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December 2015

Dr. Samuel L. Kountz, Jr: A Trailblazer In Organ Transplants

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Dr. Samuel Kountz, Jr (1930-1951) was a medical pioneer and trailblazer in the area organ transplants. Dr. Kountz and Dr. Roy Cohn conducted the first successful kidney transplant where the donor and recipient were close relatives but not twins in 1961. Continue reading “Dr. Samuel L. Kountz, Jr: A Trailblazer In Organ Transplants”

Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson: Educator Extraordinaire, Phenomenal Philanthropist, and Founder The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

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Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson

 Dr. Frederick D. Patterson (1901-1988) was an acclaimed educator, third president of President of Tuskegee University, and founder of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Patterson was named after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. He was orphaned at the age of 2 when both of his parents died of tuberculosis. He was raised by his older sister in Texas. Patterson attended Prairie View A & M where he earned a teaching certificate in 1915. He received a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1923 (at the age of 22) and a Master of Science degree in 1927. Both degrees were obtained from Iowa State University. He also earned a second doctorate from Cornell University in 1933. Patterson was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Patterson joined Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama in 1928. He would become president of Tuskegee in 1935-1953. One of his greatest accomplishments while there was to lead the creation of Tuskegee’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1944. Continue reading “Dr. Frederick Douglass Patterson: Educator Extraordinaire, Phenomenal Philanthropist, and Founder The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)”

The Origins of Santa Claus: A Turkish Man With A Black Side Kick In Charge Of Distributing Gifts

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Many are unaware that for Americans, Santa has been transformed from a Turkish Saint with a Black side kick named Peter to a white man in a red suit.  Though much of his history is that of fairy tales and fantasy, it is interesting to consider his origins. Continue reading “The Origins of Santa Claus: A Turkish Man With A Black Side Kick In Charge Of Distributing Gifts”

Enough Already With Bashing Steve Harvey!

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And this my friends is the real truth!

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Are You Free?

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Quote: Black History Didn’t Start With Slavery -Unknown

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Quote: Black History didn’t start with slavery -Unknown Continue reading “Quote: Black History Didn’t Start With Slavery -Unknown”

Civil Rights icon Daisy Elliott dies at 98

Daisy Elliott, a civil rights activist who authored Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, died Tuesday at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

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4 Phenomenal African American Women

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(Left To Right) Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chishlom, & Marian Anderson

Earlier today we asked our Black Mail Readers to identify the phenomenal women in this photo.  They are (left to right) Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chishlom, & Marian Anderson.

Oh No She Didn’t! Woman Facing 5 Years In Prison For Putting Image of Confederate Flag On Black Co-Worker’s Desk

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58 year old Susan Thompson left a print image of the Confederate flag on her black co-worker’s desk shortly after the church shooting at Emmanuel AME Church in South Carolina where 9 people were shot and killed in June 2015. She then lied about it.

Thompson who is white is now facing up to five years in prison. She initially lied to federal investigators twice but eventually admitted that she placed the image on her co-worker’s desk. Continue reading “Oh No She Didn’t! Woman Facing 5 Years In Prison For Putting Image of Confederate Flag On Black Co-Worker’s Desk”

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