Richard Allen – Journalist, Author, Minister

“This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and the gospel is free.” Born in 1760, Richard Allen later bought his freedom and went on to found the first national black church in the United States,Continue reading “Richard Allen – Journalist, Author, Minister”

Mary Church Terrell

With courage, born of success achieved in the past, with a keen sense of the responsibility which we shall continue to assume, we look forward to a future large with promise and hope. Seeking no favors because of our color, nor patronage because of our needs, we knock at the bar of justice, asking anContinue reading “Mary Church Terrell”

Reginald Lewis America’s First Black Billion Dollar Businessman

American businessman Description Reginald F. Lewis, was an American businessman. He was one of the richest African-American men in the 1980s, and the first African American to build a billion-dollar company, TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc.Wikipedia   Born: 7 December 1942, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Died: 19 January 1993, New York, New York, United States Spouse: Loida Nicolas Lewis (m. 1969–1993)Continue reading “Reginald Lewis America’s First Black Billion Dollar Businessman”

Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. …   Madam C. J. Walker American entrepreneur DescriptionSarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Walker was considered the wealthiest African-American businesseswoman and wealthiest self-made woman in America at the time ofContinue reading “Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire”

Fannie Lou Hamer – “Until I am Free You are Not Free Either”

Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting and women’s rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Wikipedia Born: 6 October 1917, Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States Died: 14 March 1977, Taborian Hospital, Mound Bayou Title: ViceContinue reading “Fannie Lou Hamer – “Until I am Free You are Not Free Either””

Sir John Herschel

Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet KH FRS was an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, experimental photographer who invented the blueprint, and did botanical work. Herschel originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy. Wikipedia Born: 7 March 1792, Slough Died: 11 May 1871,Continue reading “Sir John Herschel”

Denis E. Waitley, spiritual Happiness & your responsibility. Motivation Bio

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis E. Waitley, is an American motivational speaker, writer and consultant. He has been recognized as the best-selling author of the audio series, The Psychology of Winning and books such asContinue reading “Denis E. Waitley, spiritual Happiness & your responsibility. Motivation Bio”

John Calvin Maxwell

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John Calvin Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millionsContinue reading “John Calvin Maxwell”