill Cosby arraigned, doesn’t enter plea

By Mariano Castillo and Jason Hanna, CNN   (CNN)Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault in relation to a 2004 accusation in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Cosby, whose legacy as

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Teaching the Truth About America’s History: Only the Truth Can Make Us Free | Marian Wright Edelman

Who is writing and influencing the history our children are taught? Should a few education officials in Texas or any state drive decisions about what all of our children learn

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Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, famed hoops jester, dies at 83

By Brandon Griggs, CNN (CNN)George “Meadowlark” Lemon, the basketball star who entertained millions of fans around the world with his antics as a longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters, died

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‘Race Penalty’: Economic Policy Institute Study Finds Unemployment Among Black College Graduates Is the Same as Whites with a High School Diploma

A new study on the subject of Black vs. white unemployment is not a new story, reflecting what we have known for years– Black unemployment is double that of the

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The Powers Building

History The Powers Building has enjoyed a history as one of Rochester’s most remarkable commercial structures. Daniel Powers began construction of his building in 1865 and after it’s initial completion