Understanding African American historical Contributions

What does inclusion and diversity mean for the AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY?

Thank God for those who are concerned with the development of African American intelligentsia.

We must always be concerned for the evolution of our OWN DESTINY!

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Major Inventions by African-Americans

  • By: Nailah Ellis Timberlake

Some of the world’s most popular inventions were created by African-Americans, dating back to 1820, when Thomas Jennings, believed to be the first African-American inventor to receive a patent, created a more efficient dry cleaning process. Many years later, Judy W. Reed became the first African-American female inventor with her hand-operated dough kneader and roller. Reed, who was illiterate, signed the patent with an ‘X.’

This is an invention made by Patricia E. Bath, M.D.

Laserphaco Probe
Year patented: 1986
Inventor: Patricia E. Bath, M.D.,
 (1942–), first woman to chair an ophthalmology residency program in the United States

A specialized tool and procedure for the removal of cataracts, the Laserphaco Probe increased the accuracy and results of cataract surgery, previously performed manually with a mechanical grinder. Created with highly accurate laser technology, the Laserphaco Probe combines an optical laser, irrigation system and suction tubes. The laser vaporizes the cataracts and lens material via a 1-millimeter insertion into the patient’s eye and a replacement lens is inserted. Its use has helped restore the sight of several people who had been blinded by cataracts for up to 30 years.

Patricia E. Bath, M.D.

We celebrate and honor our talented Brothers and Sisters!!!

http://newsone.com/2064927/black-geniuses/

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Mandela watch over us !!!

Thank you madiba!!

This great man  placed his spirit in the heart of a torn and  broken country and revived its humanity!!

We must learn from this GREAT human being!!

Thank you Mandela!!!!

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/9434797/nelson-mandela-dies-95-anti-apartheid-icon-brokered-2010-world-cup

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There can never be peace until there is Justice!

When will this nation ever learn?

Violence begets Violence!

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African American Organizations must be supported

Please recognize the vital role African American organizations provide in developing leadership and addressing  problems that are specific to the African American community! We must not waver in our wiliness to support our communities agenda as we struggle for the health ,interest, rights and needs of our African American citizens.

We do not have to be apologetic about serving our own communities. We are the instruments of change that we seek.

Thank God for the leadership within the African American community!

Thank you for building leadership in our communities!!!

 

The strength of African Americans lies in our collective vision and collective commitment to one another!

 

http://www.sfvaalo.org/

 

We will never retreat from the Justice we seek!

Thank God for the African American women who are in leadership today!

 

http://mynaawli.org/

 

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The new face of terrorism

The time has arrived in our society to recognize the new face of terror and violence.

We might need to consider that this attitude could be home grown.

African Americans have seen this face before.

We might be able to help this nation come to grips with this new face of Terrorism ; right in our own back yards.

Thank God for the leaders of this community that have fought against this terror throughout their lives.

We dedicate this post to all the brave people who responded to this vicious act with kindness and compassion for those who were injured.

Thank you!

Thank you for staying  on the front lines of our struggle with terror.

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Understanding Urban Schools

We need to respect the tremendous work that has been committed to the development of successful urban schools in our African american communities!

Before there was a charter school there were individuals fighting to educate our children! Respect the work the early educators have done to create the opportunities for today!

MARVA COLLINS THANK YOU!

We could not have this success without your sacrifice!

http://blackeducationnow.org/

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The New Jim crow

 

 

African American males are dis proportionally incarcerated in this country. We need to consider the injustices that impact the African American male community.

These statistics reflect a high risk of death by violence and early incarceration for the African American male community.

Also the numbers of African American females incarcerated is on the rise.

What really is happening ?

http://www.newjimcrow.com/reviews.html

We need to be concerned about this issue in our community.

Thank you to all of the leadership within the African American community that alerts us to the NEW JIM CROW LAWS

in this nation!

Thank you for caring!

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Growing new institutions in the African American community

There have been great institutions developed in the African American community. The time has come for new institutions to emerge from the  African American urban areas. The crisis is clear.  The time is now!There are not enough new relevant institutions springing out of the creative minds within our very own community.

lets encourage those brilliant individuals within our own community to evolve relevant creative work for the good of our people!

http://blackinnovation.org/

We must tap into the greatness of our own community!!

Be proud of who you are!

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Violence in America

We are posting on this issue because of the important concerns that are being felt in the African American community about the escalation of gun violence around this nation.

The African American communities in the inner city are impacted by gun violence each and every day. we know more than most the terror and pain of a child loss to this violence and we understand the importance of peacemaking as a priority in every community in this country.

We cannot continue to act as if the sell of guns and weapons in this nation will not hurt our communities. We know that unless there is a serious movement to stop the use of violence in our communities then suffering will indeed continue.

As African Americans we stand for the end of violence through our nation and around the world .

We must act as peacemakers!

If not us then who? If not now then when?

Lloyd Morgan a child was shot at a basketball game in New York

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Four-year-old Lloyd Morgan (pictured) will be laid to rest on Wednesday following funeral services at a church in Harlem. Morgan was struck in the head and killed by a stray bullet during a vicious gun battle that broke out during a charity basketball game last weekend in the Bronx.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-07-24/news/32833078_1_gun-laws-pro-gun-gun-violence

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African Americans must unite !

 

Change can happen only if African Americans in this country

unite and serve our own interest! If we do not work together to address the ongoing issues that are troubling our community

then we cannot expect others to work on these problems.

The impact of urbanization reflects the generations of struggles

that have confronted the African American community.

Here is a list of ten important issues that effect the quality of

life in the African American community.

1. Affordable housing 2. Jobs/work/ 3. Affordable

health care.

4. Crime 5. lack of access to  education/information

6. political disenfranchisement 7. economic exploitation

 8. drugs/addiction

9. lack of local African American cultural institutions

10.  lack of local arts/ publishing and literary  

institutions in the community.

There is no stable middle class African American

community until we address these issues.

We cannot be free until we are all free!

We are our only hope!

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