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Russell Wendell Simmons

Russell Wendell Simmons

Apr 27, 2016 by Administrator

Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American business magnate. The Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam[2] and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris. Simmons most recently launched All Def Digital,... continue reading

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Lewis Howard Latimer
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Russell Wendell Simmons
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Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American business magnate. The Chairman...

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Lewis Howard Latimer

Lewis Howard Latimer

Lewis Howard Latimer

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Administrator

  Lewis Howard Latimer (September 4, 1848 – December 11, 1928) was an American inventor and draftsman. Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on September 4, 1848, the youngest of five children of Rebecca Latimer (1826–1910) and George Latimer (July 4, 1818[1] – May 29, 1896). George Latimer had been the slave of James B. Gray of Virginia. George Latimer ran away to freedom in Boston, Massachusetts, in October 1842, along...
Frederick McKinley Jones

Frederick McKinley Jones

Frederick McKinley Jones

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Administrator

Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893 – February 21, 1961) was an African-American inventor, entrepreneur, winner of the National Medal of Technology, and inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.[1] His innovations in refrigeration brought great improvement to the long-haul transportation of perishable goods.[2] He cofounded Thermo King. Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 17, 1893[2] He was orphaned at the age of nine.[citation needed] He...
Lonnie George Johnson

Lonnie George Johnson

Lonnie George Johnson

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Administrator

  Lonnie George Johnson (born October 6, 1949 in Mobile, Alabama) is an African American inventor and engineer who holds more than 80 patents.[2] Johnson is most known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun, which has ranked among the world's top 20 best-selling toys every year since its release. After college, Johnson joined the U.S. Air Force, where he helped develop the stealth bomber program.[5] Later, he worked at NASA on Galileo's...
Bessie Virginia Blount

Bessie Virginia Blount

Bessie Virginia Blount

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Administrator

Bessie Virginia Blount (November 24, 1914 – December 30, 2009)[1] was a physical therapist, inventor, and forensic scientist also known by her married name, Bessie Blount Griffin. During World War II, as part of her work with wounded soldiers, Blount devised an apparatus to help amputees feed themselves. She invented an electronic feeding device in 1951, a feeding tube that delivered one mouthful of food at a time, controlled by biting down on the tube.[2]...
Otis Frank Boykin

Otis Frank Boykin

Otis Frank Boykin

Posted on Apr 28, 2016 by Administrator

Otis Frank Boykin (August 29, 1920, Dallas, Texas – March 13, 1982, Chicago, Illinois) was an African-American inventor and engineer. Otis Frank Boykin was born in 1920 in Dallas, Texas. His mother Sarah was a homemaker, who died when Otis was only twelve.[3] His father Walter was a carpenter, who later became a minister. Otis Boykin attended Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, where he was the valedictorian, graduating in 1938.[4] He attended Fisk University on a...
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