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Black History:Madame C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker was a female entrepreneur who created specialized hair products for African Americans and became the first female self-made millionaire in America. She cumulated her fortune through hard work, innovative ideas, and a fierce dedication to her craft and her people. By the time of her passing in 1919, Walker had built one of the largest African American owned manufacturing companies in the world with an international network of over 15,000 Madame Walker agents, beauty schools in three states, and a 32 room mansion at Irvington-on-the-Hudson, New York.

Black History Month

Adah Belle Thoms was an African American nurse and one of the first nurses inducted into the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame when it was established in 1976. Thoms cofounded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses. She was also director of the Lincoln School for Nurses and fought for African Americans to serve as army nurses during World War I.

Black History Month

A famous dress and costume designer, Zelda Wynn Valdes was known for her curve accentuating gowns for many celebrities like Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, and Ella Fitzgerald. She was the first African American to own a store on Broadway when she opened her own boutique, Chez Zelda in 1948. Zelda also served as the chapter president of the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers and was the head costume designer of the Dance Theater of Harlem. She was commissioned by Hugh Heffner to create the first Playboy Bunny costume and her bold sexy creation sealed her spot in fashion history.

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A Kenyan artist living in Brooklyn, New York, Wangechi Mutu is considered one of the most important contemporary African artists of recent years, and her work has achieved much global acclaim. A modern day feminist, Wangechi uses gender inequality, racism, over-consumption, environmental issues as subject matter in her art. She currently has an exhibit, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, at the Brooklyn Museum through March 9, 2014.

Black History

Althea Gibson became the first African-American to play in, and win, the women’s singles title at Wimbledon in 1957. In total, she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Black History Month:Eleanor Roosevelt

In 1938, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged the segregation rules at the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham, Alabama, so she could sit next to African-American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune. Roosevelt would come to refer to Bethune as “her closest friend in her age group.”

Black History Month: Did You Know?

Before becoming a professional musician, Chuck Berrystudied to be a hairdresser.

Chuck Berry‘s famous “duck walk” dance originated in 1956, when Berry attempted to hide wrinkles in his trousers by shaking them out with his now-signature body movements.

Black History Month:Black History Month

After African-American performer Josephine Bakerexpatriated to France, she famously smuggled military intelligence to French allies during World War II. She did this by pinning secrets inside her dress, as well as hiding them in her sheet music.

Black History Month:

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on friend Maya Angelou’s birthday, on April 5, 1968. Angelou stopped celebrating her birthday for years afterward, and sent flowers to King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, for more than 30 years, until Coretta’s death in 2006.

Black History Month:

Before Wally Amos became famous for his “Famous Amos” chocolate chip cookies, he was a talent agent at the William Morris Agency, where he worked with the likes of the Supremes and Simon & Garfunkel.

Black History Month: Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township

Allensworth is the first all-black Californian township, founded and financed by African-Americans. Created by Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth in 1908, the town was built with the intention of establishing a self-sufficient city where African-Americans could live their lives free of racial prejudice.

 

Black History Month: Fannie Lou Hamer

An American voting rights activist and civil rights leader, Fannie Lou Hamer was instrumental in encouraging African-Americans to register to vote. Hamer also worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which fought racial segregation and injustice in the South. In 1964, she helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and attended the Democratic National Convention that year. Hamer gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and activist of civil rights through her deep religious values and plain-spoken manner.

Black History

 

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington, born into slavery, educator, author, orator, and advisor to US Presidents

Shirley Chisholm

THIS FRIDAY, the postal service will honor Shirley Chisholm, the politician who shattered race and gender barriers when she became the first Black woman elected to Congress in 1972, with her own stamp.

Check out which other prominent African-Americans have been recognized by the United States Postal Service through their Black Heritage Stamp Series: http://bet.us/1ln7Cty

2 Chainz Arrested For Weed Grinder

2 Chainz Arrested For Weed Grinder in UMES   Hair Weave Killer Calls Police Out on Twitter

2 Chainz Arrested For Weed Grinder in UMES Hair Weave Killer Calls Police Out on Twitter.

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Freedom riders

Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to test the United States Supreme Court decisions Boynton v. Virginia (1960)[1] and Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia (1946).[2] The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961,[3] and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17.[4]
Boynton outlawed racial segregation in the restaurants and waiting rooms in terminals serving buses that crossed state lines. Five years prior to the Boynton ruling, the Interstate Commerce Commission had issued a ruling in Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company that had explicitly denounced the Plessy v. Ferguson doctrine of separate but equal in interstate bus travel. The ICC failed to enforce its ruling, and Jim Crow travel laws remained in force throughout the South.
The Freedom Riders challenged this status quo by riding various forms of public transportation in the South to challenge local laws or customs that enforced segregation. The Freedom Rides, and the violent reactions they provoked, bolstered the credibility of the American Civil Rights Movement. They called national attention to the disregard for the federal law and the local violence used to enforce segregation in the southern United States. Police arrested riders for trespassing, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other alleged offenses, but they often let white mobs attack them without intervention.
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) sponsored most of the subsequent Freedom Rides, but some were also organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The Freedom Rides followed dramatic sit-ins against segregated lunch counters, conducted by students and youth throughout the South, and boycotts of retail establishments that maintained segregated facilities, beginning in 1960.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Boynton supported the right of interstate travelers to disregard local segregation ordinances, Southern local and state police considered their actions as criminal and arrested the Freedom Riders. In some localities, the police cooperated with Ku Klux Klan chapters and other whites opposing the actions and allowed mobs to attack the riders

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