Celebrate Black History Month with of the Gift of Knowledge

3 02 2017

History of Black Business – Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. (See in iBooks.)

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Four areas of entrepreneurship laid the underpinning of Black businesses today: adventurers with successful economic ventures, inventors, insurance company owners, and bankers. The History of Black Business explores African-American-owned businesses in the United States during the eighteen, nineteen, and twentieth centuries through a series of case studies which we all should know, but probably do not. The History of Black Business is a quick, enjoyable and enlightening way to increase your African-American-owned business IQ.

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KX Classic – The History of Black Business – Hard Cover Book
The History of Black Business is a classic African-American text which chronicles the history of African-American business in the United States from 1619 to 2008, the date of its last publishing. This book is designed for the general reader and chronicles the history of African-American-owned business from the inception of this country until now. Packed with information not widely available, The History of Black Business offers a panoramic view of African-American-owned business never before published in one place. The book provides several frameworks with which to view Black business.

First, the history of African-American-owned businesses before 1970 is chronicledEarl Graves Rec with a plethora of success stories from before the American Revolution through Slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement. Learn about
Johnson Products, BET, Harpo, Johnson Publishing, North Carolina Mutual, TLC Beatrice and Motown. Written by two Harvard-educated researchers, this book presents a simple, yet well documented overview of the history of Black business.

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African-American History person of the day! Jesse Binga, Chicago banker and entrepreneur.

25 02 2016



African-American History person of the day! – Edward Alexander Bouchet

25 02 2016

First African-American to attend Yale, first African-American male elected into Phi Beta Kappa; one of only 6 PhDs in Physics in the country at the time.


African-American History person of the day – Howard P. Drew

25 02 2016

Schoolboy Olympian, original “World’s Fastest Human,” scholar, soldier, lawyer, first African-American judge in Connecticut.



African-American History Person of the Day – Sarah Elisabeth Goode

25 02 2016

One of the first African-American women to obtain a patent from the United States government in 1885



African History person of the day – Percy Lavon Julian

25 02 2016

An African American man chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones progesterone and testosterone from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol. His work laid the foundation for the steroid drug industry’s production of cortisone, other corticosteroids, and birth control pills.



African American History Person of the Day – Louisa Lulu Matilda Jacobs

25 02 2016

Teacher, equal rights activist, and entrepreneur



African-American History Person of the Day – Annie Turbo Malone

25 02 2016

Entrepreneur, philanthropist; mentor to America’s first female millionaire, Madame CJ Walker. http://www.blackpast.org/aah/annie-turnbo-malone-1869-1957





Happy Valentine’s Day! African-American fact of the day!

15 02 2016

What more appropriate on Valentine’s Day than remembering Mildred and Richard Loving and the 1967 Loving v Virginia case that did away with 300 years of anti-miscegenation laws. Their last name could not have been more perfect. http://www.blackpast.org/perspectives/what-comes-naturally-loving-v-virginia-case-historical-perspective-0

Welcome to Black History Month!

1 02 2016

Welcome to a whole month dedicated to increasing your American history IQ!

Carter Godwin Woodson pioneered the celebration of “Negro History Week” in 1926, (second week in February), to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and Frederick Douglass (February 14th). That week of recognition has been extended to a full month and is now known as Black History Month.

Ever since 1976, every U.S. President has officially designated February as a time to celebrate and learn history related to Americans of African descent. History.com


Carver Woodson