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Mary T. Washington: 1st African American Female Certified Public Accountant (CPA) In The U.S.

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Mary Thelma Washington

Mary T. Washington (1906-2005), the first African American female CPA in the U.S. was born in Vickburg, MS. She went to live with her maternal grandparents in Chicago at the age of 6 when her mother died. After high school graduation, she took a job with Binga State Bank; a black owned bank. The bank’s vice president, Arthur Wilson, who was also her supervisor took note of her bookkeeping skills and encouraged her to pursue higher education. She enrolled in Northwestern University’s School of Business in Chicago. She was the only one in the program, as well as the only African American. Washington was very fair-skinned, her fellow students and instructors thought she was white. Continue reading “Mary T. Washington: 1st African American Female Certified Public Accountant (CPA) In The U.S.”

December 8, 1999 – Jurors Reaches Verdict In Civil Trial That U.S. Government Participated In Conspiracy To Kill Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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 On December 8, 1999, in a civil trial in Memphis, TN, jurors reached the unanimous verdict that Dr. King was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. In an interview after the verdict, Coretta Scott King stat that the mafia, local, state, and federal government agencies were involved in the assassination of Dr. King.
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“Those Who Love Peace Must Learn To Organize As Effectively As Those Who Love War.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“I Have A Dream.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Cake Mix Controversy: Scholastic Pulls George Washington Book Due To Its Depiction of Slaves

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“A Birthday Cake For George Washington” was released to the public on January 5, 2016. Since it’s release it has received much criticism for its characterization of Washington’s slave cook, Hercules, and his daughter Delia. Scholastic is now saying that the book may give a “false impression” of slave life and is pulling the book from publication.  In a statement, Scholastic said, “While we have great respect for the integrity and scholarship of the author, illustrator and editor, we believe that, without more historical background on the evils of slavery than this book for younger children can provide, the book may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves and therefore should be withdrawn.” Continue reading “Cake Mix Controversy: Scholastic Pulls George Washington Book Due To Its Depiction of Slaves”

Quote: True Peace Is Not Merely The Absence Of Tension: It Is The Presence Of Justice -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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11 Little Known Facts About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 11 Little Known Facts About MLK

  1. MLK loved Star Trek
  2. MLK entered Morehouse College at age 15
  3. MLK earned his doctorate by age 25
  4. MLK was posthumously awarded a grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording in 1971 for his speech, “Why I Oppose The Vietnam War”.
  5. The March on Washington was actually his second, ‘I Have A Dream Speech”. First speech was made in Detroit in June, 1963.
  6. MLK felt the hostility demonstrated towards him in Chicago was deeper than what he received from states in the south such as Mississippi and Alabama.

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Happy 74th Birthday Muhammad Ali

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New Test To Detect Breast Cancer Developed By Breast Cancer Survivor Angela Courtney

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Angela Courtney & Michael Gilson

 Angela Courtney, a 2015 Ph.D graduate of the University of California, Davis has developed a new test to detect invasive breast cancer! She developed the test shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer herself. Courtney was determined to develop a test that would detect breast cancer without the risk or cost of mammograms. Continue reading “New Test To Detect Breast Cancer Developed By Breast Cancer Survivor Angela Courtney”

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