Although her story is not as well known, Annie Turnbo Malone was the businesswoman and chemist that founded the first line of African-American hair care products and America's first black millionairess. Her pioneering efforts were in the creation of her hair care products, as well as her modern distribution system that would be emulated by … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 17 – The Pioneer of African-American hair care.
John H. Johnson is a familiar name to nearly every African-American family. As the founder of Johnson Publishing Company, publisher of Ebony and Jet magazine, his publications were in nearly every African-American household in America. His vision to provide news and stories relevant to black people made him one of the most significant businessman and … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 16 – The Man Who Told Our Story
In America, women of color have done a lot to make their mark in history. But rarely is this taught, and when it is, the list usually starts at Harriet Tubman and stops at Rosa Parks. With respect to Mrs. Parks and Mrs. Tubman, it would be a travesty not to include one of the … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 15 – The First Lady of the Struggle