Reginald F. Lewis (December 7, 1942 – January 19, 1993), was an American businessman. He was the richest African-American man in the 1980s. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. He won a football scholarship to Virginia State College, graduating with a degree in political science in 1965. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1968 and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM #Harvard #FollowTheYES #BGR8 #Entrepreneur
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Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015) was an American Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. In the Senate, Brooke aligned with the liberal faction of Republicans. He co-wrote the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which prohibits housing discrimination. Brooke became a prominent critic of President Richard Nixon and was the first Senate Republican to call for Nixon's resignation in light of the Watergate scandal. #Senate #Politics #Watergate #BGR8 #FollowTheYES #Republican #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM
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Velvalea Rodgers "Vel" Phillips (born February 18, 1924) is an American attorney who served as a local official and judge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as Secretary of State of Wisconsin, often as the first woman and/or African-American in her position. #Milwaukee #Wisconsin #Judge #BGR8 #FollowTheYES #YESBHM
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The Tuskegee Airmen /tʌsˈkiːɡiː/[1] is the popular name of a group of African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. During World War II, black Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws[N 1] and the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to discrimination, both within and outside the army. #Aviation #Drones #Military #BGR8 #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM #TuskegeeAirmen
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Elijah J. McCoy (May 2, 1844 [2] – October 10, 1929) was a Canadian-American inventor and engineer who was notable for his 57 U.S. patents, most having to do with the lubrication of steam engines, but others also included a folding ironing board and a lawn sprinkler. #Inventor #TheRealMcCoy #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth #BGR8 #FollowTheYES #Patent #Canada
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Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940)[1] was a proponent of Black nationalism in Jamaica and especially the United States.[2] He was a leader of a mass movement called Pan-Africanism and he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL).[2][3] He also founded the Black Star Line, a shipping and passenger line which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands. Although most American Black leaders condemned his methods and his support for racial segregation, Garvey attracted a large following. #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth #FollowTheYES #BGR8
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Marie Van Brittan Brown (October 30, 1922 – February 2, 1999) was an African-American inventor, becoming the originator of the home security system (patent number 3,482,037) in 1966, along with her husband Albert Brown, a patent was granted in 1969. #Patent #Inventor #Maker #BGR8 #FollowTheYES #YESBHM #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth
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Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an African-American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen making her the first African American to receive the Pulitzer. #YESBHM #BHM #BlackHistory #BGR8 #Poetry #BlackHistoryMonth #FollowTheYES #Author
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Sarah Elisabeth Goode (1855 – April 8, 1905) was an entrepreneur and inventor. She was the first African-American woman to receive a United States patent, which she received in 1885. #Patent #YESBHM #BHM #Entreprenuer #Inventor #FollowTheYES #BGR8 #Maker
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Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America, she became one of the wealthiest African American women in the country, "the world's most successful female entrepreneur of her time," and one of the most successful African-American business owners ever. #BGR8 #YESBHM #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #FollowTheYES #Entrepreneur
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George Taliaferro (born January 8, 1927) is a former professional American football player. He was the first African American drafted by a National Football League team. As the leading rusher and an All-American at Indiana University, he led the Hoosier football program to their only undefeated Big Ten Conference championship. The 1945 Indiana Hoosiers football team handed Fritz Crisler and the University of Michigan their only Big Ten loss, a 13-7 win for IU--in Ann Arbor. A three-time All-American, Taliaferro led the Hoosiers in rushing twice, punting in 1945 and passing in 1948. Taliaferro helped break the color barrier in sports, playing for the Hoosiers two years before Jackie Robinson suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981. #Indiana #YESBHM #NFL #SuperBowl #BigTen #FollowTheYES #BGR8 #BlackHistory
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Imari Obadele (born Richard Bullock Henry) (May 2, 1930 – January 18, 2010)[1] was a black nationalist, advocate for reparations, and president of the Republic of New Afrika. After the murder of Malcolm X, they helped form the Malcolm X Society and, dissatisfied by the progress achieved by nonviolent approaches to civil rights movement, came to embrace black separatism. #NewAfrika #YESBHM #BGR8 #MalcolmX #BHM
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Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was one of the first scholars to study African-American history. A founder of The Journal of Negro History in 1916, Woodson has been cited as the "father of black history". In February 1926 he launched the celebration of "Negro History Week", the precursor of Black History Month. #YESBHM #BHM #BlackHistory #FollowTheYES #BGR8
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Statue of Nelson Mandela. || #BGR8 || #YESBHM || #BlackHistoryMonth
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Thankful that I'm able to spend part of Black History Month in Africa. #BGR8 || #Johannesburg || #YESBHM || #BlackHistoryMonth
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🔫 September 13, 1962 Jet Magazine article chronicling John H. Scott being shot for fighting for the right to vote in Lake Providence, LA. Exercise your right to #vote. #Milwaukee || #BGR8 || #BlackHistoryMonth || #YESBHM
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Edward William Brooke III was an American #Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first #African #American popularly elected to the United States #Senate. By his second year in the Senate, Brooke had taken his place as a leading advocate against #discrimination in #housing and on behalf of affordable housing. With Walter Mondale, a #Minnesota #Democrat and fellow member of the Senate Banking Committee, he co-authored the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in housing. #BGR8 || #BlackHistoryMonth || #YESBHM
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McLeod-Betune was an #American #educator best known for starting a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, #Florida. She attracted donations of time and money, and developed the academic school as a college into Bethune-Cookman University. She also was appointed as a national adviser to #President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of what was known as his Black Cabinet. She was known as "The First Lady of The Struggle" because of her commitment to gain better lives for #African Americans. #YESBHM || #BlackHistoryMonth || #BGR8
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Turning my back on Malcolm was one of the mistakes that I regret most in my life. I wish I’d been able to tell Malcolm I was sorry, that he was right about so many things. But he was killed before I got the chance. He was a visionary ahead of us all. - Muhammad Ali || #BGR8 || #BlackHistoryMonth || #YESBHM
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Kareem Abdul Jabbar is an #American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the #NBA for the #Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles #Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA MVP, a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA #championship teams as a player and two as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time. || #BGR8 || #BlackHistoryMonth || #YESBHM
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James Cameron was an #American civil rights activist. In the 1940s, he founded three chapters of #NAACP. In 1988 he founded America's Black #Holocaust #Museum in #Milwaukee, devoted to African-American history from #slavery to the present. At his death, Cameron was the only known survivor of a #lynching attempt. || #BlackHistoryMonth || #BGR8 || #YESBHM
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Jean-Michel Basquiat #YESBHM #Art #SaveArt #FollowTheYES
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Good morning beautiful people, Pursue your dreams... #YESBHM #LangstonHughes #Harlem #Poet #Poetry #FollowTheYES #BlackHistoryMonth
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The #Afr#African #Renaissance Monument is a 160 ft tall #bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as #Collines des Mamelles in Dakar, #Senegal. #YESBHM #FollowTheYES #BlackHistoryMonth #Africa
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#TBT in #Milwaukee at a dope event. Lol. #YES #YESBHM
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Miles Davis & Cicely Tyson #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth #FollowTheYES #TBT #Love
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Shawn Carter & Beyonce Knowles (@beyonce) #YES #YESBHM #Love #Marriage #PowerCouple
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Joseph B. Anderson, Jr. is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of #TAG Holdings LLC, the parent corporation of a diverse group of companies that provide a variety of #products and #services to a wide range of #industries, with 2007 #revenues of $605M. #YES #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth #entrepreneur #FollowTheYES
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Junior Bridgeman (Fortune) - The hours didn’t get any easier after Bridgeman began working for himself, after retiring at age 33 in 1987. Seizing on a love of hamburgers, Bridgeman bought five #Milwaukee-area #Wendy’s WEN -1.86% franchises. He insisted on working in every facet of the #business, from flipping #burgers to mopping the floors—to the point where it was often hard for an outsider to tell who was the #boss. Today those restaurants, which bring in more than $1.5 million of annual sales apiece, are at the heart of a 195-store portfolio—making Bridgeman’s private company, Bridgeman Foods, America’s second-largest Wendy’s #franchise owner. (Bridgeman won’t discuss his profits.) He also owns 125 Chili’s restaurants, 45 Fannie May #Chocolate stores, and scads of other retail franchises, most of them clustered in the upper Midwest, between corporate headquarters in Milwaukee and #Louisville. His employee roster numbers 9,000 people. Estimates of his net worth range from $250 million to $400 million. #YES #OprahComeToMKE #YESBHM #FollowTheYES #Entrepreneurship #BlackHistoryMonth
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North Milwaukee State Bank - Serving the #community for over 40 years NMSBank is committed to providing #fin#financial solutions by offering a range of #competitive #products and #services to both #personal and #business customers. Their #Vision is to be recognized as a #world class #financial institution by offering a comprehensive suite of products to meet the needs of their #customers. #YES #YESBHM #Milwaukee #FDIC
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Charlie Rose (@charlieroseshow) - I know you’re a friend of the #president’s, but what kind of grades do you give him? Kenneth Chenault - At the end of the day, the #focus has to be on #outcomes. We’ve come a long way. If we hadn’t, people would clearly say, “Real problem with the president.” So we’ve made progress on the #economy. I would like to have seen even more of an effort on #job creation, because I think that’s so essential to our economy and the well-being of our #society. #YES #YESBHM #AMEX @americanexpress #BlackHistoryMonth #HeMadeOver21millionIn2013
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Check out AulBlack (@aulblack), #Milwaukee native with some awesome designs. #YES #YESBHM #Clothing #BlackHistoryMonth #Fashion #Design #SupportSmallBusinesses
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At the shops of the Grand Avenue visiting Memahs with Leef (@bigleef10) grabbing a piece of pound cake. Make sure you stop in. #YES #YESBHM #Milwaukee
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Ursala M. Burns - The world is headed into a paperless future. And yet in her five years as CEO, Ursula Burns has managed to make Xerox--once only known for its carbon copies--a viable and profitable company. This past year, Burns helped #Xerox generate adjusted earnings per share of $1.09, up from $1.02 in 2012, and post $21.4 billion in full-year revenue. #YESBHM #BlackHistory #FollowTheYES #WCW
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Good morning beautiful people, Check out Mr. Dye's Pies (@dyespies) at their third annual Eyes on The Pies at Ashley's Que on Sunday, February 15, 2015. This event is a great way to try all of their pies! #YES #Milwaukee #MrDyesPies #YESBHM #BHM #BlackHistory
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Good morning beautiful people, YES will be taking a proactive approach to Black/African-American history month. Continually check @youngesociety for updates. #YES #YESBHM #FollowTheYES #BlackHistory #BHM #OprahComeToMKE
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Black History Month 2 - Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show #host, #actress, #producer, and #phi#philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black #philanthropist in American history, and is currently North America's only black #billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack #Obama and an honorary doctorate degree from #Harvard. #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth
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Black History Month 20- Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American actress and singer. Dandridge was the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She performed as a vocalist in venues such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM
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Black History Month 18 - The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. The Movement also included the new African-American cultural expressions across the urban areas in the Northeast and Midwest United States affected by the Great Migration (African American), of which Harlem was the largest. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, in addition, many francophone black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM
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"Learn your history or be doomed to repeat it" #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth
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Black History Month 16 - James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 50 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history." Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and #GoldenGlobe Award for his role in The Great White Hope. Jones has won three #Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1991, and he also earned an Academy #Award nomination for Best #Actor in a Leading Role in the film version of The Great White Hope. He is also known for his voice acting, most notably as #DarthVader in the Star Wars film series and #Mufasa in #Disney's The Lion King, as well as in many other #film, stage, and #television roles. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM
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Black History Month 15 - Imari Obadele was a black separatist, advocate for #reparations, and #president of the Republic of New Afrika. After the murder of Malcolm X, they helped form the #MalcolmX Society and, dissatisfied by the progress achieved by nonviolent approaches to civil rights movement, came to embrace black separatism. Obadele was arrested and charged in the wake of a joint police / #FBI raid on the house in 1971. The raid culminated in a gunfight that killed an officer. It was later determined that Obadele was not at the scene, and murder charges against him were dropped. However, he was convicted of #conspiracy to assault a federal agent and was sentenced to twelve years in prison (of which he served five). Amnesty International described him as a political prisoner, and the group claimed that it had been targeted by the FBI because of its political views. FBI documentation that was later released confirmed that the agency was following the group. Internal FBI memos suggested that Obadele "be kept off the streets" and that he was one of the country's "most violence-prone black extremists". After prison, Obadele went on to earn a #PhD in political science from #Temple University. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM #NBABHM
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Black History Month 13 - The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. The Movement also included the new African-American cultural expressions across the urban areas in the Northeast and Midwest United States affected by the Great Migration (African American), of which #Harlem was the largest. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, in addition, many francophone black writers from #African and Caribbean colonies who lived in #Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance. #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth
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Black History Month 11 - James Cameron was an American civil rights activist. In the 1940s, he founded three chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He also served as Indiana's State Director of the Office of Civil Liberties for eight years during early integration. After moving to Wisconsin, in 1988 he founded America's Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee. At his death, he was the only known survivor of a lynching attempt. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM #Milwaukee
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Black History Month 10 - Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. Sojourner Truth was named Isabella Baumfree when she was born. She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 1843. Her best-known extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM
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Black History Month 9 - William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an #Ame#American #sociologist, #historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After graduating from Harvard, where he was the first #African #American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at #Atlanta #University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (#NAACP) in 1909. #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth
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Black History Month 8 - The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, also known as the Rodney King Riots, the South Central Riots, the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Disturbance, and the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest, were a series of riots, lootings, arsons and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles County, California in 1992, following the acquittal of police officers on trial regarding a videotaped, and widely covered police brutality incident. They were the largest riots seen in the United States since the 1960s and the worst in terms of death toll after the New York City draft riots in 1863. #YESBHM #LA #Riot #BlackHistoryMonth
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Black History Month 6 - Wilberforce University - The first college to be owned and operated by African- Americans. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM #HBCU
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Black History Month 5 - Condoleezza Rice was born on November 14, 1954, in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up surrounded by racism in the segregated South, but went on to become the first woman and first African-American to serve as provost of Stanford University. In 2001, Rice was appointed national security adviser by President George W. Bush, becoming the first black woman (and second woman) to hold the post. #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM
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Black History Month 4 - Robert L. Johnson - Founder of BET #BET #BlackHistoryMonth #YESBHM
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Black History Month 3 - Egypt is in Africa #YESBHM #BlackHistoryMonth
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Black History Month 2 - Marcus Garvey - Entrepreneurism at its Best. #YESBHM
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Black History Month 1 - Madam CJ Walker - The FIRST Self Made Female Millionaire in AMERICA #YESBHM
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