Search

Black Mail Blog

Black History: Special Delivery!!

Month

March 2021

Enjoy Using GIFs? Thank African American Tech CEO Lisa Gelobter

Black History:  Special Delivery!!

Lisa Gelobter (1971 – )

African American computer scientist Lisa Gelobter (1971 – ) has played an integral role in bringing several internet technologies to market.  Perhaps her most recognized project is developing the animation that is used to create GIFs.  Gelobter previously worked as the Chief Digital Service Officer for the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration.  She also worked as Chief Digital Officer for BET. Little is known about her background.  Being a technology executive, she is likely very adept at keeping her digital footprint to a minimum!  Gelobter is a 1991 graduate of Brown University.  There she earned a computer science degree with an emphasis in artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

Continue reading “Enjoy Using GIFs? Thank African American Tech CEO Lisa Gelobter”

Florinda Soriano Munoz, “Mama Tingo”: Afro-Latina Farmers Rights Activist

Black History:  Special Delivery!!

Mamá Tingó: “la tierra es de quien la siembra, por eso esta tierra es mía”  - CDN - El Canal de Noticias de los Dominicanos
Florinda Soriano Munoz “Mama Tingo”
(1921 – 1974)

Florinda Soriano Munoz (1921 – 1974) “Mama Tingo”, was a farmers rights activist in the Hato Viejo region of the Dominican Republic.  Her efforts aided over 300 families in reclaiming farmland confiscated illegally by a wealthy landowner. Friends gave her the name “Mama Tingo” because of her motherly tendencies.  She was born into a farming family.  Her mother’s name was Bonificacia Munoz, and her father’s name was Eusebio Aquio Soriano.  She became an orphan at the age of 5 and was raised by her grandmother.  She had no formal education and lived in poverty.  In 1951, she married a man named Felipe, who was a farmer.  The couple had one son, Domingo.  Mama Tingo began to advocate for farmers and their families in the Hato Viejo region who were losing farming land held for generations in their families.  The land was being confiscated illegally by a wealthy landowner, Pablo Diaz Hernandez.  Hernandez often used violent tactics against farmers.

Continue reading “Florinda Soriano Munoz, “Mama Tingo”: Afro-Latina Farmers Rights Activist”

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: