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Photo Credit: SOPA Images/Getty Who knew a Black woman was the visionary behind the very thing we use every day during our daily commute, the Global Positioning System (GPS). Yess! Dr. Gladys West is the reason why we can check our directions when we are lost or having issues...
Photo Credit: Youtube Screenshot/ MAGGIE LENA WALKER Talk about power moves! Maggie Lena Walker was the first female Bank president to Charter a bank in the United States. She founded a penny Savings Bank for the order of st. Luke and served as president. Her goal was to...
Photo Credit: MediaNews Group/Oakland Tribune/Getty Images Every February, communities come together to honor the most historic and iconic moments, inventions, and contributions in Black culture. This celebration is referred to as Black History Month. As we often recognize the...
WBLS celebrates Black History Month with “Game Changers” and this week we have the so-called dope creator and author of Super Beauty, TiffanyJ Wider. Video of GAME CHANGERS: Creator of the Inspirational "Super Beauty" Doll A “super dope chick from South...
(Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images) As WBLS continues to celebrate Black History Month and its game changers, today we highlight painter and activist, Faith Ringgold. Ringgold was born in New York City in 1930 and worked as an art teacher in public schools...
Photo Credit: Bettmann/Getty Images Every February, communities come together to honor the most historic and iconic moments, inventions, and contributions in Black culture. This celebration is referred to as Black History Month. As we often recognize the efforts of freedom...
Photo Credit: Rodin Eckenroth - Getty Images 10-time Grammy Award-winner Chaka Khan’s life and legacy continues to grow each time she hits the stage! Born in Chicago Illinois, Chaka Khan’s vocal range has served her well, resulting in 22 albums, and 10 No.1 Billboard magazine...
Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Every February, communities come together to honor the most historic and iconic moments, inventions, and contributions in Black culture. This celebration is referred to as Black History Month. As we often recognize the efforts of freedom...
Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Every February, communities come together to honor the most historic and iconic moments, inventions, and contributions in Black culture. This celebration is referred to as Black History Month. As we often recognize the efforts of...