1. Tech Entrepreneur Birame Sock has a very innovative mind.
Birame Sock has always been a creator and an idea person. Originally from Senegal, she was just a teen living in Niger when she started to flex her skills as an entrepreneur. The very warm temperatures there gave her an idea to make frozen juices in her mother’s freezer and then hire someone to sell them in the streets. A businesswoman was born.
2. Notable Statistics About African Americans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the week was expanded into Black History Month. Each year, U.S. presidents proclaim February as National African-American History Month.
3. Ten things you can learn from successful Nigerians, according to the Atlanta Post.
This year, Nigeria is celebrating the 50th year anniversary of its independence from the United Kingdom. In honor of this very important milestone, we decided to highlight a handful of the country’s international superstars who have propelled their country into the spotlight and shine as an example of how to thrive creatively and professionally in their respective fields.
The continent of Africa offers much more than the typical negative news stories of political unrest, corruption, poverty and disease that we often hear about. Though Africa still had its troubles, 2010 was a momentous year for the motherland that included the excitement of the World Cup being hosted in South Africa and 17 African countries celebrating 50 years of independence from colonialism. Here’s a recap of some of Africa’s memorable events from last year.
The geographical breakdown of slavery in the U.S., interracial dating map and a graph showing the popularity of surnames by geography and ethnicity/race in the U.S.