Prince Rogers Nelson Dies at Age 57!

The legendary musical genius, Prince Rogers Nelson -- aka, "Prince", was found "unresponsive" in one of the elevators at his Paisley Park estate at 9:43am this morning. According to The Daily Mail, he "was...

First African American Librarian of Congress?

President Barack Obama has just nominated Carla Hayden to be the 14th US Librarian of Congress. Her term would be 10 years and could be renewed by future presidents. Ms. Hayden, age 63, is a...

Dance of a Lifetime!

On Sunday, February 21, 2016 106-year young Virginia McLaurin got to see her life-long dream come true when she visited the White House and met America's first African American president Barack Obama, and wife...

Frederick McKinley Jones: An Officer and An Inventor

Frederick McKinley Jones has often been called "the man with a million ideas." He had so many that we will be featuring him often on this site. Here are two more important inventions that...

Lewis Howard Latimer and the Electric Lamp

LEWIS HOWARD LATIMER 1848-1928 1. Electric Lamp, Patent #247,097; September 13, 1881 2. Globe Supporter for Electric Lamps, Patent #255,212; March 21, 1882 Lewis Howard Latimater was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1848 and was one of the...