Faux Loc Trend Even Has White People Lining Up: Historical and Spiritual Roots of Locz

September 19, 2015 by The Reel Network By Dana C. Ayres The American culture is a hopelessly materialistic one. To a large degree, it helps to keep things “light” when there are so many contrasting realities in our amalgamous culture. However, in the quest for openness, acceptance and celebration of the differences in our nation, […]

THIZ IZ THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO RECEIVE A PATENT

POSTED BY STORYTELLER Thomas L. Jennings was the first #black man to receive a patent. The patent was awarded on March 3, 1821 (US Patent 3306x) for his discovery of a process called dry-scouring which was the forerunner of today’s modern dry-cleaning.  Jennings was born free in New York City, New York in 1791.  In his early 20s he became a […]