https://www.timeforanawakening.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Time-for-an-Awakening-2-22-2015-guest-Prof.-Charles-E.-Cobb-Jr.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:57:13 — 54.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS “Time For An Awakening” special guest on 2/22/2015 was Journalist, visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, former field secretary with (SNCC) from 1962-67, and current senior analyst at allafrica.com, Prof. CHARLES E.COBB Jr. The book...
https://www.timeforanawakening.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Time-for-an-Awakening-with-Bro.Elliott-1-13-20-guest-Jessica-Ann-Mitchell-Aiwuyor.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:25:51 — 67.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS “Time For An Awakening” for Sunday 1/12/2020 at 7:00 PM our guest was Cultural Storyteller, Author, Journalist, Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor. The discussion with our guest centered around her latest article, “Understanding ADOS: The Movement to Hijack Black Identity...
These iconic images have plagued the African American community in the same manner as the Sambo, Coon, Jim Crow, and minstrel acts did during the early years of American life. Where does this behavior originate? Why does it still exist? Why is it still popular in certain areas of the community? Who suffers the most from these demeaning images.
these and other questions will be explored by the community panel of the Black Reality Think Tank radio program on Tuesday evening 1/7/20 at 8 pm eastern time.
Sunday was open forum conversation, on this weeks HOT topics. From the need to develop a new mindset in our communities, to our political and economic empowerment, the solution to these problems must come from us.
https://www.timeforanawakening.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Time-for-an-Awakening-with-BroElliott-2-15-2015-Dr.Akinyele-Omowale-Umoja.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:05:06 — 57.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS “Time For An Awakening” Classic Interview 2/15/2015, was Activist, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American studies at Georgia State University, and Author of the book “We Will Shoot Back”, Dr.Akinyele Omowale Umoja. On the...
Meet the First Black Electrical Engineer Who Owned More Than 60 Patents
Granville Tailer Woods was the first African-American to become a mechanical and electrical engineer. He was also an inventor who held more than 60 patents.
Born on April 23, 1856 in Columbus, Ohio to poor parents, his family could not initially afford to send him to college. But he still was able to the needed skills to become a machinist and blacksmith when he worked as an apprentice in a local machine shop.
Later, he was able to attend college and studied mechanical and electrical engineering there. Upon graduation, he became an entrepreneur and worked as an electrical engineer and inventor. He started out working in Ohio, but in 1892 he moved his facilities to New York City.
His work is credited for making publication transporation systems throughout the United States safer and better. For example, he invented and patented tunnel construction for the electric railroad system. Another one of his notable inventions was an improved telephone transmitter that combined the telephone and telegraph. He later sold the patents and rights to this device to the American Bell Telephone Company, which was later acquired by AT&T.
He also invented the multiplex telegraph. Thomas Edison, had been working on a similar invention and once tried to claim that he was the original creator of it. But when Edison took Woods to court over the matter, he was defeated and Woods was awarded the patent.
Edison was not the only one who tried to claim Woods’ inventions as his own, so he often had difficulties in enjoying his success.
Sadly, he died on January 30, 1910 in New York City. Today, few people talk about his contributions, and his legacy is hardly even mentioned in public school text books.