Madam C.J. Walker

March 1, 2018 0

Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, created specialized hair products for African-American hair and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. Who Was Madam C.J. Walker? Madam C.J. Walker was […]

Malcolm X – Activist and Civil Rights Leader

February 12, 2018 0

African-American leader and prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the 1950s and ’60s.   Who Was Malcolm X and What Did He Do? […]

Sheryl Underwood : Black Female Comedian

November 16, 2017 0

Sheryl Patrice Underwood (born October 28, 1963)[1] is an American comedian, actress and television host. She first rose to prominence in the comedy world as the first female finalist in 1989’s Miller Lite Comedy Search. […]

Majorie Joyner invented the permanent wave machine.

December 26, 2016 0

  Majorie Joyner invented the permanent wave machine. This device, patented in 1928, curled or “permed” women’s hair for a relatively lengthy period of time. Invented a permanent wave machine that added curl to straight […]

George Carruthers, an Ohio scientist,

July 19, 2016 0

George Carruthers, an Ohio scientist, has gained international recognition for his work on ultraviolet observations of the earth’s upper atmosphere and of astronomical phenomena. Ultraviolet light is the electromagnetic radiation between visible light and x-rays. […]

Dr. Percy Harris

April 4, 2016 0

Dr. Percy Harris was Linn County’s first African American Medical Examiner. In 1977, he was the second African American named to the State Board of Regents.

KHAS Featured story on KGAN

March 24, 2016 0

See KGAN Video   Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) — Cedar Rapids has been ranked 3rd in the nation for places to start a minority business and there are a lot of things that make that […]

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