Category: Black History Month

Bobby Seale-Political Activist, Co-Founder Black Panther Party!

Bobby Seale
Bobby Seale

Bobby Seale is an American political activist best known for co-founding the Black Panther Party.  His work primarily focused on protecting the rights of individuals specifically the accused to ensure the right to a fair trial and due process as well as individual rights such as: freedom of thought/conscience, speech/expression, religion, press, movement and association.

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Dr. Patricia Bath-Invented Laserphaco Device & Technique!

Dr. Patricia Bath
Dr. Patricia Bath

Dr. Patricia Bath is a laser scientist and inventor who discovered laserphaco probe, a new device and technique used to remove cataracts.  She is also the first woman to chair an ophthalmology residency program in the United States and first to be appointed to the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine Jules Stein Eye Institute.    (more…)

Dr. Philip Emeagwali-Inventor World’s Fastest Computer!

Philip Emeagwali
Dr. Philip Emeagwali

Nigerian born Dr. Philip Emeagwali (61), is credited with inventing the world’s fastest computer.  Often called the Bill Gates of Africa, like many African schoolchildren dropped out of school at age 14 because his father could no longer afford his school fees.  At home, he continued his learning and with discipline was able to establish a routine solving 100 math problems an hour.    (more…)

Black History Month 2015!

Black History Month
Black History Month 2015

Did you know this month-long observation began in 1926 as Negro History week under the suggestion of historian Carter G. Woodson. It was later expanded in 1976 to become Black History Month as we know and celebrate today.  (more…)