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Sat, 23.10.2021

Robert Reyburn, Doctor, and Administrator born

*Robert Reyburn was born on this date in 1833. He was a white-American doctor. From Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, the son of James Reyburn and Jane Brown. In 1856, he graduated from the Philadelphia College of Medicine and Surgery. In January 1865, Dr. Robert Reyburn assumed the leadership of Freedmen’s Hospital. The following year Reyburn was appointed […]

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Sat, 23.10.2021

The Black Mambas Saving Animal Patrol is Formed

*The Black Mambas animal saving patrol is celebrated on this date in 2013. They are a South African anti-Poaching Unit. They are focused on environmental justice. Founded by Transfrontier Africa NPC to protect the animals of Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve. Within the first year of operation the Black Mambas were invited to expand […]

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Sun, 17.10.2021

James McLurkin, Engineer born

*James McLurkin was born on this date in 1972. He is a Black Robotics engineer. From Baldwin, New York, his mother was a speech therapist on Long Island; and, his father, a business manager for AT&T. In 1988, McLurkin built his first robot, Rover, and quickly followed it with many other designs such as LEGO […]

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Thu, 14.10.2021

Erich Jarvis, Neurologist born

*Erich D. Jarvis was born on this date in 1965. He is a Black Neurologist, Mathematician, and educator. Born and raised in Harlem, he was one of four children of Sasha McCall, a gospel singer, and James Jarvis, a musician and science enthusiast. He attended the High School of the Performing Arts in New York where he […]

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Thu, 14.10.2021

Saundra Oyewole, Microbiologist born

*Saundra Herndon Oyewole was born on this date in 1943.  She is a Black Microbiologist and educator. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Howard University where she earned her B.S. in zoology magna cum laude, Dr. Oyewole earned her M.S. in microbiology at the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

Reginald Weir, Doctor, and Tennis Pioneer born

*Reginald Weir was born on this date in 1911. was a Black tennis player and physician. Reginald Storum Weir was born on September 30, 1911, in Washington, D.C. Weir was a graduate of the medical school of New York University and practiced family medicine from 1935 to 1985. Weir was captain of the City College […]

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Tue, 21.09.2021

Johnnie Carr, Nurse, and Activist born

*Johnnie Carr was born on this date in 1911. She was a Black Activist and nurse. From Alabama, Johnnie Rebecca Daniels was the daughter of parents John and Annie Richmond Daniels as the youngest of six children. When she was nine, her father died; following his death, the family moved away from their farm to […]

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Fri, 17.09.2021

Henry Grooms, Aerospace Engineer born

*Henry R. Grooms was born on this date in 1944. He is a Black aerospace engineer. From Cleveland, OH., he is the son of Leonard D. Grooms and Lois Pickell Grooms. He grew up wanting to be an architect but wound up building space vehicles. How he got there is interesting: “I realized that my […]

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Mon, 13.09.2021

Evan B. Forte, Oceanographer born

*Evan B. Forde was born on this date in 1952.  He is a Black oceanographer, and environmental justice, educator, and climate change advocate. He was born in Miami, Florida, and received his primary education in the local public school system. Forde, whose father was a high school science teacher, developed a love of science as a […]

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Sat, 11.09.2021

Kimberly Bryant, Electrical Engineer born

*Kimberly Bryant was born on this date in 1967. She is a Black electrical engineer, expert in the biotechnology field. Bryant was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee by a single mother amidst the Civil Rights Movement. She self-described as a “nerdy girl,” excelling in mathematics and science in school. She earned a scholarship to […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

I done told you babe, I didn't tell you no lie I want some of your custard pie. You gotta gimme some of it. You gotta gimme some of it.... CUSTARD PIE by Sonny Terry.
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