Month: February 2017

Spotlight on Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly (1921 – 2003) was born in the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New Your,.  Daly was an avid reader and was fascinated by Paul De Kruif’s popular book…

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Spotlight on Kevin Hall

Black History month traditionally focuses on the past and how the future has been shaped by the past. Kevin Hall is changing the future now for both African Americans and…

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Visibility

I would be remiss if I did not take some time to wish everyone a happy Presidents’ Day, especially in light of Barack Obama’s presidency.  We honor his hard work,…

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Who is Medgar Evers?

Civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the former spokesman for the Nation of Islam, Malcom X, are two of the most celebrated martyrs of the civil rights…

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The Harlem Rattlers—A Little Known Chapter from the World War I History

When people tend to think about African-Americans and the military, they tend to think of the Tuskegee Airmen, who flew missions over Europe in World War II, or the Buffalo…

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A Tidbit on Dorothy Vaughan

Some of you may be aware that there is a movie out right now about three black women who had the mathematical minds and the mathematical skills to help put…

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To Post, Or Not To Post?

Let me first start off with a belated “Happy New Year”!  This being my first blog and all for 2017, I had to get that out of the way.  I…

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