Want to Express your Feelings or Experience About Migration or Life Abroad? Learn Top Secrets about what the Global Diasporas are Facing Overseas

Log in to your account today https://diasporaengager.com/login and post something related to your needs. If you have a suggestion or solution to some of the things mentioned above, please log in to your account and post it by going to your dashboard and clicking on menu and then “post needs/offers”. By sharing your experience, you can help enlighten someone or help someone normalize their expectation or prejudice about life abroad. If you know of or have an organization that provides counseling or mentoring which can help foreigners and the native or local people who live by them, please log in to your account and post your services or products so that others can know what you have to offer. If there is fee, please also include this in your offer. If you have a crude truth to share with people but you want to be anonymous or you don’t know how to get the word out, please log in to your account and post it today or send it to us so we can release it. For sometimes, some people act ignorantly, and unless they are challenged or enlightened, they may never know the truth and change their mentality. If you would like to invite your friends or family members to join the platform (www.DiasporaEngager.com) so they can be enlightened and connect to the international diaspora platform, please log in to your account , go to account and click on invite friends to enter their email to invite them. Help enlighten someone today!

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map, a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr

 

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Are You Dedicated to Solving a Democracy or Governance Issue in Any Country?

Despite the struggles and advancement of human rights movements across the globe, many countries are still lagging behind a good democracy and good governance. DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) is committed to helping people, organizations, governments and institutions, and Diaspora to find one another and to work together to solve problems concerning democracy, governance and much more.

• Do you want to know what democracy looks like in other countries?
• Are you living in or from a country which is struggling to find its way to democracy and good governance?
• Do you have any skills that can help any country to better his governance and politics?
• Do you own or work at any organization in the field of democracy and governance?
• Do you know any individual or organization (for profit or nonprofit) that has a skill, service, product, or a connection in democracy or governance that can be useful for someone?
• Can you provide useful services and support to positively influence the political situation in your home country and/or halt the acts of violence and war somewhere in the world?
• Do you know that many countries are unable to collaborate with their Diasporas to end the abuse of rights and governance whereas those Diaspora members are willing to get involved? Do you want to get involved or do you want to find someone who wants to get involved?

To help yourself or someone in the field of democracy and governance, log in to your account on DiasporaEngager https://diasporaengager.com/login, and post a need.

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map, a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

Are You Dedicated to Solving a Democracy or Governance Issue in Any Country? If yes, DiasporaEngager has You Covered

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Tips to Discover Opportunities in Banking and Insurance today

On DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com), you can find clients/customers, connections and business opportunities related to the following banking and insurance areas:

• Accounting
• Banking jobs
• Banking questions
• Business account
• Capital investment
• Car insurance
• Commonwealth bank
• Corporate banking
• Credit union
• Disability insurance
• Establishing a banking account
• Family insurance
• Finance company
• Health/medical insurance
• Home insurance
• Insurance broker
• Insurance company
• Insurance coverage
• International banking
• Investment banking
• Life insurance
• Loan
• Medicare or Medicaid
• Money wire
• Mortgage insurance
• Online banking
• Pay pal
• Personal banking
• Pet insurance
• Property insurance
• Rental insurance
• Stock market
• Tax information
• Travel insurance
• Unemployment insurance
• Western union

 

To unearth those opportunities, you need to post your needs on DiasporaEngager. If you already have an account, just log in https://diasporaengager.com/login and go to menu “Post need/offer” to post what you are looking for.

• For instance, if you work for a bank, finance company or insurance agency, you may find some customers by posting something about that company.
• If you need banking or insurance assistance, post something about it so you don’t find yourself with large expenses or debt that could have been covered by insurance. For instance, if you are looking for a loan or investors, some banks can invest in your business or loan you money.
• Do you need help filing your taxes or need an account? Post that need or post how you can help someone either for free or for a fee. We are not expecting every need to be for free. As you post your need be sure to also explain the condition and payment attached to them if needed.

If you do not post your banking and insurance needs, people will not know and respond to them. Therefore, please go your account https://diasporaengager.com/login  and post your need today.

One of the best ways to get the most out of DiasporaEngager is to post your needs so others can see them and help you or receive your help. Once you post your needs, DiasporaEngager immediately makes them available to individuals and organizations interested in them worldwide. We will do our best to actively market your needs to relevant matches in order to help you. If your need is confidential make sure you email contact@diasporaengager.com to inform us before posting it, otherwise, every approved need is made public. When you log in to your account, remember to search and contact individuals and organizations in your areas of interests. You can also view and respond to needs and offers posted by others. From your dashboard, you can also create new groups to discuss and collaborate with others.

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map, a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr

For any questions or suggestions, please contact us at https://diasporaengager.com/contact

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Publication date: 22 July 2018

Tips to Discover Opportunities in Banking and Insurance today

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Discover the Strategies to Find and Positively Interact with People, Organizations and Opportunities from other Cultures that You Could not Find or Relate to Before

• Are you moving into or living in a country or region whose culture you don’t fully understand yet? Without quickly embracing and integrating the new culture you may run into some risks or problems you are not aware of?

• Are you traveling to a foreign country for vacation or a mission, but you don’t know anybody there who can help you to answer some challenging problems you may encounter?

• Are you trying to find international business opportunities and need to better know the culture of the country or people you are interested in?

• Are you traveling internationally or wanting to do business internationally and need to know the laws or customs of the country you are interested in?

DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) may help you if you answered yes to any of the above questions. Some of the cultural problems DiasporaEngager is trying to address concern:

• Art and culture across the globe
• Culture and society
• Business culture of other countries
• Cultural development
• Religions of other nations
• Cross cultural training
• Cultural heritage
• Cultural celebration
• Cultural exchange
• Cultural ambassador
• Cultural diversity
• Learning about other cultures (e.g. African culture, American culture, Asian culture, European culture, Western culture).

 

To get help, log in to your account on DiasporaEngager https://diasporaengager.com/login, and post a need or offer. If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map, a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr

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Need Help Solving a Consulting Problem? Find the Solution and also Help that Solution Find You Today

DiasporaEngager is designed to help people and organizations solve their consulting needs. DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) helps fill the gap of information and collaboration between people willing to be consulted and the persons or institutions that can receive those services. Our global consulting platform brings together consultants and clients for collaboration, networking, business, and entrepreneurship. On DiasporaEngager, people, institutions, and nations can create their profile and post online their expertise, profession, years of experience, location, and the cost of their services and products. If you are or need a consultant, please go to DiasporaEngager to find local and international opportunities. The consultants can be contacted for specific needs pertaining to their region, expertise, and availability. DiasporaEngager can help you reach consulting opportunities. Through DiasporaEngager, you can find great and cheap consultants. We want to make consulting affordable to our customers and also allow nations to find and use people (e.g. their diaspora) they can trust.
Tremendous consulting opportunities are available on DiasporaEngager such as connected to:

• Consulting group
• Consulting company
• Consulting services
• Consulting business
• Consulting job
• Technology consulting
• Engineering consulting
• International consulting
• Consulting marketing
• Financial consulting
• Medical consulting
• Strategy consulting
• Media consulting
• Technical consulting
• Business intelligence consulting
• Technology consulting companies
• Government consulting.

If you have any consulting needs related to the things mentioned above, please log in to your account https://diasporaengager.com/login to post your needs today.

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map, a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr

Need Help Solving a Consulting Problem? Find the Solution Today and also Help that Solution Find You on DiasporaEngager

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Looking for Collaboration Opportunities with People, Organizations, Institutions and Governmental Agencies locally or abroad?

In a global economy as it is today, it may be more profitable to collaborate with others than to work individually. Unfortunately, for most people or organizations, it is difficult to collaborate and to find potential collaborators. The collaboration need is more appealing in developing countries. DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) has been helping people and organizations to better collaborate. Some of the collaboration problems we are trying to tackle are related to:

• Business collaboration
• Collaboration activity
• Collaboration agreement
• Collaboration application
• Collaboration community
• Collaboration consulting
• Collaboration enterprise
• Collaboration group
• Collaboration network
• Collaboration platform
• Collaboration portal
• Collaboration program
• Collaboration projects
• Collaboration resource
• Collaboration school
• Collaboration strategy
• Collaboration system
• Collaboration technology
• Collaboration tools
• Collaboration training
• Corporate collaboration
• Educational collaboration
• Online collaboration
• Research collaboration
• Scientific collaboration
• Social collaboration
• Teaching collaboration
• Technical collaboration
• Workplace collaboration

If your need is connected to anything mentioned above, then, you are the right place to make an impact! If you already have an account, log in https://diasporaengager.com/login and post your collaboration needs today.

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr

Are you Looking for Collaboration Opportunities with People, Organizations, Institutions and Governmental Agencies locally or abroad?

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How to Find People, Organizations, and Opportunities to Solve Problems Related to Advocacy for Development

Whether you are interested in or looking for opportunities related to advocacy for development, you need to post your needs so people can respond to them. Below are some areas of interest related to advocacy for development you can post something about:

• Advocacy group
• Advocacy center
• Advocacy support
• Advocacy organization
• Advocacy program
• Advocacy services
• Advocacy jobs
• Consumer advocacy
• Advocacy education
• Advocacy rights
• Advocacy lawyer
• Advocacy policy
• Advocacy law
• Advocacy mediation
• Advocacy training
• Immigrant advocacy
• Advocacy institute
• Human rights advocacy
• Healthcare advocacy
• Educational advocacy or advocacy campaign

Please log into your DiasporaEngager’s account https://diasporaengager.com/login to post your advocacy need today.

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr
How to Find People, Organizations, and Opportunities to Solve Problems Related to Advocacy for Development

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Whether you are a Job Seeker or a Recruiter, Solve a Career Development Problem Today

The need and pressure to satisfy their basic daily needs cause some Diaspora members to focus on temporary and easily-accessible opportunities; therefore, neglecting to strategically work on long term plans that could allow them to achieve their dreams. Because people and organization do not know the Diaspora, particularly the newcomers, it is hard for some people to advance their career. No matter if you have never moved or you are living abroad, DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) may help you solve your career problem such as those tailored to:

o Career center
o Career institute
o Career exploration
o Career information
o Career training
o Career assessment
o Career development
o Career research
o Career fair
o Career path
o Career planning
o Career placement
o Career management
o Career counseling/advise
o Career building
o Career investment, or
o Career website

 

If you are seeking a job and need help to improve your resume, CV or cover letter, log in today https://diasporaengager.com/login and post your need.

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr

 

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Finding Fast and Easy Access to Capacity Building Opportunities Worldwide

DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) can assist you if you need help or can help someone with something related to:

• Capacity building grant
• Nonprofit capacity building
• Leadership capacity building
• Capacity building training
• Capacity building organization
• Capacity building program
• Capacity building course
• Capacity building consulting
• Capacity building proposal
• Capacity building funding
• Capacity building community
• Capacity building strategy
• Capacity building jobs
• Capacity building activity
• International capacity building
• Capacity building tools
• Capacity building workshop
• Capacity building in local government
• Capacity building skill
• Capacity building officer
• Capacity building initiative
• Capacity building approach
• Capacity building measure
• Capacity building model
• Capacity building principle
• Capacity building foundation
• Institutional strengthening
• Capacity building needs assessment
• Types of capacity building

If anything above interests you, log in to your DiasporaEngager account https://diasporaengager.com/login to post your needs and offers related to capacity building. If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr
Finding Fast and Easy Access to Capacity Building Opportunities Worldwide

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Easily Find Skilled Volunteers and Great Volunteering Opportunities

Local and international volunteering opportunities are available on DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Some of those opportunities are tailored to:

• Africa volunteering
• Animal volunteering
• Charity volunteering
• Corporate volunteering
• Free volunteering
• Global volunteering
• Hospital volunteering
• International volunteering
• Kid volunteering
• Local volunteering
• Medical volunteering
• Mission Trip
• Online volunteering
• Orphanages needing volunteers
• Overseas volunteering
• Paid volunteering
• Student volunteering
• Virtual volunteering
• Volunteering abroad
• Volunteering companies
• Volunteering jobs
• Volunteering opportunities
• Volunteering organizations
• Volunteering programs
• Volunteering projects
• Volunteering work
• Worldwide volunteering

Volunteering is an interesting part of people’s lives. DiasporaEngager is committed to helping people and organizations to find a solution for their volunteering problems locally or worldwide. Log in https://diasporaengager.com/login to your DiasporaEngager account today to register a need or offer, search, find, and contact volunteers.

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map, a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr

Please click here to submit your free press release today, and we will send it to those that it matches.

Please click here to register to DiasporaEngager, the platform of the global Diaspora and their Stakeholders and start getting opportunities.

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Helping You to Find Business Solutions and Opportunities or to Attract Local and International Clients and Customers

DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) has been connecting businessmen and businesswomen with business opportunities everywhere.

• Do you want to grow your business?
• Do you want to reach more clients or customers for your business?
• Do you have a business idea and need help to get it off the ground?
• Are you looking for a potential business partner?
• Do you know there are many people and organizations you cannot reach yet because they do not know about your business?
• Are you an entrepreneur looking for business opportunities to invest in?
• Do you have entrepreneurship needs or offers?

If you have any need related to the points mentioned above, you are at the right place. To start getting business opportunities, we would like to encourage you to log in to your account today https://diasporaengager.com/login and post your needs and/or offer or something related to the points mentioned above.

If you do not have an account on DiasporaEngager yet, please register today https://diasporaengager.com/miniRegister. It is free.

If you know any organization involved in things mentioned above, please submit it to the Directory of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders https://diasporaengager.com/directory so others can find them.

You can also find people and organizations on the Diaspora Map www.DiasporaEngager.com/map a visual display of Diaspora organizations, business, schools, nonprofits, governmental agencies and international institutes per country worldwide.

You can also submit your press release at www.DiasporaEngager.com/pr
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Black Inventors – The Complete List of Genius Black American (African American) Inventors, Scientists and Engineers with Their Revolutionary Inventions That Changed the World and Impacted the History

By   May, 04th 2018

1. Jane C. Wright – Black American (African American) Scientist and Pioneering Cancer Researcher

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Jane C. Wright, also known as Jane Jones, was an American pioneering cancer research scientist and surgeon. She is noted for her contributions to the field of chemotherapy.

She is particularly well known for her development of the technique of using human tissue cultures rather than those of mice to test chemotherapeutic drugs.

Jane would also pioneer the drug methotrexate for the treatment of breast and skin cancer.

Biography (Life) of Jane C. Wright – Black American Scientist and Pioneering Cancer Researcher

Born in Manhattan on the 30th November 1919, Jane C. Wright was born to a medical family. Her mother was a public school teacher but her paternal grandfather was a physician who graduated from Bencake Medical College.

She would marry David D. Jones in July of 1947 and the couple would go on to have two daughters. David was an attorney and later founded anti-poverty and job training organizations for young Black Americans.

Her husband died in 1976 from a heart attack.

Education of Jane C. Wright – Black American Scientist and Pioneering Cancer Researcher

Jane C. Wright graduated from Meharry Medical College and was one of the first Black American graduates from Harvard Medical School.

The career of Jane C. Wright – Black American Scientist and Pioneering Cancer Researcher

Jane studied medicine at Meharry Medical College and Harvard Medical School. After graduation, she spent some time as a residential doctor at Bellevue Hospital and Harlem Hospital before dedicating herself to research.

Jane Wright joined her father at the Harlem Hospital Cancer Research Center which her father and founded. She succeeded him as Director when he died in 1952.

In 1955, Jane accepted the position of Associate Professor of Surgical Research and Director of Cancer Research at New York University.

In 1967, she became the professor of surgery, head of the Cancer Chemotherapy Department, and Associate Dean at New York Medical College.

She would go on to have a very prolific research career until she retired in 1985. She was appointed Emeritus Professor at New York Medical College in 1987 until her death.

Chemotherapy Contributions of Jane C. Wright – Black American Scientist and Pioneering Cancer Researcher

Dr. Jane Wright would build on the work that her father started at Harlem Hospital. Chemotherapy was very experimental at this time but she would work tirelessly in the Hospital’s lab to develop the field.

In 1949, Jane and her father began testing of a new chemical on human leukemias and cancers of the lymphatic system. Human trials would soon follow with some success and signs of remission in several patients.

Publications of Jane C. Wright – Black American Scientist and Pioneering Cancer Researcher

Her most notable published papers are:

– “Investigation of the Relationship Between Clinical and Tissue Response to Chemotherapeutic Agents on Human Cancer”- Black American 1957

Awards of Jane C. Wright – Black American Scientist and Pioneering Cancer Researcher

Jane received many awards during her career including the Damon Runyon Award in 1955 as well as her election as a member of Sigma Xi in 1962 and Alpha Omega Alpha, to name but a few.

She also received various recognitions including an American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Conquer Cancer Foundation 2011 award created in her honor- Black American The J C. Wright, MD, Young Investigator Award.

Death of Jane C. Wright – Black American Scientist and Pioneering Cancer Researcher

Jane Died on the 19th February 2013 in Guttenburg, New Jersey. She was 93 years old.

2. Benjamin Bradley – Black American Engineer and Inventor

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Benjamin Bradley is widely considered as the first person to develop and install a steam engine inside a warship.

Little else is known of his life and there are no records of his date and cause of death.

Biography (Life) of Benjamin Bradley – Black American Engineer and Inventor

Born as a slave in around 1830, Benjamin was taught to read by his master’s children. This was actually illegal at the time and potentially very dangerous for his master.

He showed a natural talent for mathematics and making things. When he was old enough Benjamin was put to work in an office.

Whilst there he built a working steam engine model using scrap metal. This impressed enough people for him to be referred to, and given a job by, as an assistant science department at
the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Whilst at the academy his duties included running experiments. He also sold his model engine and used the proceeds to further develop his designs.

Education of Benjamin Bradley – Black American Engineer and Inventor

Benjamin Bradley had no formal education but was taught basic literacy by his masters children. He was otherwise self-taught.

Inventions of Benjamin Bradley – Black American Engineer and Inventor – “Steam Engine”

Benjamin Bradley developed the first successful steam engine design for use in a warship. This was achieved in 1856 when an engine capable of propelling a sloop-of-war was developed.

Because of his legal status as a slave, he was unable to file for a patent. He was able to sell his engine and buy his freedom.

His date and cause of death are unknown.

3. Dorothy Vaughan – Black American (African American) Scientist, Mathematician, and Human-Computer

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Dorothy Vaughan was a Black American mathematician and “Human Computer” who made enormous contributions the U.S. war effort in WW2 and the early space program.

She would also become the first Black American supervisor at NASA.

Biography (Life) of Dorothy Vaughan – Black American Scientist, Mathematician, and Human-Computer

Dorothy was born as Dorothy Johnson on the 20th September 1910 in Kansas City, Missouri. Her parents would later move to Morgantown, West Virginia.

She would later graduate from Beechurst High School in 1925. After graduating with B.A. in Mathematics, she worked as a school teacher to help her family through the great depression.

She married Howard Vaughan in 1932. The couple would have six children together: Ann, Maida, Leonard, Kenneth, Michael, and Donald.

Dorothy would simultaneously rear her children and lead a highly successful career with NACA, later NASA. She would be a lifelong advocate for racial and female equality and a committed Methodist Christian.

She would retire at the age of 60 in 1971.

Education of Dorothy Vaughan – Black American Scientist, Mathematician, and Human-Computer

Dorothy Vaughan won a full scholarship at the historically black college, Wilberforce University. Here she studied for a B.A. in Mathematics and graduated in 1929.

The Career of Dorothy Vaughan – Black American Scientist, Mathematician, and Human-Computer

Dorothy joined NACA in December of 1943. This was only meant to be a temporary war position but would blossom into a lifelong career.

Here she worked as a “human computer” making calculations for individual or teams of engineers. She would later become a team leader for the “West Computers” who were an exclusively non-white group of women “Calculators”.

This would make her the first Black American supervisor ever at NACA, later NASA.

Racial segregation was in full force at this time and Dorothy and her team worked and ate in separate parts of the facility.

NASA & Space Program and Dorothy Vaughan – Black American Scientist, Mathematician, and Human-Computer

NACA would evolve into NASA in 1958. Dorothy and her team of “Computers” were transferred to NASA’s new Analysis and Computation Division.

This was a mixed sex, a multi-racial group formed in the aftermath of racial equality laws brought in by the U.S. Government.

As electronic computers became more prevalent at NASA, the “human computers” would retrain as computer programmers. Dorothy herself would become very talented at using FORTRAN.

Dorothy and her team would make many significant contributions to the U.S. Space Program.

Death of Dorothy Vaughan – Black American Scientist, Mathematician, and Human-Computer

After retirement, she would live for a further 38 years until she died peacefully on the 10th November 2008.

4. Walter Lincoln Hawkins – Black American (African American) Inventor and Scientist

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Walter Lincoln Hawkins was a Black American chemist, inventor, and advocate for Black Americans in science. He is most famed for his invention of the ‘plastic cable sheath’.

Biography (Life) of Walter Lincoln Hawkins – Black American Inventor and Scientist

Walter was born the 21st March 1911 in Washington D. C. His mother was a science teacher and his father a lawyer.

As a child, he was fascinated with how things worked and would often take apart and reassemble toys. He would also build his own spring-driven toy boats and working radio in his youth.

He was inspired by his physics teacher at High School to dedicate his life to inventing. After graduating from various Universities he would work with Bell Labs for a number of years.

He finally retired in 1976 and began teaching science and engineering.

Education of Walter Lincoln Hawkins – Black American Inventor and Scientist

Walter studied and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York in 1932. Unable to find work he enrolled for a Master’s degree in Chemistry at Howard University. He graduated in 1934.

Later, he was encouraged to apply for an was awarded a scholarship for a Doctorate at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He earned his Doctorate in Chemistry in 1939.

He would later take on a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.

Bell Labs & Polymer Research for Telecommunications and Walter Lincoln Hawkins – Black American Inventor and Scientist

Hawkins joined AT & T’s Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey in 1942. This made him the first Black American on the staff.

He would work there for 34 years and developed a reputation for increasing the endurance of plastics. He also helped enable universal telephone service and, most importantly, making it economical.

He retired from Bells Labs in 1976 but remained an active mentor, educator and prominent industry expert for many years. He served as the research director for the Plastics Institute of America between 1976 and 1983.

Inventions of Walter Lincoln Hawkins – Black American Inventor and Scientist – “Plastic Cable Sheath”

Whilst at Bell Labs his research was focussed on polymers. Primarily thermal and oxidative stabilization of polymers for telecommunications.

At this time telephone cables were either coated in highly toxic lead-based materials or polyethylene. The former was expensive and hazardous whilst the latter quickly deteriorated in the presence of UV.

Using his knowledge he, and Victor Lanza invented a polymer that didn’t degrade like polyethylene, wasn’t hazardous and was very cheap to make.

This new polymer, “plastic cable sheath” subsequently went into production in the 1960’s.

Patents of Walter Lincoln Hawkins – Black American Inventor and Scientist

Lincoln wrote three books, over 50 scientific papers and earned 18 U.S. and 129 foreign patents for his works.

Honors and Death of Walter Lincoln Hawkins – Black American Inventor and Scientist

Lincoln received various awards throughout his career:

  • National Medal of Technology,
  • International Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers,
  • Percy L. Julian Award,
  • Distinguished Alumni Award from Howard University,
  • At least five honorary degrees.
  • In 1975 he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering – The first Black American to do so.
  • Bell Labs’ annual W. Lincoln Hawkins Mentoring Excellence Award is named in his honor.
  • In 2010, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Lincoln Walter died in 1992.

5. Powtawche Valerino – Black American (African American) Mechanical Engineer

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Powtawche Valerino was mixed Mississippi Choctaw and Black American Mechanical Engineer who worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She played a vital role in the navigational systems of the Cassani mission.

Biography (Life) of Powtawche Valerino – Black American Mechanical Engineer

Powtawche was on the Mississippi Choctaw Indian Reserve to her Choctaw Mother and African-American Father. She spent her early years on the reserve and was enrolled as a member of the tribe.

When she was ten her family moved to New Orleans. After watching the Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion on TV she became very interested in science and technology.

Education of Powtawche Valerino – Black American Mechanical Engineer

Powtawche studied and earned her Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. She would later earn her Masters and Doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Rice University.

This made her the first Native American to earn a Ph.D. in engineering at Rice University.

The career of Powtawche Valerino – Black American Mechanical Engineer

Valerino joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Mission Design and Navigation Section in 2005. Initially, working on the Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter Mission she was later transferred to the Cassini team.

After 13 years on the Cassini project, she now works on the PArker Solar Probe spacecraft mission. This is scheduled for launch in the Summer of 2018.

Public Engagements of Powtawche Valerino – Black American Mechanical Engineer

Powtawche has worked to help recruit, and, encourage ethnic minorities to pursue careers in STEM. She also helped 21st Century Fox promote the 2017 film “Hidden Figures”.

6. Ronald McNair – Black American (African American) Scientist, Physicist, and NASA Astronaut

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Ronald McNair was a Black American physicist and NASA Astronaut. His life was cut tragically short when the Challenger Shuttle exploded in 1986.

Biography (Life) of Ronald McNair – Black American Scientist, Physicist, and NASA Astronaut

Ronald was born on the 21st October 1950 in Lake City, South Carolina. When he was only 9 years old he refused to leave a segregated library until he checked out his books.

The library is now named in his honor.

Education of Ronald McNair – Black American Scientist, Physicist, and NASA Astronaut

Ronald graduated from Carver High School in Lake City, South Carolina in 1967. He would later receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from North Carolina A & T State University in 1971.

He later completed his Doctorate in Physics from MIT in 1976.

Pre-NASA Career of Ronald McNair – Black American Scientist, Physicist, and NASA Astronaut

Prior to joining NASA, Ronald developed early experiments in the development of HF/DF and high-pressure CO lasers at MIT. Later in 1975, he studied laser physics at Ecole d’Ete Theorique de Physique, Les Houches.

After graduating from MIT he joined the Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California as a staff physicist in 1976.

NASA Career of Ronald McNair – Black American Scientist, Physicist, and NASA Astronaut

Ronald McNair was selected for the astronaut program in 1978 after which he underwent 1 year of training and evaluation. He qualified in August of 1979.

His first space mission was on STS 41-B which launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida in 1984. This mission was a complete success with Ronald logging a total of 191 hours in space.

This made him the second African-American to make a space flight.

His next and final assignment was a mission specialist on mission STS 51-L aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in January of 1986.

Challenger Mission and Ronald McNair – Black American Scientist, Physicist, and NASA Astronaut

Ronald McNair was mission specialist for the Challenger Mission when it exploded 9 miles (14.5 km) over the Atlantic just after takeoff on the 18th January 1986.

The disaster would change the space shuttle program forever.

Honors of Ronald McNair – Black American Scientist, Physicist, and NASA Astronaut

  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws from North Carolina A&T State University in 1978,
  • Honorary Doctorate of Science from Morris College in 1980,
  • Honorary Doctorate of science from the University of South Carolina in 1984.
  • Posthumously awarded Congressional Space Medal of Honor

And many more special honors.

Death of Ronald McNair – Black American Scientist, Physicist, and NASA Astronaut

Ronald McNair was famously killed in the ill-fated Challenger Mission on January the 28th in 1986. He was only 36 years old.

Donald was survived by his wife Cheryl and their two children.

7. Beebe Steven Lynk – Black American (African American) Scientist and Chemist

Beebe Steven Lynk was one of the first African-American female chemistry teachers in the United States. She was also a famed author and helped found the University of West Tennessee.

Biography (Life) of Beebe Steven Lynk – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Beebe Steven was born on October 24th, 1872 in Mason, Tennessee. Very little is known of her early life, whether she had siblings or not and who her parents were.

After graduating with a bachelors degree in Chemistry she founded the University of West Tenessee with her husband.

Education of Beebe Steven Lynk – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Beebe attended Lane College in Jackon, Tennessee. She graduated with a degree in1892 at the age of 20.

A year later she married Dr. Miles Vandahurst who was the founder, editor, and publisher of Medical and Surgical Observer. This would become the first medical journal to be edited by a Black American.

She later earned a PhC (Pharmaceutical Chemist) degree in 1903.

The career of Beebe Steven Lynk – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Beebe and her husband founded the University of West Tennessee in Jackon in 1900. After completing her PhC she immediately took up a position as a professor medical Latin botany and materia medica at the University’s new medical school.

Beebe and her husband moved the University to Memphis in around 1907. It would later close down in 1924 due to financial problems but issued 216 medical degrees whilst it was open.

African-American Women’s Club Movement and Beebe Steven Lynk – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Lynk played an active role in the early Black Women’s Club Movement. Lynk was also a member of the National Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Here also served briefly as the treasurer of the Tennessee State Federation of that organization.

In 1896 she authored her famous book, Advice to Colored Women. It reflected the organization’s mission to raise the social and cultural status of Black American women through education and fostering respectability.

Death of Beebe Steven Lynk – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Beebe died on the 11th of November 1948 in Memphis Tenessee. She was 76 yearsold and was survived by her husband.

8. Louis T. Wright – Black American (African American) Scientist, Surgeon and Civil Rights Activist

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 Louis T. Wright was an American civil rights activist and surgeon.

Biography (Life) of Louis T. Wright – Black American Scientist, Surgeon and Civil Rights Activist

Louis T. Wright was born on the 23rd July 1891 in LaGrange, Georgia. His father was a slave who actually obtained a formal education.

He would go onto to become the first African-American surgeon at Harlem Hospital. He would spend thirty years earned a reputation as an excellent surgeon and civil rights supporter.

Education of Louis T. Wright – Black American Scientist, Surgeon and Civil Rights Activist

Wright graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 1911. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1915.

He finished fourth in his class. He would later complete his postgraduate studies at Freedman’s Hospital in Washington D.C., and returned to Georgia.

The career of Louis T. Wright – Black American Scientist, Surgeon and Civil Rights Activist

After completing his studies and moving back to Georgia, Wright joined the Army Medical Corps. He served as a lieutenant during the first world war.

He returned to the U.S. in 1919 and moved to New York to set up a medical practice in Harlem. Louis also established connections with Harlem Hospital.

In 1929, he was appointed as the first African-American police surgeon for the New York Police Department.

Throughout his thirty years of practice, he started the Harlem Hospital Bulletin and headed a team that pioneered chlortetracycline use on humans.

He would later earn a reputation of excellence for treating head injuries and was made a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Not to mention the American Medical Association.

Civil Rights Activism and Louis T. Wright – Black American Scientist, Surgeon and Civil Rights Activist

Louis Tompkins Wright would build a reputation for his excellent medical research and his support for racial equality in the field of medicine.

He was also heavily involved with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He served as its chairman for almost 20 years.

Death and Legacy of Louis T. Wright – Black American Scientist, Surgeon and Civil Rights Activist

He died on the 8th October 1952 aged 61 in New York City.

9. Katherine Johnson – Black American (African American) Scientist, Physicist, and Mathematician

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Katherine Johnson was a Black American mathematician renowned for her work at NASA. Notably, she is remembered for her pivotal work on calculating orbital mechanics for manned NASA missions.

She would be become one of the famed NACA, later NASA, Langley ‘Human Computers’.

Biography (Life) of Katherine Johnson – Black American Scientist, Physicist and Mathematician

Katherine was born in 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. She was the youngest of four children to her father, a lumberjack, and her mother, a teacher.

She would show an interest and talent for mathematics at a young age which her parents cultivated. Her home state did not offer public schooling for African-American students past 8th grade so her parents arranged for her to attend high school at Institute, West Virginia.

Education of Katherine Johnson – Black American Scientist, Physicist and Mathematician

After graduating from high school at age 14 she entered West Virginia State – then a black only college. Here she took every math course she could attend. She was also mentored by many professors.

She later graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Mathematics and French at the age of 18 in 1937.

The career of Katherine Johnson – Black American Scientist, Physicist and Mathematician

After graduation, she took up a teaching post at a black public school in Marian, Virginia. After her first marriage, she resigned her position and enrolled in a graduate mathematics program.

She would drop out of the program when she became pregnant with her first child but would later pursue a career as a research mathematician.

In 1952 she heard about, and subsequently applied for, a position with NACA at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Between 1953 and 1958 she worked as one of the famed ‘Human Computers’.

After NACA merged with NASA in 1958 she would stay with them until her retirement in 1986.

Apollo Mission, Space Shuttle and Other NASA Related Contributions of Katherine Johnson – Black American Scientist, Physicist and Mathematician

Whilst at NASA, she made significant contributions to the Space Program. She famously calculated the trajectory for the 5th of May, 1961 space flight of Alan Shepard and his launch window.

She would later, like other ‘Human  Computers’ work directly with the digital computer later in her career. Katherine was also heavily involved in the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Legacy, Awards, and Honors of Katherine Johnson – Black American Scientist, Physicist and Mathematician

Katherine co-authored many scientific papers throughout her career, 26 in total. She has also been garnered with many honors throughout her career including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

Johnson has since been honored as one of the 100 most influential women worldwide by the BBC in 2016.

She also features in the highly acclaimed ‘Hidden Figures’ film.

10. Daniel Hale Williams – Black American (African American) Scientist and General Surgeon

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Daniel Hale Williams was an African-American general surgeon who performed the second successful and documented pericardium surgical procedure.

He would also found Chicago’s Provident Hospital.

Education of Daniel Hale Williams – Black American Scientist and General Surgeon

Daniel Hale Williams graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1883 with a medical degree.

The career of Daniel Hale Williams – Black American Scientist and General Surgeon

After graduating with a medical degree, Daniel opened his own practice in Chicago, Illinois.

He would later found the Provident Hospital in 1891 which also acted as a training school for nurses. This was primarily founded for use by African-American residents.

After his famed surgical work in 1893, he was appointed as the surgeon in chief of Freedman’s Hospital in Washington D. C. He held this post till 1898.

He would later take up a seat as a Professor of Clinical Surgery at Meharry Medical College, Nashville. Daniel would also help found other hospitals for the benefit of Black Americans.

He co-founded the National Medical Association for Black American Doctors in 1895and became a charter member of the American College of Surgeons. The only African-American to do so.

Open-Heart Surgery and Daniel Hale Williams – Black American Scientist and General Surgeon

In 1893, he became the first Black American ever to perform pericardium surgical procedure, to repair a chest stab wound. The surgery was performed with the aid of penicillin and blood transfusion at Provident Hospital, Chicago.

Personal Life of Daniel Hale Williams – Black American Scientist and General Surgeon

Daniel Williams was born in 1856 in the city of Hollidaysburg in Pennsylvania to mixed-race parents. He was the fifth of seven children.

The family eventually moved to Annapolis, Maryland. After his father died he took up an apprenticeship with a shoemaker in Baltimore.

He would later open his own barber shop in Edgerton, Wisconsin. He would become fascinated by the work of a local physician and decided to try his hand at it.

He apprenticed with Dr. Henry W. Palmer and enrolled at Chicago Medical College in 1880.

Williams would die a widower of a stroke in 1931 in Idlewild, Michigan.

Legacy and Honors of Daniel Hale Williams – Black American Scientist and General Surgeon

Daniel received various honorary degrees from Howard and Wilberforce Universities. He was also a Charter Member of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Chicago Surgical Society.

A Pensylvania State Historical Marker has also been placed on U.S. Route 22 in his honor.

TV and Other Media Representations of Daniel Hale Williams – Black American Scientist and General Surgeon

Daniel has, in recent years, appeared in popular culture. These have included:

  • Stevie Wonder’s “Black Man” track is widely credited to Williams achievements,
  • Tim Ried played Daniel Williams in the TV series, Sister in 1998,
  • He was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Black Americans in 2002.

11. Mae C. Jemison – Black American (African American) Engineer, Physician, and NASA Astronaut

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Mae C. Jemison is an American physician, engineer and NASA astronaut. She was the first Black American woman to ever travel in space on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992.

Biography (Life) of Mae C. Jemison – Black American Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

She was born on the 17th October 1956 in Decatur, Alabama. Her father was a maintenance supervisor for a charity and her mother was an elementary school teacher.

She was fascinated with things related to science from a young age. Mae, much to her parent’s dismay,  performed a series of experiments with some pus after she suffered from an infection.

After seeing this, her parents knew they had to support her later decision to go into science.

Education of Mae C. Jemison – Black American Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

Jemison graduated from Morgan Park High School in Chicago in 1973. She received her bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1977.

She would pursue and complete a doctorate degree in Medicine from Cornell University in 1981.

Medical Career of Mae C. Jemison – Black American Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

Dr. Jemison, postdoctoral studies, completed an internship at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in 1982. She then worked as a GP with INA/Ross Loos Medical Group in LA until December of the same year.

Between 1983 and 1985 she worked as the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

She returned to the U.S. in 1985 and joined the CIGNA Health Plans of California working, once again as a GP.

NASA Career of Mae C. Jemison – Black American Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

In 1987, she applied for and was accepted into the NASA Astronaut Program. During her time with NASA, she was responsible for aiding launch activities at the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, verification of Shuttle computer software and other avionics work on the Space Shuttle Program.

She was the science mission specialist aboard STS-47 Spacelab-J in September of 1992. This Space Shuttle Mission aboard Endeavour would complete 127 orbits of the Earth and clock up over 190 hours in space.

She resigned from NASA the following year in March of 1993.

Filmography of Mae C. Jemison – Black American Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

Mae has made various TV appearances throughout her life including a 1993 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Lieutenant Palmer.

She has also made various appearances in other TV programs as herself.

Honors and Awards of Mae C. Jemison – Black American Engineer, Physician and NASA Astronaut

Mae has received many honors and awards throughout her career. Many are listed here on her official NASA biography.

12. Warren M. Washington – Black American (African American) Atmospheric Scientist

Warren M. Washington is an African-American expert meteorologist and atmospheric scientist. He was the former chair of the National Science Board and currently serves as the senior scientist for the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

 

Biography (Life) of Warren M. Washington – Black American Atmospheric Scientist

Warren was born in Portland, Oregon on the 28th August 1936. His father was a waiter and his mother a practical nurse.

Whilst in high school, he was advised to attend business school but chose science instead. He would go on to become one of the world’s most influential climate scientists and would become well respected for his work on climate modeling.

Today he lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Mary. The couple has three children together.

 

Education of Warren M. Washington – Black American Atmospheric Scientist

Warren graduated from the Oregon State University with a bachelors degree in physics and later a masters degree in meteorology.

He would later complete his doctorate in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1964.

The career of Warren M. Washington – Black American Atmospheric Scientist

After his doctorate, he worked for a time as a research assistant at Penn State. Between 1968 and 1971 he worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan.

He would later work for the National Center for Atmospheric Research from 1972onwards. By 1987 he would have worked his way up to the position of Director of the Climate and Global Dynamics Division.

As his professional reputation grew he would later serve on various national commissions on climate change. He was even appointed as an adviser for the Federal Government including serving no less than four U.S. Presidents.

Between 1978 and 1984, he served on the President’s National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere. He was elected President of the American Meteorological Society in 1994.

Research of Warren M. Washington – Black American Atmospheric Scientist

Washington published numerous studies during his time at NCAR but he also wrote and released two books:

– An Introduction to Three-Dimensional Climate Modeling

– Odyssey in Climate Modeling, Global Warming, and Advising Five Presidents – His 2006 autobiography

Awards of Warren M. Washington – Black American Atmospheric Scientist

Warren has received many awards and honor during his career. These have included:

  • The 1997 Biological and Environmental Research Program Exceptional Service Award for Atmospheric Science from the U.S. Department of Energy,
  • The 1999 National Weather Service Modernization Award’
  • The National Medal of Science in 2010, and,
  • He was elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2013.

He has also been recognized for his efforts to encourage minority youngsters to pursue careers in atmospheric science.

13. Annie Easley – Black American (African American) Computer Scientist, Mathematician, and Rocket Scientist

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Annie Easley is a Black American rocket and computer scientist who helped create software for a variety of NASA systems. She is most known for her work on the Centaur Rocket.

Annie also, in no small part, helped make modern-day space flight possible.

Biography (Life) of Annie Easley – Black American Computer Scientist, Mathematician and Rocket Scientist

Annie was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1933. During her time at school, she firmly believed her only potential careers were either nursing or teaching.

She would initially begin studying as a pharmacist at Xavier University but dropped out in 1954 when she married.

Annie then worked as a substitute teacher helping to prepare blacks for literacy tests that were prerequisites to register to vote at the time.

Once her husband was discharged from the army the couple moved to Cleveland where she heard about the interesting NACA ‘Computers’.

Education of Annie Easley – Black American Computer Scientist, Mathematician and Rocket Scientist

She would later earn a Bachelors degree of Science in Mathematics from Cleveland University in 1977 whilst working for NASA.

NACA Career of Annie Easley – Black American Computer Scientist, Mathematician and Rocket Scientist

Annie Easley began working at NACA as a ‘Human Computer’ in 1955. Her work primarily revolved around making complex manual mathematical calculations for NACA engineers.

She would spend the next 34 years working for NACA, then NASA. Annie would later become one of the first black computer programmers.

Her later career was dedicated to the research on alternative-energy technologies and conservation systems.

Death of Annie Easley – Black American Computer Scientist, Mathematician and Rocket Scientist

Annie Easley died on 25th June 2011. She was 78 years old.

14. Arthur B. C. Walker Jr. – Black American (African American) Scientist, Solar Physicist and Pioneer in EUV/XUV Optics

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Arthur Bertram Cuthbert Walker Junior was an African-American educator and physicist who helped develop solar telescopes. These telescopes helped capture the first detailed images of the Sun’s outermost atmosphere in the last 1980’s.

He is also credited with helping create more Black Physicists with Ph.D.’s than any other single university in the U.S.

Biography (Life) of Arthur B. C. Walker Jr. – Black American Scientist Solar Physicist, and Pioneer in EUV/XUV Optics

Arthur was born in Cleveland, Ohio on the 24th August 1936. He was an only child to his lawyer father and his social worker and Sunday school teacher mother.

He would develop an early interest in science. An interest that would develop into a burning passion for the rest of his life.

Education of Arthur B. C. Walker Jr. – Black American Scientist Solar Physicist, and Pioneer in EUV/XUV Optics

Arthur would graduate from the Case Western Institute of Technology in 1957 with a bachelors degree in physics.

He would later pursue a masters in 1958 and complete his doctorate in 1962 from the University of Illinois. Walker was also elected to membership of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi and Sigma Pi Phi fraternity for Black professionals.

The career of Arthur B. C. Walker Jr. – Black American Scientist Solar Physicist, and Pioneer in EUV/XUV Optics

Arthur began his career working for the U.S. Air Force. His work here ignited his interest in space technology. After completing his military obligations in 1965, Walker joined the Aerospace Corporation.

He worked with them for 9 years. Here he focussed his research on solar radiation, specifically extreme UV light and soft X-Rays. Both of these affected the chemistry of the Earth’s upper atmosphere including the Ozone layer.

Between the late 1970’s and ’80’s Walker worked with various other scientists to develop a new scientific technique, called multilayer technology. This was later developed for use in space producing encouraging results with images of the Sun’s corona in the later 1980’s.

This tech can now be found on two of NASA’s major satellites.

Walker worked for Stanford as a Professor of Physics in the 1970’s. He would eventually work his way up to hold a joint position in the Physics and Applied Physics departments at Stanford by 1991.

Walker was later be appointed by Ronald Regan to serve on the investigating panel for the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle disaster.

Death of Arthur B. C. Walker Jr. – Black American Scientist Solar Physicist, and Pioneer in EUV/XUV Optics

Arthur Walker died on the 29th April 2001 peacefully at home on the Stanford Campus. He had finally lost his battle with cancer.

15. Jeanette J. Epps – Black American (African American) Aerospace Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Jeanette J. Epps is a Black American aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut. Before becoming an astronaut she worked for the Ford Motor Company and the CIA.

Biography (Life) of Jeanette J. Epps – Black American Aerospace Engineer and NASA Astronaut

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Jeanette was born on the 3rd November 1970 in Syracuse, New York. She was one of seven children to her father, Henry, and mother, Luberta.

Her parents moved to New York during the so-called great migration.

Jeanette would later graduate from Le Moyne College and the University of Maryland before working at the Ford Motor Company. She would later join NASA’s astronaut program.

Education of Jeanette J. Epps – Black American Aerospace Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Jeanette graduated from the Le Moyne College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Physics and later earned a Master and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Aerospace Engineering.

The career of Jeanette J. Epps – Black American Aerospace Engineer and NASA Astronaut

After graduation, Jeanette worked for a time at the Ford Motor Company. She would later work as an intelligence officer at the CIA before joining NASA in 2009.

She qualified as an astronaut in 2011 and has since also served as an aquanaut for the Aquarius underwater laboratory during the NEEMo 18 mission.

ISS Mission and Jeanette J. Epps – Black American Aerospace Engineer and NASA Astronaut

It was announced by NASA in January of 2017 that Jeanette will form part of the crew for the ISS from mid-2018 onwards for missions 56 and 57. She will serve as the flight engineer for the missions.

Sadly she was later pulled from the misson.

This would have made her the first Black American long-term ISS crew member and 14th Black American to go to space. Black American astronauts have visited the station in the past but never lived there long-term.

16. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Black American (African American) Scientist, Astrophysicist, and Author

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is a Black American scientist, Astrophysicist, author and science communicator, and educator. He is also the Frederick P.  Rose Director for the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, New York City.

He is also a famed TV presenter and, most importantly, a wine enthusiast.

Biography (Life) of Neil deGrasse Tyson – Black American Scientist, Astrophysicist, and Author

Neil was born in New York City on the 5th October 1958. Tyson was the second of three children. His mother was a Gerontologist for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and his father was a sociologist and HR Commissioner for NYC’s mayor.

He spent his early childhood in Castle Hill the Bronx but would eventually move to Riverdale. His early education was spent attending public schools in the Bronx area.

After a visit to the Hayden Planetarium at the age of 9, Neil would never shake his fascination of Astrophysics. He would regularly attend lectures at the Planetarium during his teenage years.

Between 1972 and 1976 Neil was the school’s wrestling captain and the editor of the schools Physical Science Journal.

He currently lives in Lower Manhattan with his Wife, Alice Young. The couple has two children.

Education of Neil deGrasse Tyson – Black American Scientist, Astrophysicist, and Author

Neil studied at Havard University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Physics in 1980. He would then study at the University of Austin where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Astronomy in 1983.

Neil then completed an MPhil in Astrophysics at Columbia University in 1989. And finally, he earned his P.h.D. in Astrophysics at Columbia in 1991.

The career of Neil deGrasse Tyson – Black American Scientist, Astrophysicist, and Author

Neil’s career technically between his BA and MPhil when he lectured at the University of Maryland.

After earning his doctorate, Neil spent a few years as a postdoctoral research assistant at Princeton University. He would eventually join the Hayden Planetarium in 1994 whilst simultaneously continuing his work at Princeton.

He would soon be promoted to Acting Director of the Planetarium in 1995. During the Bush Administration, he formed part of a 12-member commission to study the Future of the US Aerospace Industry.

Publications of Neil deGrasse Tyson – Black American Scientist, Astrophysicist, and Author

Neil is an accomplished scientist and has a large catalog of research publications. He has also published 13 books throughout his career.

Neil is best known for his “Origins: The Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution”.

Between 1995 and 2005 he was a monthly contributor to the natural history magazine, “Universe”.

His recent works include the New York bestseller “Death by Black Hole and other Cosmic Quandaries” and “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet”.

Awards and Honors of Neil deGrasse Tyson – Black American Scientist, Astrophysicist, and Author

Neil is the recipient of more than twenty honorary degrees. He is also the recipient of NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal.

Neil has also become immortalized with the asteroid 13123 named “Tyson” in his honor. He was also voted the “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.

Media Appearances of Neil deGrasse Tyson – Black American Scientist, Astrophysicist, and Author

His TV science presenter career started in 2004 when he hosted the four-part PBS Nova series “Origins”. He would later narrate the documentary “400 years of the Telescope” for PBS in 2009. He was also a regular on the History Channel’s popular series “The Universe”.

Tyson launched his highly popular “Star Talk” in 2009. This was meant to be a weekly podcast that would run for only 13 weeks. It has since evolved into a regular radio talk show.

17. Bettye Washington Greene – Black American (African American) Black American Scientist and Chemist

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Bettye Washington Greene is widely credited as being the first African-American female Ph.D. chemist to work at the Dow Chemical Company. Here she would research and help develop latex and other polymers.

Biography (Life) of Bettye Washington Greene – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Bettye was born on the 20th March 1935 in Fort Worth, Texas. She would develop an interest in chemistry at a young age pushing her to study it at university in 1955.

After her marriage to Veteran Airforce Captain William Miller Greene in 1955, she returned to Academia to complete he Ph.D. and joined and worked for Dow Chemical Company for her entire professional life.

Education of Bettye Washington Greene – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Bettye attended segregated public schools in Texas and eventually graduated from the I. M. Terrel High School in 1952.

She would later earn her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama in 1955. Bettye later earned her Doctorate in Physical Chemistry at the Wayne State University in Detroit in 1962.

The career of Bettye Washington Greene – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Bettye joined the Dow Chemical Company’s Britton Research Laboratory in Midland, Michigan in 1965. This made her the first African-American woman to join the company as a professional.

Whilst there her work focussed on colloid and latex chemistry as well as their interactions with paper.

She was promoted to Senior Research Chemist in 1970. She would continue working for Dow well into the later 1980’s before retiring in 1990.

Patents of Bettye Washington Greene – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Greene held several patents including:

  • Latex-based adhesives made from emulsion polymerization,
  • Composite sheet preparation with stable latexes that contained phosphorus surface groups,
  • Stable latexes containing phosphorus surface groups.

Philanthropy and Bettye Washington Greene – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Bettye was a charter member of the Midland, Michigan Alumni Chapter for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. This is a national public service group focussed on working with African Women.

Death of Bettye Washington Greene – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Bettye passed away on the 16th June 1995, she was 60 years old.

18. Charles Henry Turner – Black American (African American) Scientist, Research Biologist, Educator, Zoologist and Comparative Psychologist

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 Charles Henry Turner was an African-American research biologist, zoologist, educator and comparative psychologist.

Biography (Life) of Charles Henry Turner – Black American Scientist, Research Biologist, Educator, Zoologist and Comparative Psychologist

Charles was born the 3rd February 1867 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After earned Bachelors and P.h.D. degrees, he devoted his life to teaching children and studying insects.

Education of Charles Henry Turner – Black American Scientist, Research Biologist, Educator, Zoologist and Comparative Psychologist

Charles became the first Black American to earn a Bachelors degree from the Univesity of Chicago in 1891. He would later, in 1907, earn a Doctorate from the University of Chicago in Zoology.

The career of Charles Henry Turner – Black American Scientist, Research Biologist, Educator, Zoologist and Comparative Psychologist

Henry decided to teach at high schools instead of pursuing further work in Academia and research. This is widely cited as being a decision made by Charles to devote more of his time to studying insects.

It is thought that his decision to teach was because he was unable to get an appointment at the University of Chicago. Charles might have also not been able to work at the Tuskegee Institute as his salary would have been unaffordable.

Whatever the truth he clearly showed a preference for teaching and mentoring young Black American students.

Publications of Charles Henry Turner – Black American Scientist, Research Biologist, Educator, Zoologist and Comparative Psychologist

Charles published no less than 49 papers on invertebrates throughout his life. These included:

– Hunting Habits of an American Sand Wasp

– Psychological Notes on the Gallery Spider

Through his work, he became the first entomologist to show that insects can hear and distinguish pitch. He also found that cockroaches can learn through trial and error.

He also showed that honeybees could see in color.

Death of Charles Henry Turner – Black American Scientist, Research Biologist, Educator, Zoologist and Comparative Psychologist

Charles Henry Turner died on Valentines Days in 1923. He had suffered from acute myocarditis whilst living in Chicago.

Charles was buried in Lincoln Cemetery in Chicago.

The legacy of Charles Henry Turner – Black American Scientist, Research Biologist, Educator, Zoologist and Comparative Psychologist

Since his death, several schools have been named in his honor in St. Louis, Missouri. He is remembered on the Clark Atlanta University campus on the Tanner-Turner Hall building.

His life and times are the subjects of the 1997 children’s book Bug Watching with Charles Henry Turner by M.E. Ross.

In recent years, his research has been reintroduced to the public through the publication of Selected Papers and Biography of Charles Henry Turner, Pioneer of Comparative Animal Behavior Studies (2003).

19. Donna Auguste – Black American (African American) Scientist, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

Donna Auguste is a Black American entrepreneur, businesswoman, scientist, and philanthropist. She founded and served as the CEO of Freshwater Software between 1996 and 2001.

Prior to this, she worked as a senior engineering manager at Apple Computer.

Biography (Life) of Donna Auguste – Black American Scientist, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Donna was born in 1958 in Texas but soon moved to Louisiana and then to Berkeley California. She has three sisters and was raised by her single mother.

From an early age, she loved to take apart electrical appliances to see how they worked. She would later take an interest in software engineering.

Education of Donna Auguste – Black American Scientist, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Donna enrolled in electrical engineering and computer science program at the University of California, Berkeley. Here she earned her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

She later completed her Masters in Computer Science at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983.

The career of Donna Auguste – Black American Scientist, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Donna interned at the Xerox Corporation’s Palo Alto Research Center whilst conducting research at Carnegie-Mellon University. Whilst there she met the future founders of IntelliCorp.

In 1986, she would join IntelliCorp as a software engineer focussing on AI. After leaving IntelliCorp and taking a short career break she joined Apple in 1990.

At Apple, her work primarily revolved around the Newton PDA development project.

She moved to Bouler, Colorado in 1996 and joined the U.S. West Advanced Technologies as senior director. At this time, she foresaw the great potential for the internet and decided to found her own company Freshwater Software.

“Freshwater Software Inc.” and Donna Auguste – Black American Scientist, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

Freshwater Software was founded to provide, maintain and monitor business-critical web applications. It would grow rapidly to become a multi-million dollar company that served Fortune 500 Companies like Alta Vista, IBM, and Microsoft.

Donna would later sell it to Mercury Interactive Corporation for $147 Million in 2001.

Personal Life of Donna Auguste – Black American Scientist, Businesswoman, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist

Donna founded the Leave a Little Room Foundation, LLC after selling Freshwater Software. This is a philanthropic organization devoted to providing housing, electricity, and vaccinations for underprivileged communities around the world.

Auguste is also a devoted Catholic and a member of Cure d’Ars Parish in Denver.

20. Vivien Thomas – Black American (African American) Scientist and Surgical Technician

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Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who would go on to develop procedures to teat blue baby syndrome in the 1940’s.

‘Blue baby’ syndrome is now termed cyanotic heart disease.

Biography (Life) of Vivien Thomas – Black American Scientist and Surgical Technician

Vivien was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on the 29th August 1910. He would later attend the Pearl High School in Nashville in the 1920’s.

With hopes of studying to become a doctor, the Great Depression forced him to rethink his plans. He spent some time during the summer of 1929 working as a carpenter working at Vanderbilt University.

After being made redundant shortly afterward, Thomas enrolled at the Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial College as a premedical student.

His plans were once again derailed during this period of market uncertainty and he managed to secure a job as a surgical research technician under Dr. Alfred Blalick at Vanderbilt University.

Thomas would marry his wife Clara and have two children.

Education of Vivien Thomas – Black American Scientist and Surgical Technician

Vivien would never receive a formal education prior to starting his career as a surgical technician. For his services rendered he would later receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University in 1976.

On a technicality, the Doctorate was one of Law, not Medicine but it, nonetheless, earned him, finally, the title of Doctor after 37 years of surgery.

Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas – Black American Scientist and Surgical Technician

On his first day of work with Blalock, Vivien was thrown in at the deep end and assisted Alfred on a surgical experiment on a dog. At the end of the day, Thomas was told he would be part of another experiment the next day.

Within weeks Thomas was starting similar surgeries on his own. He was, legally, classified and paid as a Janitor despite the fact that by the mid-1930’s his duties were not indistinguishable from that of Postdoctoral lab researchers.

The Great Depression would very much dictate Vivien’s career. After securing his job with Dr. Alfred Blalock, Nashville’s Bank failed and wiped out his savings.

He was, therefore, thankful to have a secure job, though low paying, during this time of severe economic insecurity.

Vivien and Blalock would go on to make great leaps in human understanding of the causes of hemorrhagic and traumatic shock. Their work would ultimately save thousands of lives during WW2.

Their findings would ultimately lay the foundation for the revolutionary lifesaving surgery they were to perform at Johns Hopkins a decade later.

Death of Vivien Thomas – Black American Scientist and Surgical Technician

Vivien died of pancreatic cancer on the 26th November 1985. He has since been recognized as a key player in the pioneering work achieved by Blalock.

21. Joan Higginbotham – Black American (African American) Engineer and NASA Astronaut

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Joan Higginbotham is a Black American NASA Astronaut and engineer. She flew on the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116.

She is the third Black American woman to ever go into space.

Biography (Life) of Joan Higginbotham – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

She was born in Chicago, Illinois on the 3rd August 1964. She would attend Whitney Young Magnet High School before enrolling at South Illinois University Carbondale.

Joan is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and The Links, Incorporated.

Education of Joan Higginbotham – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Joan graduated from University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in 1987 and a Master of Management Science in 1992. She also graduated with a Masters in Space Systems in 1996 from the Florida Institute of Technology.

The career of Joan Higginbotham – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Joan started working for NASA in 1987 whilst studying for her Bachelor’s degree as a Payload Electrical Engineer. She would continue to be an integral part of the Space Shuttle team and would participate in 53 Space Shuttle launches whilst working at the Kennedy Space Center.

She was later selected for the astronaut program in 1996.

NASA, and Joan Higginbotham – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

She graduated from the program would later log over 308 hours in space during her STS-116 mission. She would decide to leave NASA in 2007 to pursue work in the private sector.

Awards and Honors of Joan Higginbotham – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Joan was given various awards and honors during her lifetime. These included the NASA Exceptional Service Medal as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of New Orleans.

22. Lewis Temple – Black American (African American) Inventor, Blacksmith, and Abolitionist

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Lewis Temple was a Black American inventor, blacksmith, and abolitionist.

Biography (Life) of Lewis Temple – Black American Inventor, Blacksmith, and Abolitionist

Lewis was born into slavery in Tampa, Florida on the 1st October 1800. He was moved to the whaling village of New Bedford, Massachusetts during the 1820’s.

Here he worked as a blacksmith. He married soon after to Mary Clark but the couple had three children.

Inventions of Lewis Temple – Black American Inventor, Blacksmith, and Abolitionist – “Temple’s Toggle”

Lewis is best remembered for his invention of “Temple’s Toggle” or “Temple’s Blood” that was a harpoon based on an ancient Eskimo design. In time whalers would take to using his harpoon over existing older designs.

He never patented it and as such the design was freely copied.

Accident and Death of Lewis Temple – Black American Inventor, Blacksmith, and Abolitionist

Lewis lived well and built a large sized shop. He would later be seriously injured after falling down a sewer hole from negligent city construction works.

After successfully winning a lawsuit for the same, where he was awarded $2,000, he died of his injuries on the 5th May 1854 at the age of 54. He never received the compensation and all profits from his harpoon and shop were used to clear his debts.

23. Stephanie Wilson – Black American (African American) Engineer and NASA Astronaut

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Stephanie Wilson is the second Black American woman to go to space. She is also an engineer and NASA astronaut.

Wilson would clock up a total of 42 days in space which is more than any other Black American astronaut.

Biography (Life) of Stephanie Wilson – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Stephanie was born on the 27th September 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her family would move a year later to the Pittsfield.

Her father had a long career in electronic engineering and worked for Raytheon, Sprague Electric, and Lockheed Martin.

Education of Stephanie Wilson – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Stephanie graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Engineering Science in 1988. She later earned a Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Univesity of Texas in 1992.

The career of Stephanie Wilson – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

After graduating, she worked for a couple of years for the former Martin Marietta Astronautics Group in Denver, Colorado. Whilst there, she worked as a loads and dynamics engineer for the Titan IV rocket.

Stephanie left Martin Marietta to attend the University Texas in 1990. Once she had graduated again, Wilson began working at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California where she remained until joining NASA.

NASA and Stephanie Wilson – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Stephanie was selected by the NASA Astronaut Program in April of 1996. Two years later she qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist.

She would fly on no less than three space shuttle missions, STS-121 (2006), STS-120 (2007), and STS-131 (2010).

Awards and Honors of Stephanie Wilson – Black American Engineer and NASA Astronaut

Stephanie has various awards and honors including The NASA Distinguished Service Medal and NASA Space Fight Medal to name but a few. She has also been given an honorary Doctorate from Williams College.

24. Earl W. Renfroe – Black American (African American) Scientist and Orthodontist

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Earl W. Renfroe, an African America orthodontist, and educator who advocated for racial equality.

Biography (Life) of Earl W. Renfroe – Black American Scientist, and Orthodontist

Earl was born in Chicago on the 9th January 1907. He would later graduate from Austin O. Sexton Gammer School in 1921 and later the Bowen High School in Chicago in 1925.

In 1934, he became the first Black American in Illinois, and the 3rd in the U.S. to obtain a commercial pilot’s license.

Renfroe was married to Hilda Forte, who died just one month before Earl on the 13th September 2000. The couple had three children.

Education of Earl W. Renfroe – Black American Scientist and Orthodontist

Whilst at Bowen High School he became the first Black American to attain the rank of Cadet Commander in their Reserve Officers Training Corps.

He also was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, Beta Boule, and the Druids societal group.

Earl graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago first in his class in 1931. He later earned his MS degree in 1942.

The career of Earl W. Renfroe – Black American Scientist and Orthodontist

Earl joined the Illinois National Guard in 1932. He would remain there for many years, eventually attaining the rank of general in 1984.

He would teach clinical orthodontics at the University of Ilinois for almost 60 years. During his time he built a reputation for being the best hands-on instructor in the world.

Dr. Renfroe was promoted to associate professor at the UIC College of Dentistry in 1953, and to full professor in 1957.

International Impact of Earl W. Renfroe – Black American Scientist and Orthodontist

During the 1950’s, Renfroe traveled abroad to lecture on orthodontics. He would eventually lecture in nine countries including Brazil where he was invited back to several times.

Dr. Renfroe also made 30 trips to Barbados, where a dental facility now is named after him.

Textbooks of Earl W. Renfroe – Black American Scientist and Orthodontist

Renfroe published a landmark textbook, Technique Training in Orthodontics, in1960. This was required reading for budding dentists in Brazil through the 1960’s.

Awards and Honors of Earl W. Renfroe – Black American Scientist and Orthodontist

Earl was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the UIC Dental Alumni Association in 1988. He was also inducted into the Chicago Senior citizens Hall of Fame.

Death of Earl W. Renfroe – Black American Scientist and Orthodontist

Earl died on the 14th November 2000 and was buried at the Arlington National Cemetry.

25. Lisa P. Jackson – Black American (African American) Chemical Engineer

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Lisa Jackson is a Black American chemical engineer who served as the Administrator for the EPA between 2009 and 2013. She is currently the Environmental Director of Apple Inc.

Biography (Life) of Lisa P. Jackson – Black American Chemical Engineer

Lisa was born on the February 8th, 1962 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before being adopted a few weeks later. She would later attend Tulane University with a scholarship from the Shell Oil Company.

Lisa is married to Kenneth Jackson and the couple has two children. The family lives in East Windsor Township, New Jersey.

She was initiated into the Delta Sigma Theta sorority as an honorary member in2013.

Education of Lisa P. Jackson – Black American Chemical Engineer

Lisa graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelors of Science in chemical engineering in 1983. She later earned her Masters of Science from Princeton University in 1986.

EPA Career of Lisa P. Jackson – Black American Chemical Engineer

Lisa joined the EPA in 1987 as a staff-level engineer later moving to the New York City regional office. Her career here revolved around developing numerous hazardous waste cleanup regulations and projects.

She would eventually serve as the deputy director and acting director of the regions enforcement division. After a stint at the DEP, Lisa returned to the EPC as the Administrator for the EPA in 2009 and introduced stricter fuel efficiency, air quality and emissions standards on industry. She remained in this role until February 2013 

DEP Career of Lisa P. Jackson – Black American Chemical Engineer

After working with the EPC for 16 years, Lisa joined the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in 2002. She served as the assistant commissioner of compliance and enforcement.

Apple Career of Lisa P. Jackson – Black American Chemical Engineer

In May of 2013, Lisa joined Apple Inc as their Environmental Director.

26. Lloyd Albert Quarterman – Black American (African American) Scientist and Chemist

Lloyd Albert Quarterman was a Black American scientist who is best known for working on the Manhattan Project.

Biography (Life) of Lloyd Albert Quarterman – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Lloyd was born on the 31st May 1918 in Philadelphia. He would develop an interest in chemistry at a young age and would often be seen experimenting with a chemistry set bought for him by his parents.

Education of Lloyd Albert Quarterman – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Lloyd attended St Augustine’s College, Raleigh, North Carolina where he earned his bachelors degree in chemistry in 1943.

Manhattan Project and Lloyd Albert Quarterman – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Shortly after graduating, Lloyd was hired to join the top-secret Manhattan Project. This would make him one of the very few Black American scientists who worked there.

His primary responsibility was to design and build a special distillation system to purify large amounts of hydrogen fluoride. This was needed to separate Uranium isotope U-235 for making the final bombs,

Post-WW2 Career of Lloyd Albert Quarterman – Black American Scientist and Chemist

After the war, Lloyd worked at the newly established Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, Illinois. Here he assisted in the development of the first nuclear reactor for atomic-powered submarines.

Death of Lloyd Albert Quarterman – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Lloyd died in July of 1982 at the age of 64 in Chicago, Illinois. His body was donated to science for research.

27. Joan Murrell Owens – Black American (African American) Scientist, Marine Biologist, and Educator

Joan Murrel Owens was a Black American marine biologist and educator who specialized in the study of corals.

Biography (Life) of Joan Murrell Owens – Black American Scientist, Marine Biologist, and Educator

Joan was born on the 30th June 1933 in Miami, Florida. She was the youngest of three children.

Her parents encouraged her early fascination with ocean life and supported her ambition to become a marine biologist. Joan’s father was an avid fisherman which in no small part helped fuel her interest in ocean life.

Joan suffered from sickle cell anemia which would hamper her later career.

After years of research at the Smithsonian, she would become a professor at the Geology and Geography Department at Howard University in 1986. She transferred to the Biology Department in 1992 and retired in 1995.

Education of Joan Murrell Owens – Black American Scientist, Marine Biologist, and Educator

Joan won two scholarships to the Fisk University in 1950 which both subsidized her education. Her father covered the rest of her tuition costs.

Fisk, at the time, didn’t offer any marine science courses so Joan studied fine art, graduating in 1954. She also took minors in mathematics and psychology.

She went on to enroll at the University of Michigan intending on studying commercial art but instead changed to an MS degree in guidance counseling. She graduated in 1956.

After working for few years she returned to University to study a major in Geology with a minor in Zoology at George Washington University in 1970. This was because Washington did not offer marine biology as a degree.

She received her B.S. in Geology in 1973 and her M.S. in 1976. Jean later received her Ph.D. in Geology from George Washington University in 1984.

Research of Joan Murrell Owens – Black American Scientist, Marine Biologist, and Educator

Most of her research was limited to laboratory work given her medical condition. A large percentage of which was conducted that the Smithsonian Institution working with samples from an 1880 British Expedition.

Discoveries of Three New Species of Coral by Joan Murrell Owens – Black American Scientist, Marine Biologist, and Educator

Whilst working at the Smithsonian she described the new genus Rhombopsammia and its two species in 1986. She also added a new species to the genus Letepsammia in 1994, naming L. franki for her husband, Frank A. Owens.

Death of Joan Murrell Owens – Black American Scientist, Marine Biologist, and Educator

Joan died on the 25th May 2011 and she was survived by her sister, her daughters, and granddaughter.

28. Margaret S. Collins – Black American (African American) Black American Scientist, Zoologist, Entomologist and Civil Rights Advocate

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Margaret Collins was a Black American entomologist and a civil rights advocate. She is best known for her co-discovery of the Florida dampwood termite.

Biography (Life) of Margaret S. Collins – Black American Scientist, Zoologist, Entomologist and Civil Rights Advocate

Margaret was born on the 4th September 1922 in Institute, West Virginia. she would prove to be a child prodigy and started college at the age of 14.

Education of Margaret S. Collins – Black American Scientist, Zoologist, Entomologist and Civil Rights Advocate

Margaret earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from West Virginia State University in 1943. She later earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1950.

This made her the third Black woman zoologist in the United States.

The career of Margaret S. Collins – Black American Scientist, Zoologist, Entomologist and Civil Rights Advocate

Margaret would teach at Florida A&M University as well as Howard University for many years. She did, however, primarily consider herself a field scientist focussing her fieldwork on North and South America.

Between the late 1970s through to 1996, Collins served as a research associate in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology. She specialized in termites from the Caribbean.

Research of Margaret S. Collins – Black American Scientist, Zoologist, Entomologist and Civil Rights Advocate

Margaret’s research would focus on termites specifically their evolution, tolerance to high temperatures, defensive behaviors, general ecology, taxonomy, and etymology.

Publications of Margaret S. Collins – Black American Scientist, Zoologist, Entomologist and Civil Rights Advocate

Collins made various publications during her career including:

– Science and the Question of Human Equality – 1981.

– Biology of Termites – Water relations in termites chapter  – 1969.

Death of Margaret S. Collins – Black American Scientist, Zoologist, Entomologist and Civil Rights Advocate

Collin’s was still performing scientific research when she passed way in the Cayman Islands on the 27th April 1996. She was 76 years old.

29. Benjamin “Ben” Montgomery – Black American (African American) Inventor, Landowner, and Freedman

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Benjamin Montgomery was a Black American inventor, landowner, and freedman.

Biography (Life) of Benjamin Montgomery – Black American Inventor, Landowner, and Freedman

He was born into slavery in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1837. He was later sold to Joseph Emory Davis in Mississippi.

He escaped at one point but was recaptured. Joseph would enquire why Ben felt the need to escape and the two men reached a mutual understanding. Davies would soon after appointing Montgomery to run a general store on his plantation.

Ben would later marry and have a son in 1847.

He would later become a freedman, buy his masters plantation, become the first Black American Mississippian official and opened his own general store with his son.

Education of Benjamin Montgomery – Black American Inventor, Landowner, and Freedman

Benjamin was largely self-taught and never received a formal education. He would show interest in a read about land surveyings, flood control, architectural design,  machine repair and steamboat navigation.

The career of Benjamin Montgomery – Black American Inventor, Landowner and Freedman

Benjamin would run his master’s general store on his plantation for a time. Impressed with his abilities, Davis made Ben in charge of the entire plantations purchasing and shipping operations.

Patents of Benjamin Montgomery – Black American Inventor, Landowner, and Freedman – “Steam-Operated Propeller”

Ben would eventually develop a steam-operated propellor to provide propulsion to shallow water boats. Although not a new innovation it was an improvement on an earlier design by John Stevens in 1804 and John Ericsson in 1838.

Being a slave he was unable to file a patent. Joseph attempted to file the patent in his name but was also refused as he was not the actual inventor.

When Joseph’s younger brother Jefferson Davis, become the President of the Confederate States of America this changed. He signed into law the ability for slaves to file for and be awarded patents.

Joseph freed Ben, who, now a freedman, filed for an won a patent in 1864.

“Davis Bend” and Benjamin Montgomery – Black American Inventor, Landowner, and Freedman

During the height of the civil war, Joseph and his family fled from the approaching Union Army. Benjamin assumed control of and ran the plantation. After the conclusion of the war, Davies sold the plantation to Montgomery.

“Montgomery & Sons” and Benjamin Montgomery – Black American Inventor, Landowner, and Freedman

With his son Isaiah, Montgomery established a general store known as Montgomery & Sons. Montgomery worked towards his lifelong dream of establishing a community for freed slaves.

Death of Benjamin Montgomery – Black American Inventor, Landowner, and Freedman

Benjamin died in 1877.

The legacy of Benjamin Montgomery – Black American Inventor, Landowner, and Freedman

His son, Isaiah, purchased 3.4 km2 of land between the Vicksburg and Memphis railroad lines and established a community for freed slaves. From this community the town of Mound Bayou, Mississippi was founded in 1887.

30. Mary Styles Harris – Black American (African American) Scientist, Biologist, and Geneticist

Mary Styles Harris is a distinguished African America Scientist, Biologist, and Geneticist. She has built a prominent career in health research.

Biography (Life) of Mary Styles Harris – Black American Scientist, Biologist, and Geneticist

Mary was born on the 26th June 1949 in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father was a doctor and his career directly inspired Harris to follow in his footsteps.

Her father, George, died when Mary was only 9 years old. She later enrolled at Jackson High School and was one of the first Black American to do so.

She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and their daughter.

Education of Mary Styles Harris – Black American Scientist, Biologist, and Geneticist

Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Lincoln University in 1971. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Genetics from Cornell University in 1975.

The Career of Mary Styles Harris – Black American Scientist, Biologist, and Geneticist

Mary would hold various positions of authority in organizations as well as Assistant Professorships. She also founded her company, Harris, and Associates in 1987.

Harris would also spend a lot of time as a graduate and medical school teacher and published in various scientific and medical journals.

TV and Radio Appearances of Mary Styles Harris – Black American Scientist, Biologist and Geneticist

Harris has produced television and radio shows. She also hosts a radio show, Journey to Wellness, and has developed a documentary, To My Sisters… A Gift for Life.

Awards of Mary Styles Harris – Black American Scientist, Biologist, and Geneticist

Mary has received various awards including the Science Residency Award from the National Science Foundation and Glamour magazines Outstanding Working Woman Award in 1980.

31. Henry Cecil McBay – Black American (African American) Scientist, Chemist, and Teacher

Henry Cecil McBay was a Black American chemist and teacher.

Biography (Life) of Henry Cecil McBay – Black American Scientist, Chemist, and Teacher

Henry was born in 1914 in Mexia, Texas. His father was a barber who eventually became a funeral director. His mother was a seamstress.

Education of Henry Cecil McBay – Black American Scientist, Chemist, and Teacher

McBay showed a proficiency in mathematics at a young age. This would help him gain admission to Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. He paid for his tuition by working in the dining hall and local post office.

He later earned his B.S. Degree in organic chemistry in 1934. After graduating he immediately took another job at the campus dining hall and later was offered a position in the chemistry laboratory to work on his masters.

Teaching Career of Henry Cecil McBay – Black American Scientist, Chemist, and Teacher

Henry loved nothing more than passing on his love of chemistry to younger minds. He regularly gave demonstrations on how to combine two materials.

In 1951 he developed a chemistry education program for Liberia for UNESCO.

Honors and Awards of Henry Cecil McBay – Black American Scientist, Chemist, and Teacher

McBay would receive many awards throughout his career including many outstanding teacher awards and the Norton Prize for Excellence in Chemistry Research.

Death of Henry Cecil McBay – Black American Scientist, Chemist, and Teacher

McBay died in Atlanta on the 6th June 1995.

32. Evelyn Boyd Granville – Black American (African American) Scientist and Mathematician

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Evelyn Bond Granville was the second ever Black American Woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics in the United States. She would later work with NASA and became an influential professor.

Biography (Life) of Evelyn Boyd Granville – Black American Scientist and Mathematician

Evelyn was born on the 1st of May, 1924 in Washington D.C. Her father worked various jobs during the great depression and her parents separated when she was very young.

Evelyn enrolled at Smith College in 1941 with funding from a partial scholarship from Phi Delta Kappa and money from her aunt.

Boyd married in 1960 but divorced 7 years later. She remarried again in 1970.

Education of Evelyn Boyd Granville – Black American Scientist and Mathematician

Evelyn graduated from Smith College with a degree in mathematics and physics. She also gained a keen interest in astronomy.

She was later accepted by Yale University and the University of Michigan for a graduate program in mathematics. Evelyn chose the former as they offered financial aid for her studies.

She would earn her doctorate in 1949 from Yale.

The career of Evelyn Boyd Granville – Black American Scientist and Mathematician

After graduating, Evelyn performed research at New York Institute of Mathematics. She later took a teaching job at Fisk University in 1950.

She returned to Washington in 1952 to work at the Diamond Ordnance Fuze Laboratories and 4 years later moved to IBM as a computer programmer.

Evelyn moved again in 1960 to work at the U.S. Space Technology Laboratories. Here she worked on various projects including the Apollo Program. She later took a position as a professor of mathematics at the California State University in 1967 and retired in 1984.

She continued to lecture in her retirement at various institutions including Texas College in Tyler.

Honors and Awards of Evelyn Boyd Granville – Black American Scientist and Mathematician

Evelyn received various awards and honors throughout her career including honorary degrees from Smith College and the Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal from Yale.

34. Ernest Everett Just – Black American (African American) Scientist, Biologist, Academic and Science Writer

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Ernest Everett Just was a pioneering Black American academic, science writer and biologist. He is best known for his work on the physiology of development notably in fertilization.

Biography (Life) of Ernest Everett Just – Black American Scientist, Biologist, Academic and Science Writer

Ernest was born on the 14th August 1883 in South Carolina. His father was a dock builder who later died of alcoholism. His mother, Mary Matthews, would raise him and his sister thereafter as a single mother.

She supported the family by working as a teacher in an African America school in Charleston, she also worked in the phosphate miners in the summer. His mother would later persuade some other families to move to James island to farm. The town they founded, now part of the greater Charleston, was called Maryville in her honor.

He later married in 1912 and had three children but he divorced later in 1939. He would marry again he re-married in France.

Childhood Sickness of Ernest Everett Just – Black American Scientist, Biologist, Academic and Science Writer

Ernest was not a healthy child. He was struck down by typhoid for six weeks but had a hard time recuperating afterward.

His memory was affected and he needed to re-teach himself how to read and write.

Education of Ernest Everett Just – Black American Scientist, Biologist, Academic and Science Writer

Ernest graduated magna cum laude with an honors degree in zoology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Jersey.

He was honored as a Rufus Choate scholar for two years and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

“Omega Psi Phi” and Ernest Everett Just – Black American Scientist, Biologist, Academic and Science Writer

Ernest founded Omega Psi Phi fraternity in November of 1911 with three other Howard students. This was the first All black fraternity on the campus.

The career of Ernest Everett Just – Black American Scientist, Biologist, Academic and Science Writer

Ernest would spend his career studying and developing pioneering techniques in diverse areas of physiology. These included in fertilization, experimental parthenogenesis, cell division, hydration, diversion, dehydration of cells and UV carcinogenic radiation effects on cells.

He was also the editor for three scholarly periodicals. Ernest also became a Julius Rosenwald Fellow in Biology allowing him to work in Europe.

His legacy in science would live on long after his tragic death.

Publications of Ernest Everett Just – Black American Scientist, Biologist, Academic and Science Writer

Ernest would publish many papers during his time in Europe. This included his seminal work “General Cytology”.

Death of Ernest Everett Just – Scientist, Biologist, Academic and Science Writer

He had been conducting research in France at the time of the German Invasion in 1940.

After spending some time in a POW camp he was rescued by U.S. State Department and returned home in September of 1940. His health had been deteriorating before his imprisonment but accelerated on his return to the U.S.

Ernest died of pancreatic cancer in October of 1941.

35. Hadiyah-Nicole Green – Black American (African American) Scientist and Medical Physicist

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Hadiyah-Nicole Green is a Black American medical physicist. She is best known for her development of cancer treatment using laser-activated nanoparticles. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Biography (Life) of Hadiyah-Nicole Green – Black American Scientist and Medical Physicist

Hadiyah was orphaned at a young age and raised by her aunt and uncle in St. Louis, Missouri.  She would later become the first of her family to attend college.

She would later attend Alabama A & M University and then the University of Alabama before now working at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Education of Hadiyah-Nicole Green – Black American Scientist and Medical Physicist

Hadiyah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics and optics in 2003 from Alabama A & M University. She continued her studies at the University of Alabama, Birmingham where she earned her Master of Science in Physics in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Physics in 2012.

The career of Hadiyah-Nicole Green – Black American Scientist and Medical Physicist

Greene became an assistant professor at the Department of Material Science and Engineering and Tuskegee University after graduating. Later, in 2016, she became the assistant professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Research of Hadiyah-Nicole Green – Black American Scientist and Medical Physicist

Hadiyah was awarded a $1.1 Million grant from the Veterans Affairs Office of R and D to start clinical trials on her laser nanoparticle treatment.

Mentoring Black Students and Hadiyah-Nicole Green – Black American Scientist and Medical Physicist

Green dedicates what free time she has to mentor and speak to young black students.

36. James Andrew Harris – Black American (African American) Scientist and Nuclear Chemist

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James Andrew Harris is the first Black American chemist who helped discover elements 104 and 105.

“First African-American to involve in the discovery of new elements”

James helped co-discover elements 104 – Rutherfordium, and 105 – Dubnium. Unlike his colleagues, did not have a Ph.D. when he did so. This made him the first Black American to be involved in a major new-element ID program.

Biography (Life) of James Andrew Harris – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Chemist

James was born in Waco, Texas on March 26th, 1932. His parents divorced when he was young and he was raised by his mother.

He later attended a high school in Oakland before attending University.

James later married and had five children. He was a devoted father.

Education of James Andrew Harris – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Chemist

James graduated from Huston-Tillotson College, Austin with a B.Sc. in chemistry in 1953.

The career of James Andrew Harris – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Chemist

James would find some difficulty finding a job after graduation but his persistence paid off. In 1955, he joined Tracerlab in Richmond, California. Later, in 1960, he accepted a position at the Lawrence Radiation Lab at the University of California.

Controversies with Russian Scientists About the Discoveries and James Andrew Harris – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Chemist

Both elements 104 and 105 were also discovered by a Russian team in the later 1960’s let by George Flerov. The Russians gave the elements different names.

Albert Ghiorso, who led Harris’s team, would dispute the Russian claims. Eventually, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (UPAC) accepted both claims and ruled over the current naming of both elements.

Further Search for Other Super-Heavy Elements and James Andrew Harris – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Chemist

After the discovery of elements 104 and 105, Harris and the UOC team continued to search for other super-heavy elements. It was hoped, once found, they might be beneficial to medicine, energy production and other fields of science.

Death of James Andrew Harris – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Chemist

James died on December 12th, 2000.

37. Reatha Clark King – Black American (African American) Scientist, Chemist, and Businesswoman

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Reatha Clark King is a Black American chemist and corporate executive.

Biography (Life) of Reatha Clark King – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Businesswoman

 

Reatha was born on the 11th April 1938 in Pavo, Georgia. After her parents separated her mother moved the family to Moultrie, Georgia.

Her family was relatively poor and she would help them in the cotton fields during her childhood. She would later be educated in a one-room schoolhouse, and excel.

King would later win a scholarship to Clark College in Atlanta and go on to have a varied and fruitful career.

She is married and is a mother two children.

Education of Reatha Clark King – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Businesswoman

Reatha graduated from Clark College, Atlanta in 1958 with a bachelors degree in chemistry and mathematics. She would later also earn a masters and then a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1960 and 1963.

Reatha also earned an MBA before leaving academia to join the private sector.

Scientific Career of Reatha Clark King – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Businesswoman

Reatha joined the Bureau of Standards after her Ph.D. This made her the first Black American chemist to do so.

Academic Career of Reatha Clark King – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Businesswoman

After moving to New York City in 1968, Reatha became an assistant professor at York College. She then became associate Dean in 1970 for the Natural Science and Mathematics Division. King also became the assistant dean for Academic Affairs in 1974.

In 1977, King became the second President of the Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis.

Business Career of Reatha Clark King – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Businesswoman

Raetha left The Metropolitan State University after 11 years of service to accept a position as Executive Director of General Mills Corporation. She would retire in 2002.

Board Memberships of Reatha Clark King – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Businesswoman

From 1979, Raetha has served on a large number of corporate and non-profit boards. These have included Exxon Mobil, H .B. Fuller Company, and Wells Fargo to name but a few.

Honors and Awards of Reatha Clark King – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Businesswoman

King has been the recipient of many awards and honors throughout her career. These have included the National Association of Corporate Directors of the Year, and the Defender of Democracy Award from the Washington, DC.

She has also received 14 honorary degrees.

38. Lloyd Hall – Black American (African American) Inventor, Scientist and Chemist

 

Lloyd Hall was a Black American inventor, chemist, and scientist. He is best known for his work on food preservation techniques.

Biography (Life) of Lloyd Hall – Black American Inventor, Scientist, and Chemist

Lloyd was born on the 20th June 1894 in Elgin, Illinois. He would later be an honor student at West Side High School, Aurora.

Here he captained the school debate team and was heavily involved in sports.

Lloyd would later marry.

Education of Lloyd Hall – Black American Inventor, Scientist, and Chemist

Lloyd graduated from the Northwestern University with a B.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1916.

Western Electric Company and Lloyd Hall – Black American Inventor, Scientist and Chemist

Soon after graduating, Hall was hired by the Western Electric Company. His interview was by telephone but he was quickly dismissed when he turned up on his first day of work. The company’s personnel officer took offense to Lloyd’s skin color.

The career of Lloyd Hall – Black American Inventor, Scientist, and Chemist

Lloyd began working for the Chicago Department of Health as a chemist in 1917. In1918 he moved to Ottumwa, Iowa where he worked as the chief chemist at the John Morrell Company.

Around this time he also worked as Chief Inspector of Powder and Explosives for the U.S. Ordnance Department during WW1.

Lloyd moved to Chicago where Lloyd began working at the Boyer Chemical Laboratory. Here he worked on the new industry of food chemistry. He later moved to the Chemical Products Corporation and then for his friend’s Griffith Laboratories as chief chemist and director of research.

Food Science and Lloyd Hall – Black American Inventor, Scientist, and Chemist

At Griffith’s Laboratories, Lloyd began researching ways of preserving foods. Up to this point, salt was the main preservative used, especially for meats. Nitrogen-based chemicals were also used but these tended to adversely damage the meat.

Hall developed a method of enclosing nitrates and nitrites within a salt “shell” to help preserve food and ‘cure; the meat without affecting its quality.

He would later develop means of improving preservation of meats stored in containers and developed a means of sterilizing foods, utensils, and tools.

Contributions of Lloyd Hall – Black American Inventor, Scientist, and Chemist

Hall’s contributions’ revolutionized food preservation, sterilization, preparation, and transportation. He, in no small part, helped improve the efficiency and profitability of food suppliers.

Hall published 5 scientific reports on his findings and received more than 100 patents.

Death of Lloyd Hall – Black American Inventor, Scientist, and Chemist

Hall died in 1971 after retiring from Griffith’s Laboratories in 1959.

39.  Marguerite Williams – Black American (African American) Scientist and Geologist

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Marguerite Williams was the first Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Geology.

Biography (Life) of Marguerite Williams – Black American Scientist and Geologist

Marguerite was born in 1895 in Washington D.C.

Education of Marguerite Williams – Black American Scientist and Geologist

Williams earned her B.Sc. in Geology from Howard University in 1923. She later studied and earned her masters at Columbia University in 1930.

Williams would wait another decade before completing her Ph.D.  in Geology from Catholic University in 1942.

Dissertation of Marguerite Williams – Black American Scientist and Geologist

Her Ph.D. dissertation was entitled “The Study of the History of Erosion in the Anacostia Drainage Basin”. This was a study on a local geological feature.

The career of Marguerite Williams – Black American Scientist and Geologist

Williams worked as an assistant professor at Miner Teacher’s College in Washington D.C.

She also served as the chair of the Division of Geography between 1923 and 1933.

After her masters, she continued working at Miner Teacher’s college until completing her Ph.D. Williams. She was promoted to full professor at Miner soon after.

Williams continued teaching classes in geography and social sciences, including night classes, until her retirement in 1955.

Death of Marguerite Williams – Black American Scientist and Geologist

Marguerite died in 1991.

40. George Franklin Grant – Black American (African American) Inventor, Academic, and Dentist

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George Franklin Grant was an African America dentist, academic, and inventor. He is famed for being the first Black American professor at Harvard.

Biography (Life) of George Franklin Grant – Black American Inventor, Academic, and Dentist

George was born in September of 1846 in Oswego, New York. His parents were former slaves. He would graduate from Harvard and later work there.

George later became the President of the Harvard Dental Association.

Education of George Franklin Grant – Black American Inventor, Academic, and Dentist

George earned his degree in dentistry in 1870 from Harvard University.

The career of George Franklin Grant – Black American Inventor, Academic, and Dentist

At the age of 15, George was hired by the local dentist as an errand boy. Later he became a lab assistant and the dentist encouraged him to pursue a career in dentistry.

In 1868, he and a friend became the first blacks to enroll at Harvard. After graduating he became the first Black American faculty member of the University. He stayed at Harvard for another 19 years.

George specialized in treating congenital cleft palates. By 1889 he had successfully treated over 115 cases.

“Harvard Odontological Society” and George Franklin Grant – Black American Inventor, Academic, and Dentist

George helped found the Harvard Odontological Society in 1881.

Patents of George Franklin Grant – Black American Inventor, Academic, and Dentist – “Improvements on Percy Ellis’ ‘Perfectum’ Golf Tee”

Grant patented the oblate palate. This was a prosthetic device allowing patients to speak normally.

George loved to play gold and in 1899 he patented his ‘Perfectum’ gold tee. This was made from whittled wood capped with gutta-percha latex resin more commonly used during root canal surgery.

Death of George Franklin Grant – Black American Inventor, Academic, and Dentist

George died in 1910 from liver disease.

41. Ruth Ella Moore – Black American (African American) Scientist and Bacteriologist

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Ruth Ella Moore was a bacteriologist and the first Black American to be awarded a Ph.D. in natural science.

Biography (Life) of Ruth Ella Moore – Black American Scientist and Bacteriologist

Ruth was born in May of 1903 in Columbus, Ohio. She would later become the head of the Bacteriology Department at Howard University.

Her life was dedicated to the study of tuberculosis, immunology and blood groups in Black Americans.

Education of Ruth Ella Moore – Black American Scientist and Bacteriologist

Ruth earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1926 and her master’s degree in 1927from Ohio State University. She later earned her Ph.D. in Bacteriology in 1933.

Dissertation of Ruth Ella Moore – Black American Scientist and Bacteriologist

Her Ph.D. dissertation(s) was entitled “Studies on Dissociation of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis” and “A New Method of Concentration on the Tubercule Bacilli as Applied to Sputum And Urine Examination”.

These were both studies on the Tuberculosis bacteria.

The career of Ruth Ella Moore – Black American Scientist and Bacteriologist

Ruth taught hygiene and English at Tennessee State College whilst an undergraduate. She joined Howard University College in 1939 as Assistant Professor of Bacteriology.

In 1948, she was appointed and became Head of the Department of Bacteriology in 1955. Later she became Associate Professor of Microbiology.

She retired in 1973 and held a position as Emeritus Professor of Microbiology.

Death of Ruth Ella Moore – Black American Scientist and Bacteriologist

Ruth died in Rockville, Maryland in 1994. She was 91 years old.

42. Emmett Chappelle – Black American (African American) Scientist

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Emmett Chappelle is a Black American biochemist who has made significant advancements in medicine, food science, and Astrochemistry.

Biography (Life) of Emmett Chappelle – Black American Scientist

Emmett was born on the 24th October 1925 in Pheonix, Arizona. He grew up on a small farmstead on the edge of Pheonix.

He was later drafted into the U.S. Army after graduating from High School in 1942. After some training in engineering,  he was reassigned to the all-black 92nd Infantry Division and posted in Italy.

After a fruitful scientific career and some time at NASA, he retired in 2001.

Emmett currently lives with his daughter and son-in-law in Baltimore.

Education of Emmett Chappelle – Black American Scientist

Emmett received his B.Sc. in Biology from the University of California in 1950. He later earned his Master’s degree in Biology in 1954 from the University of Washington.

Chappelle continued his studies at Stanford University and completed his Ph.D. in 1958.

The Career of Emmett Chappelle – Black American Scientist

After graduating, Emmett served as an instructor at the Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee between 1950 and 1953.

After earning his Ph.D. Emmett joined the Research Institute for Advanced Studies at Baltimore. He later joined Hazelton Laboratories in 1963.

NASA and Emmett Chappelle – Black American Scientist

Emmett joined NASA in 1966 as part of the Goddard Space Flight Center. Here his work focused on luminescence.

He was involved in various projects including the Viking Spacecraft.

Emmett retired from NASA in 2001.

Contributions of Emmett Chappelle – Black American Scientist

During his research at NASA, Emmett was able to develop means of detecting life on Mars and improve environmental management.

Publications of Emmett Chappelle – Black American Scientist

Emmett created more than 35% of peer-reviewed papers scientific or technical publications, nearly fifty conference papers, and co-authored or edited numerous publications in his field.

Patents of Emmett Chappelle – Black American Scientist

Chappelle received 14 patents throughout his career.

Honors of Emmett Chappelle – Black American Scientist

Emmett had been honored as one of the Top 100 Black American scientists and engineers of the 20th Century. He also received the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal from NASA.

He was also inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2007.

43. Alma Levant Hayden – Black American (African American) Scientist and Chemist

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Alma Levant Hayden was a Black American chemist who was one of the first women to gain a scientific position at a science agency in Washington D.C.

Biography (Life) of Alma Levant Hayden – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Alma was born on the 30th March 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina. She had originally planned to be a nurse but later found she quite liked chemistry.

Hayden later met and married Alonzo R. Hayden. The couple had two children.

Education of Alma Levant Hayden – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Hayden graduated from South Carolina State College with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry in 1947. She later gained her master’s degree in Chemistry from Howard University.

The career of Alma Levant Hayden – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Alma, after graduating, joined the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases. She later moved to the FDA in the mid-1950’s.

This is widely accepted to be the first official position of employment given to a Black American at the agency.

“Krebiozen” and Alma Levant Hayden – Black American Scientist and Chemist

At the height of the Thalidomide tragedy in 1962, the FDA’s role in drug safety was increased. With provisions for Thalidomide in place, the FDA turned its attention to Krebiozen, a new and expensive cancer treating drug.

Hayden and her team were able to find that Krebiozen was, in fact, a common substance, creatine. This has no effect on cancer in animals. Hayden backed up with analysis from MIT, announced the discovery.

She also testified at the lengthy criminal trial of the promoters of Krebiozen.

Publications of Alma Levant Hayden – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Alma published several scientific papers throughout her career.

Death of Alma Levant Hayden – Black American Scientist and Chemist

Alma died on the 2nd August 1967. She was survived by her husband and children. Alonzo died in 1993.

44. Guion Bluford – Black American (African American) Scientist and Aerospace Engineer

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Guion Bluford is a Black American aerospace engineer, retired Air Force pilot and former NASA astronaut.

“First Black American in space”

Guion is best known as the being the First Black American in space when participating in four Space Shuttle missions between 1983 and 1992.

Biography (Life) of Guion Bluford – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Engineer

Guion was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 22nd November 1942. Guion would go on to become a USAF combat pilot who would see action in Vietnam.

He would later become a flight instructor, join NASA and fly on no less than 4 Space Shuttle missions.

Bluford married in 1964 and the couple had two children.

Education of Guion Bluford – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Engineer

Guion graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1964 with a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering. He later completed a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology in 1974.

Bluford later completed a Ph.D. in 1978 from AFIT in Aerospace Engineering and Laser Physics. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1987.

U.S. Air Force and Guion Bluford – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Engineer

Guion began his pilot training at Williams Air Force Base, receiving his wings in 1966. He was later transferred to the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron and flew 144 combat missions in various theatres including North Vietnam.

He would later become an instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base in the late 1960’s. Bluford then trained as an officer in 1971.

After his master’s degree, he conducted research into Aerodynamics and fluid mechanics at the Air Force Dynamics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

NASA Career of Guion Bluford – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Engineer

Guion was selected by NASA in 1979 for their astronaut program. His first mission was STS-8 that launched from Kennedy Space Centre in 1983.

Bluford would go on to be a crew member of another three Space Shuttle Missions: STS-61-A, STS-39, and STS-53.

Post-NASA Career of Guion Bluford – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Engineer

Bluford left NASA and retired in 1993. Post-NASA he took up the post of Vice President/General Manager of the Engineering Services Division of NYMA, Maryland.

He has since served in leadership roles for Federal Data Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Aerospace Technologies Group.

Memberships of Guion Bluford – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Engineer

Guion has been a member of many organizations including as a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the National Research Council to name but a few.

Honors and Awards of Guion Bluford – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Engineer

Bluford would receive many awards and honors throughout his life. These included many military medals as well as entry into various halls of fame.

45. Ruth Smith Lloyd – Black American (African American) Scientist and Anatomist

Ruth Smith Lloyd was the first Black American Woman to acquire a Doctorate in Anatomy in the U.S.

Biography (Life) of Ruth Smith Lloyd – Black American Scientist and Anatomist

Ruth was born on the 17th January 1917. Her father was a Pullman porter and her moth a US Treasury clerk.

She was youngest of three sisters. She would later attend Dunbar High School before going to Mount Holyoke College.

Ruth married in December of 1939 a physician from Howard University. Her husband, Sterling, died in 1980.

The couple had three children and eight grandchildren. Ruth was an active member of her local church in her retirement.

She also founded the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 1987. Lloyd was also a member of the social and service organization, Girl Friends.

Education of Ruth Smith Lloyd – Black American Scientist and Anatomist

Ruth graduated from Howard University with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Zoology in 1941. Between 1937 and 1938 Ruth studied for an acquired her master’s degree in Zoology at Howard University. At Howard, she was taught by Ernest Everett Just.

Studying the fertility of macaque monkeys at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio she received her Ph.D. in 1941.

The career of Ruth Smith Lloyd – Black American Scientist and Anatomist

Ruth taught at Hampton Institute, Virginia between 1941 and 1942. She then joined the medical staff at Howard University in 1942.

At Howard, she primarily focussed her lectures on physiology and anatomy and achieved the position of Associate Professor in 1955. She stayed at Howard until her retirement in 1977.

Research of Ruth Smith Lloyd – Black American Scientist and Anatomist

Ruth’s research primarily focussed on endocrinology, sex-related hormones, and medical genetics.

Death of Ruth Smith Lloyd – Black American Scientist and Anatomist

Lloyd passed away in February of 1955 after succumbing to cancer.

46. Leland D. Melvin – Black American (African American) Scientist, Engineer, and Former NASA Astronaut

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Leland Devon Melvin is a Black American engineer and former NASA astronaut.

Biography (Life) of Leland D. Melvin – Black American Scientist, Engineer, and Former NASA Astronaut

Leland was born on the 15th February 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia. After attending Heritage High School he enrolled at the University of Richmond on a Football scholarship.

After a failed football career, Leland would work for NASA and become an astronaut.

Once retired from NASA, Melvin made appearances in some TV programs like Top Chef and the Dog Whisperer.

He is also the president of the Spaceship Earth Grants. This is a public benefits corporation dedicated to making space more accessible to the public.

Leland never married.

Education of Leland D. Melvin – Black American Scientist, Engineer, and Former NASA Astronaut

Melvin graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1986. He went on to complete a master’s in Materials Science Engineering for the University of Virginia in 1991.

Football Career of Leland D. Melvin – Black American Scientist, Engineer, and Former NASA Astronaut

Leland stared his American Football career at the University of Richmond’s team between 1982 and 1985. Melvin was selected by the Detroit Lions during the 11thround of the 1986 NFL draft as a wide receiver.

Pulling a hamstring during training he was released from the team. He was later chosen by the Dallas Cowboys but pulled his hamstring a second time, officially ending his Football career.

NASA Career of Leland D. Melvin – Black American Scientist, Engineer, and Former NASA Astronaut

Leland joined the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch at NASA’s Langley Center in 1989. He worked there for almost a decade before being selected as an astronaut in 1998.

Space Shuttle Atlantis and Leland D. Melvin – Black American Scientist, Engineer, and Former NASA Astronaut

Melvin would fly two Space Shuttle missions for NASA on the shuttle Atlantis during missions STS-122 and STS-129. The former was the 24th shuttle mission to visit the ISS.

After his second and final mission, STS-129, Melvin has clocked up over 565 hours in space. He retired from NASA in February of 2014.

47. Margaret E. M. Tolbert – Black American (African American) Scientist and Biochemist

Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert is a Black American biochemist. She became the first Black American Woman to be in charge of the Department of Energy Lab.

Biography (Life) of Margaret E. M. Tolbert – Black American Scientist and Biochemist

Margaret was born on November 24th, 1943 in Suffolk, Virginia. She was very young and her grandmother brought up Margaret and her siblings. After her grandmother’s health declined he eldest sister took the role of the head of the family.

Margaret would walk two miles to school every day and was top of her class. Whilst at High school she also worked as a maid to help pay the family bills.

Later a well-off Black American couple, who she worked for, supported and encouraged her to attend university.

She married for a time and had a son. She would marry again after her Ph.D.

Education of Margaret E. M. Tolbert – Black American Scientist and Biochemist

Margaret graduated with a B.Sc. in 1967. She later earned her master’s in analytical chemistry from Wayne State University in 1968.

Margaret earned her doctorate, in 1973, in biochemistry from Brown University.

The career of Margaret E. M. Tolbert – Black American Scientist and Biochemist

Post-doctorate, Margaret worked at Tuskegee University as a faculty member and chemistry researcher. She also taught at Florida A & M University between 1973 and 1976.

She also served as the Associate Dean at Florida A & M.

For a short period, she performed some research in Brussels, Belgium in 1979 before returning to Tuskegee the same year.

In 1987, she joined the research department of British Petroleum. She would later accept a position as Division Director at Argonne National Laboratory. In 1996 she resigned and became Director of the New Brunswick Laboratory, a position she stayed in until 2002.

In September of 2002, Tolbert became the Senior Advisor to promote the activities of the National Science Foundation until she retired in 2011.

Honors of Margaret E. M. Tolbert – Black American Scientist and Biochemist

Margaret has received a good number of awards and honors during her life. These include her election as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1998.

48. Robert Curbeam – Black American (African American) Scientist and Former NASA Astronaut

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Robert Curbeam is a former Black American NASA astronaut and scientist.

Biography (Life) of Robert Curbeam – Black American Scientist and Former NASA Astronaut

Robert was born on the 5th of March, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland.

He is married and has two children. Robert enjoys weightlifting, backpacking, and sports.

Education of Robert Curbeam – Black American Scientist and Former NASA Astronaut

Robert received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1984. In 1990, Robert earned his masters in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Curbeam also earned a Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1991.

Naval Career of Robert Curbeam – Black American Scientist and Former NASA Astronaut

After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1984, Curbeam commenced his Naval Flight Officer Training. After earning his wings he was assigned to Fighter Squadron 11 aboard the USS Forrestal.

During his tour on VF-11, he also attended the Navy Fighter Weapons School, famously known as Topgun.

After completing Topgun, Robert returned to the U.S. Naval Academy as an instructor.

NASA Career of Robert Curbeam – Black American Scientist and Former NASA Astronaut

He was selected by NASA in 1994 and completed his training in 1997. Robert took part in two Space Shuttle Missions, STS-85 in 1997 and STS-98 in 2001.

Curbeam clocked up 593 hours in space and retired from NASA in 2007 to join the private sector.

Honors and Awards of Robert Curbeam – Black American Scientist and Former NASA Astronaut

Robert received various honors and awards throughout his career including:

Fighter One Radar Intercept Officer of the Year in 1989 and U.S. Naval Test Pilot Scholl Best Developmental Thesis (DT-11) Award.

49. Patricia S. Cowings – Black American (African American) Scientist and Aerospace Psychophysiologist

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Patricia S. Cowings is a specialist scientist who was the first Black American to be trained as an astronaut.

Biography (Life) of Patricia S. Cowings – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Psychophysiologist

Cowings was born on the 15th December 1948 in The Bronx, New York. The daughter of the preschool teacher and a grocer she was one of four children.

Her parents instilled into her the importance of education as a way of “getting out” of the Bronx.

Education of Patricia S. Cowings – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Psychophysiologist

Cowings earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New York-Stony Brook. She later earned her master’s in Psychology from the University of California, Davis

Cowings later earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1979.

The career of Patricia S. Cowings – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Psychophysiologist

Patricia joined NASA in 1971 through their graduate program on a fellowship where she has remained ever since.

Research of Patricia S. Cowings – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Psychophysiologist

At NASA Patricia has been the principal investigator on various studies. Most of these have involved the Autogenetic-Feedback Training Exercise (AFTE) – a treatment for space motion sickness that she developed and patented.

AFTE teaches budding astronauts to control up to 20 physiological responses from heart rate to involuntary muscle contractions.

Honors and Awards of Patricia S. Cowings – Black American Scientist and Aerospace Psychophysiologist

Cowings received various awards and honors throughout her career, including the NASA Individual Achievement Award in 1993 and the National Women of Color Technology Award in 2006, to name but a few.

50. Harold L. Martin – Black American (African American) Engineer and Educator

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Harold L. Martin is a Black American engineer, educator and Chancellor of Winston-Salem State and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Martin is the first alumnus in North Carolina A & T’s history to hold this position.

Biography (Life) of Harold L. Martin – Black American Engineer and Educator

Harold was born on the 22nd October 1951 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Martin married and has two sons. Martin is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Education of Harold L. Martin – Black American Engineer and Educator

Harold earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the North Carolina A & T. He later won his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1980.

The career of Harold L. Martin – Black American Engineer and Educator

Harold’s career started alma mater at North Carolina A & T. He worked in various roles within the schools’ electrical engineering department. He later served as the department’s dean from 1989 to 1994.

Harold was later appointed the Vice Chancellor for academic affairs of the university between 1994 and 1999. He became the chancellor of Winston-State University in 2000 to 2006.

In 2006 he became the Senior Vice President for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina. In 2009 he was elected as the 12th Chancellor of North Carolina A & T State University, a position in which he still serves.

This made him the first alumnus to do so.

Honors and Awards of Harold L. Martin – Black American Engineer and Educator

Harold has received various awards and honors throughout his career. These have included his inclusion in the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1974. He has also received honorary degrees from Wake Forest University, to name but a few.

51. Ann T. Nelms – Black American (African American) Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

Ann T. Nelms is an influential Black American Nuclear Physicist. She is best known for her study of the persistence of nuclear radioactivity often cited in reports on nuclear fallout.

Biography (Life) of Ann T. Nelms – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

Ann. was born in 1929 in Waycross, Georgia.

Since 1954 she has lived in Washington D.C. with her husband and child.

The career of Ann T. Nelms – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

Ann worked as a nuclear physicist for the National Bureau of Standards in the 1950’s. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with many other prominent scientists like Ugo Fano and J W Cooper.

Publications of Ann T. Nelms – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

Nelms has published various studies including:

– “Graphs of the Compton Energy-Angle Relationship and the Klein Nishina Formula from 10 Kev to 500 Kev” in 1953 and;

– “U235 Fission Product Decay Spectra at Various Times after Fission” in 1957.

52. Garrett Morgan – Black American (African American) Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Community Leader

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Garrett Morgan was a Black American inventor and community leader. He famously rescued workers trapped within a water intake tunnel in 1916 and was a prolific inventor.

Biography (Life) of Garrett Morgan – Black American Inventor, Entrepreneur and Community Leader

Garrett was born in Claysville on the 4th March 1877. Claysville was an African-American community just outside of Paris, Kentucky. His parents were former slaves. He had at least one brother.

Morgan moved to Cincinnati in search of work.

Garrett married in 1896 but the marriage ended in divorce. He re-married in 1908and the couple had three sons.

Education of Garrett Morgan – Black American Inventor, Entrepreneur and Community Leader

Garrett progressed no further than a sixth-grade education.

The career of Garrett Morgan – Black American Inventor, Entrepreneur and Community Leader

Most of his teenagehood was spent working as a handyman. He moved to Cincinnati and later to Cleveland, Ohio in 1895.

Whilst repairing sewing machines inspired him to make his first invention, a belt fastener for sewing machines. In 1907 he opened his own sewing machine and shoe repair shop. This would grow and expand into the Morgan’s Cut Rate Ladies Clothing Store in 1909 which had 32 employees.

By 1910 he had lost interest in fixing other peoples sewing machines and dedicated himself to the invention. In 1912, he made his first patent with his “Smoke Hood” that would become the blueprint for WW1 gas masks.

In 1913, he developed hair care products and launched the G. A. Morgan Hair Refining Company to sell them.

He later developed glaucoma in 1943 and became blind. Despite this, he continued to work and one of his last inventions was the self-extinguishing cigarette.

Lake Erie Tunnel Explosion and Garrett Morgan – Black American Inventor, Entrepreneur, and Community Leader

In 1916, workers hit a pocket of natural gas whilst drilling a new tunnel under Lake Erie. The resulting explosion trapped many workers. Garrett and his brother used breathing devices to rescue two workers and recover four bodies before the rescue effort was shut down.

Community Leadership of Garrett Morgan – Black American Inventor, Entrepreneur and Community Leader

In 1908, Garrett founded the Cleveland Association of Colored Men to help improve the economic and social conditions of the black community.

He later founded the Cleveland Call Newspaper in 1916 that later became the Cleveland Call and Post Newspaper. Garrett became a member of the Prince Hall Freemason fraternity which was a mainly black lodge.

Morgan helped found an all-black-member country club in 1920 and ran for office in 1931 for a Cleveland City Council seat.

Death of Garrett Morgan – Black American Inventor, Entrepreneur and Community Leader

Garrett died on the 27th July 1963, aged 86. He is buried at the Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland.

54. Njema Frazier – Black American (African American) Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

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Njema Frazier is an African America Physicist who is the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administrations in Washington D.C.

Biography (Life) of Njema Frazier – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

She currently lives in Maryland but she is a native of San Francisco, California.

Education of Njema Frazier – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

Frazier graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor’s degree in physics. She later earned her Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from Michigan State University.

The career of Njema Frazier – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

Njema spent three years as a visiting Professor at the National Defence University, Washington D.C. She also spent four years as a Professional Staff Member to the U.S. House of Representatives.

She now serves as the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administrations in Washington D.C.

“POWER” and Njema Frazier – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

Njema is the co-founder of the Professional Opportunities for Women at Energy Realized (POWER) Employee Resource Group at the Department of Energy. This group advocates for stronger diversity and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.

Honors and Awards of Njema Frazier – Black American Scientist and Nuclear Physicist

Frazier has received various awards and honors throughout her career including the DOD Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award to name but a few.

She has also been featured on the EBONY Power 100 list, Grio’s list of 100 History Maker in the Making and many more.

55. Thomas L. Jennings – Black American (African American) Inventor, Tradesman and Abolitionist

Thomas L. Jennings was a Black American tradesman, inventor, and abolitionist.

Biography (Life) of Thomas L. Jennings – Black American Inventor, Tradesman, and Abolitionist

Thomas was born in 1791 as a freeman to a freed Black American family in New York City. He learned a trade and built his own tailor business before marrying.

His wife was born into slavery but was granted indentured servant status under New York’s gradual abolition law of 1799.

At this time children born to slave mothers after 1827 were considered to be born free but had to serve as apprentices to their mother’s masters until their mid-20’s.

The couple had three children.

The career of Thomas L. Jennings – Black American Inventor, Tradesman, and Abolitionist

Jennings learned and practiced the trade of a tailor in his youth. He also provided dry-cleaning services to his clients.

He quickly built a business as a tailor and dry cleaner and was well respected in his community. His early business earning was used to buy his wife’s freedom and that of their children born before 1827.

Inventions of Thomas L. Jennings – Black American Inventor, Tradesman, and Abolitionist – “Dry Scouring”

Thomas developed a means of clearing clothes called “dry scouring” for which he received a patent in 1821.

Civil Rights Activism and Thomas L. Jennings – Black American Inventor, Tradesman, and Abolitionist

Thomas, given his wife’s and his daughter’s experiences at the time, was a strong advocate for the abolitionist movement.

He was an active member of the civil rights movement for freeing Black Americans and on issues relating to emigration. Jennings also opposed the colonization of Africa.

Death of Thomas L. Jennings – Black American Inventor, Tradesman, and Abolitionist

Thomas died on the 12th February 1856 in New York City.

56. Fatimah Jackson – Black American (African American) Scientist, Biologist, and Anthropologist

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Fatimah Jackson is a Black American biologist and anthropologist.

Education of Fatimah Jackson – Black American Scientist, Biologist, and Anthropologist

Fatimah earned her BA degree from Cornell University in 1972. She later earned her master’s degree in 1978 also from Cornell and later won her Ph.D. in 1981.

The career of Fatimah Jackson – Black American Scientist, Biologist, and Anthropologist

Fatimah worked for as Professor of biological anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently lectures at Howard University in Washington D.C.

She has also become Emeritus Professor of the applied biological anthology at the University of Maryland.

Research of Fatimah Jackson – Black American Scientist, Biologist and Anthropologist

Fatimah’s research is focussed on:

  • Genetic variation in peoples of African descent
  • Human-plant co-evolution
  • Gene-environment interactions in chronic disease

Honors and Awards of Fatimah Jackson – Black American Scientist, Biologist, and Anthropologist

Fatimah has been the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award from the University of Maryland in 1995. Her research has also featured in the PBS program Black American Lives as well as the BBC’s Motherland.

57. Alfred L. Cralle – Black American (African American) Inventor and Businessman

Alfred L. Cralle was a Black American inventor and businessman. He is best known for his invention of the ice cream scoop.

Biography (Life) of Alfred L. Cralle – Black American Inventor and Businessman

Alfred was born on the 4th September 1866 in Kenbridge, Virginia.

Education of Alfred L. Cralle – Black American Inventor and Businessman

Alfred never acquired a formal education beyond basic schooling as a child and young adult.

The career of Alfred L. Cralle – Black American Inventor and Businessman

Alfred worked for his father in the carpentry trade in his youth. He later attended the Wayland Seminary – This was a branch of the National Theological Institute.

He remained there for a few years before moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to work as a porter at a drugstore and hotel.

Inventions of Alfred L. Cralle – Black American Inventor and Businessman – “Ice Cream Mold and Disher”

Whilst working at the hotel in Pittsburgh, Alfred conceived of his idea of the ice cream scoop, as we know it today. He noticed how much trouble ice cream servers had whilst serving their customers with spoons and ladles alone.

He applied for and was awarded a patent for it in February of 1897. He would, sadly, never profit from his ingenious invention.

Death of Alfred L. Cralle – Black American Inventor and Businessman

Cralle, after losing his wife, one of his daughters and his only son to diseases, was tragically killed in an automobile accident in Pittsburgh in 1920. He was survived by his only surviving daughter who was only 10 years old.

58. Gloria Long Anderson – Black American (African American) Scientist, Chemist, and Academic

Gloria Long Anderson is a Black American Chemist and Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Chemistry at Morris Brown College. She is also the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Biography (Life) of Gloria Long Anderson – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Academic

Gloria was born on the 5th November 1938 in Altheimer, Arkansas. Her parents were sharecroppers and Gloria was expected to help with farm chores in her youth.

She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and has one son.

Education of Gloria Long Anderson – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Academic

Gloria earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Mathematics in 1958 from the Arkansas A & M and Normal College. She later earned her master’s in Organic Chemistry from Atlanta University in 1960.

She later won her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1968.

The career of Gloria Long Anderson – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Academic

After her Ph.D. Anderson joined the faculty of Morris Brown College in Atlanta as its Associate Professor, and chair, of the chemistry department. She was later promoted to the Fuller E. Calloway Professor of Chemistry in 1990, 1993, 1999 and 2007.

Anderson became Morris Brown’s interim president twice, from 1992 to 1993 and in 1998, and was Dean of Science and Technology from 1995 to 1997.

Research of Gloria Long Anderson – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Academic

Gloria’s research has centered around fluorine-19 and how it interacts with other atoms. She has also concentrated on epoxidation mechanisms, solid-fuel rocket propellants, antiviral drugs, fluoridated pharmaceuticals and substituted amantadines.

Patents of Gloria Long Anderson – Black American Scientist, Chemist and Academic

Gloria has received various patents throughout her career.

59. Samuel R. Scottron – Black American (African American) Engineer and Inventor

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Samuel R. Scottron was a Black American inventor and entrepreneur. He was a prominent member of Brooklyn’s Black Elite community and is best known as the inventor of the Scottron’s Improved Mirror.

Biography (Life) of Samuel R. Scottron – Black American Engineer and Inventor

Samuel is thought to have been born in Philadelphia between 1841 and 1843 but other sources claim he was born free in New England. Nothing is known of his parents but there were most likely indentured servants, small farmers or perhaps artisans.

Whatever the truth, the family moved to New York 1849 and later Brooklyn in 1852. He later attended grammar school at the age of 14.

After a varied career, he eventually married a native New Yorker un 1863 and had five children. Samuel was the maternal great-grandfather of the singer Lena Horne.

Education of Samuel R. Scottron – Black American Engineer and Inventor

Scottron earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Cooper Union in 1878.

The career of Samuel R. Scottron – Black American Engineer and Inventor

In his early years, Samuel worked as a barber with his father. During the civil war, he worked as a merchant to supply provisions to the 3rd United States Colored Infantry but almost became bankrupt.

After the war, he opened a series of grocery stores and also a barber shop in Springfield, Massachusetts. Between the 1870’s and 1984, he focussed his attention on inventions and secured various patents for his creations.

These inventions would make him a wealthy man and he became the first Black American member of Brooklyn’s board of education.

Inventions of Samuel R. Scottron – Black American Engineer and Inventor – “Improved Mirror”

During his time as a barber, he noticed how customers struggled to view their haircuts using hand mirrors alone. His solution was to develop an array of mirrors that were “arranged opposite each other as to give the view of every side at once.”

His mirror would prove to be very successful and profitable. He would also file for and be awarded a number of other patents ranging from an Adjustable Window Cornice to a Curtain Rod.

Community Leadership of Samuel R. Scottron – Black American Engineer and Inventor

Samuel was a community leader in New York. He helped set up organizations to promote racial harmony and equality of opportunity.

He was public speaker and writer on race relations and served as a highly influential leader in the Republican Party. He later fought to end slavery in Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Death of Samuel R. Scottron – Black American Engineer and Inventor

Samuel died in 1905.

60. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot – Black American (African American) Scientist and Sociologist

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Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is a Black American sociologist who “examines the culture of schools, the broad ecology of education, and the relationship between human development and social change”.

Biography (Life) of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot – Black American Scientist and Sociologist

Sara was born on 22nd August 1944. Sara has built a career exploring the culture of schools, the patterns and structures in the classroom, socialization within families and communities and the relationship between culture and learning styles.

Education of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot – Black American Scientist and Sociologist

Sara completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Swarthmore college between 1962 and 1966. She later earned the Ph.D. in the sociology of education at Harvard University in 1972.

The Career of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot – Black American Scientist and Sociologist

Since gaining her Ph.D. Sara has built a career Sara joined the faculty of Harvard in 1972. She has remained there ever since.

“Portraiture” of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot – Black American Scientist and Sociologist

“Portraiture” has been pioneered and developed by Sara throughout her career. This is an approach to social science that bridges “the realms of aesthetics and empiricism”.

Publications of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot – Black American Scientist and Sociologist

Sara has written 10 books expanding and exploring her concept of “Portraiture”. These have included I’ve Known River and the seminal The Art and Science of Portraiture.

Honors and Awards of Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot – Black American Scientist and Sociologist

Sara has received various honors and awards throughout her career. These have included the MacArthur Fellowship in 1984 and her appointment, in 1998, as the Emily Hargrove’s Fisher endowed the chair at Harvard University to name but a few.

The later is planned to have its name changed to Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot endowed chair. This will make her the first Black American woman at Harvard to have an endowed professorship named in their honor.

61. Joseph Winters – Black American (African American) Inventor and Abolitionist

 

Joseph Winters was a Black American abolitionist and inventor. He is best known for his patent for a wagon-mounted fire escape ladder.

Biography (Life) of Joseph Winters – Black American Inventor and Abolitionist

Joseph was born in Leesburg, Virginia to a Black American brick maker and Shawnee Indian mother in 1816.

Winters later moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in 1840.

The career of Joseph Winters – Black American Inventor and Abolitionist

Joseph initially worked as a farmer and later became a mechanic for the Cumberland Valley Railroad.

Inventions of Joseph Winters – Black American Inventor and Abolitionist – “Improved Wagon Mounted Fire Escape Ladder”

Joseph noticed that fireman of the time needed to take off ladders from wagons before raising them to climb up to windows to rescue people or use their hoses. His solution was to provide a means of keeping the ladders attached to wagons to enable them to be raised and lowered much more easily.

He filed for and received his patent for his design in 1878. He later made an improvement to the design and received another patent in 1879.

Interestingly his design was not the first true wagon fixed ladder, that had been made 29 years earlier by George Huttman and George Kornelio in 1849. Joseph’s innovation was to use a metal, rather than wooden, ladder.

His design would be quickly adopted by the Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Fire Department.

Other Patents of Joseph Winters – Black American Inventor and Abolitionist

Joseph would continue to tinker with his designs for fire escape ladders and received another patent in 1882 for the first ladder that could be affixed to a building.

Underground Railroad and Joseph Winter

Joseph Winters became an active member of the Underground Railroad movement in the U.S. The Underground Railroad was responsible for safely ferrying slaves into free states and Canada through networks of safe houses and secret routes across the U.S.

Death of Joseph Winters – Black American Inventor and Abolitionist

Joseph died in 1916 at the grand old age of 100.

Black Inventors - The Complete List of Genius Black American (African American) Inventors, Scientists and Engineers with Their Revolutionary Inventions That Changed the World and Impacted the History

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If yes, DiasporaEngager can help. To find someone who can help you to address your adoption needs, please log into your account https://diasporaengager.com/login and go to the menu called “Post Need” to post something related to adoption such as:

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Diaspora Engagement Strategies: How to Engage with the Global Diaspora

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DiasporaEngager’s products and services cover more than 70 areas of interest. To learn more about how Diaspora Engagement can assist you, please click on any of the category listed below.

Remember to Love God and His People
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10 of Africa’s Most Affluent Families

From business to the arts, politics to religion, here are 10 of Africa’s most affluent families.

The dos Santos Family – Angola

From Petroleum to mining, banking, real estate, cement, retail, media, and entertainment, there are few areas of trade and investment that the dos Santos Family have not spread their reach to. At the hub is José Eduardo dos Santos, the 75-year-old Angolan president, who has been in power for 37 years. The family also boasts Isabel dos Santos, usually referred to as Africa’s richest woman. She owns banks, telecom companies, a cement factory, a supermarket chain, restaurants, casinos, and also holds stakes in various utility firms. Isabel dos Santos has a vast portfolio of investments in Angola, Portugal, Mozambique, and Cape Verde. Other influential names in the family include banker and investor, José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, media guru, Welwitschia José dos Santos Pego (Tchizé), and famous creative, José Paulino dos Santos, who is popularly known as ‘Coreon Dú.’

dos_santos_family

dos_santos_family

The Rupert Family – South Africa

They say, “Do not despise humble beginnings.” What started out as a small cigarette company in 1941, transformed into a huge billion-dollar corporate empire, making the Rupert Family one of the wealthiest and influential families in the world. The Rupert Family owns luxury brands such as the infamous Cartier, Mont Blanc, and Dunhill under the Richemont banner. Apart from the luxury brands and cigarettes, the family also has a lot of control in the beverage industry, controlling nearly a fifth of South Africa’s wine market, as well as up to 80% of all Brandy sales. The Ruperts, through the investment company, Remgro (formerly Rembrandt S.A.), also own Mediclinic, which is one of South Africa’s biggest healthcare brands.

 johann_rupert

 johann_rupert

The Oppenheimer Family – South Africa

If diamonds are forever, then the Oppenheimers’ wealth is surely eternal. This South African family previously De Beers and Anglo American, two of the biggest names in the world of diamond, gold and platinum mining. What started as a broker job for German-born Ernest Oppenheimer in Kimberley, South Africa, developed into a mining empire whose wealth and power reigned for years around the world. Even though the family has sold most of the shares in the mining companies, the wealth and influence still remains, and it is looking like it will be forever, just like the diamonds.

nicky_oppenheimer

nicky_oppenheimer

The Dangote Family – Nigeria

Aliko Dangote comes from a prominent Nigerian business family. He is the great grand son of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest African at the time of his death in 1955. Aliko, an ethnic Hausa Muslim from Kano State, was born on 10 April 1957 into a wealthy Muslim family. He remains the richest man on the African continent for the seventh consecutive year, and owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities and operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia. He is father to three daugthers and despite their father’s affluence, the daughters remain private and have studied at the best universities.

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

The Ibru Family – Nigeria

The Ibru Family is considered one of the most successful and influential families in the history of Nigeria. Some of the key names the Ibru Family boasts are the late Felix Ibru, Goodie Ibru, who was president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and Alex Ibru, who once served as Minister for Internal Affairs and founded Guardian Newspaper. Perhaps the most influential Ibru was Olorogun Michael Christopher Ibru. Michael was well-known for having founded the first black-owned frozen fish business, as well as vehicle distribution and marketing company, Ruta, which, at one time, was the sole distributor of Mazda, Tata, and Jeep vehicles. Regardless of succession dispute rumors, the family conglomerate, the Ibru Organization, remains one of the largest businesses in Nigeria and holds a huge stake in Aero Contractors Airlines, Sheraton, and Ikeja Hotels Plc, among others.

ibru family

ibru family

The Kenyatta Family – Kenya

The name ‘Kenyatta’ is influential in both business and politics, having produced two Kenyan presidents – first president, President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, and fourth president, President Uhuru Kenyatta, The Kenyatta family’s influence is, arguably, the biggest influence in the East African Region. The Kenyatta Family commands a lot of business control in the dairy, hospitality, media, and banking industries both in Kenya and abroad. Some of the family’s notable investments include Brookside Dairy, Heritage Hotels, and Mediamax Group. They also hold about 25% shares of the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA).

Kenyatta family

Kenyatta family

The Bakhresa Family – Tanzania

From Kenya to Malawi, Tanzania to Mozambique, the brands Azam and Bakhresa Group dominate the food, beverage, and plastics industries. What was started by Said Salim Bakhresa as a small restaurant, has now turned into a continental powerhouse. The Bakhresa Group, which has a turnover of almost $1 billion dollars annually, is currently managed by Said’s sons, Mohammed and Abubakar, and includes companies like Azam Media, a confectionery company, among many more. The Azam Group also deals in petroleum and plastics, as well as owns the Azam Football Club, which is one of the biggest football clubs in Tanzania.

said_salim_bakhresa

said_salim_bakhresa

The Nguema Family – Equatorial Guinea

The Nguema Family of Equatorial Guinea is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families of West Africa. The family consists of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa’s longest-serving head, as well as his son, Teodorin, who is the country’s vice president, along with other relatives who serve as ministers and government leaders. It is hard to know the actual monetary value of the Nguema Family; however, in 2012, French authorities seized various luxury assets belonging to Teodorin worth close to $300 million, having us conclude that the family is worth more than that.

the_nguema_family

the_nguema_family

The Bushiri Family – Malawi

Faith leaders are some of the most influential people on the African continent. One of the most influential names in Malawian history is Malawi-born, South African-based prophet and entrepreneur, Shepherd Bushiri. With an estimated wealth of $200 million, Bushiri and his wife, Mary, have a combined social media reach of more than 2.5 million followers, making them one of the most influential couples on the continent. They also own a mining company, a mobile telecommunications network called PSB, and a TV station that broadcasts across the continent as well as SB University, which has campuses in South Sudan and South Africa. Prophet Bushiri’s brother, Otis, also mans a mega church in the South African city of Cape Town, while Mary’s brother, Duncan, popularly known as ‘Gwamba,’ controls a beverage plant in Malawi.

the_bushiri_family

the_bushiri_family

The Kuti Family – Nigeria

From music and artm to human rights activism, one cannot help but awe at the influence that the Kuti Family of Nigeria has had on Nigeria. Perhaps the foundation of this great family is Fela Kuti (1938 – 1997). Fela Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, and composer who is regarded as a pioneer of the the Afrobeat music genre. A solid pan-Africanist, Fela’s music remains some of the most exported music pieces from the African continent. Fela’s sons, Femi and Seun, continue to carry their father’s musical legacy. Fela’s daughter, Yeni, who is also musically gifted, currently runs The Afrika Shrine, a revamped studio and entertainment place, which was originally founded by Fela. Yeni is also one of the founders of FELAbration, a music festival dedicated to celebrating Fela’s work.

femi_kuti

femi_kuti

Source:  https://www.africa.com/most-affluent-families


Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) Planted a Prophetic Seed, Laid a New Foundation and Elevated Los Angeles During a Prophetic Conference in Hollywood, California

From April 5th to April 6th, 2018, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries), Founder and President of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the world’s fastest growing church, has prophetically shaken Los Angeles during a conference / revival organized in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, in Los Angeles, the most populous city in California. Originally planned to take place at The Forum in Inglewood, the venue of that conference was upgraded to the Dolby Theatre formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, a world’s premier auditorium for dance shows, entertainment, musicals, opera, prominent television and award events, symphony performances, and top live-performances in Hollywood, the home of the US film industry.

 

Several world-renowned artists such as Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins), Alicia Keys (Alicia Augello Cook), Andrea Bocelli, Andy (Andranik Madadian), Barry Manilow, Beyoncé (Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter), Celine Dion, Charice (Jake Zyrus), Christina Aguilera, David Jon Gilmour, Dixie Chicks, Elissa (Elissar Zakaria Khoury), Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick MacManus), Googoosh (Faegheh Atashin), Ian Scott Anderson, Joe Bonamassa, Leila Forouhar, Mariah Carey, Neil Young, Philipp Kirkorov (Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov), Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson), Shadmehr Aghili, Shohreh Solati, Siavash Ghomayshi, The Corrs, The New Power Generation, Vanilla Ice (Robert Matthew Van Winkle), etc. have performed at that Dolby Theatre. Since its opening in 2001, the Dolby Theatre has hosted several top ceremonies including the Academy Awards also known as the Oscars which honor excellent achievers in cinematic under the leadership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. However, none of those events had a significant impact on lives and on the city as the prophetic conference just led by Major One, the first Black to be nominated to receive the prestigious “Honorary US Citizenship” given to only 8 people of exceptional merit since 1776.

 

Indeed, during the conference, Major 1, the richest minister in the world and one of the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” http://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/ShepherdBushiri, announced that God sent him to lay a new foundation in Los Angeles. He said that God showed him a vision and God said “I am about to change the City of Los Angeles”. The #1 Major Prophet of all time said that the Lord told him that, in the next three years, a revival is going to shake Los Angeles. Therefore, where many have often gathered from all over the world to be entertained by famous Hollywood celebrities, thousands have gathered in the same venue instead to partake into the prophetic movement, worship, honor, and experience life-changing encounters with the God of Major 1, the God of Miracles and Wonders.

 

During the first day of the event, Major 1, one of the youngest billionaires in the world (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com), preached and prophesied to many people. His message focused on the hand of God and how He stretched it. When God stretches out His hand, He wants to touch and/or bless somebody. In Isaiah 65, God stretched out His hand to a rebellious people who might have not even been aware that God wanted to bless them. Similarly, God still stretches out His hand today over some people deemed unworthy to bless them. However, as Major 1 (https://www.psbministries.international) explained to the crowd, God’s hand is not short that He can’t touch people, but sin and most often the lack of knowledge hinder Him.

 

One the second day of the conference, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, PhD, prayed for and laid hands on everyone in attendance one by one. Afterwards, miracles rained, people witnessed the touch of God, several people were instantly healed from incurable diseases, and countless people came in front to testify. For instance, a lady who could not walk and was using a wheelchair for 15 years began walking on her own immediately after Major 1 laid hands on her. Overcome with great emotion, that woman could not even talk or explain how she felt; all she could do was to demonstrate the healing power of the God of Major 1. A man to whom Major 1, PhD, prophesied the first night of the conference stepped forward the second night to testify of his overnight miracle. For years, that man had been suffering from extreme insomnia in such a way that he could not sleep at all. Day or night, he could never catch any sleep or peace of mind. But after Dr. Major 1 prayed for him, he was delivered and that same night, he slept like a baby for the first time in years. Countless miracles happened during the two-day Prophetic Conference and some of them were captured in these videos:

Video of Day 1 of the Prophetic Conference with Major 1 on April 5th, 2018

 

Video of Day 2 of the Prophetic Conference with Major 1 on April 6th, 2018

 

Some of the members of the African delegation which accompanied Prophet Shepherd Bushiri to the conference were:

 

On his return to Africa, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the spiritual son of Prophet Uebert Angel (https://www.uebertangel.org), testified that the Los Angeles Prophetic Conference was a huge success. He appreciated the great work that the stewards of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in America (www.ecgministries.org) are doing under the leadership of Mr. Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor of ECG America based in Washington DC (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc).

 

Los Angeles, the La-la-land, the Entertainment Capital of the World, has hosted major events including the Olympics and other prominent ceremonies indeed, but it probably has never been impacted by a prophetic shift as what just happened. Moreover, several historic religious events can be connected to Los Angeles. For instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was in Los Angeles that the historic Azusa Street Revival (1906-1915) which birthed the Pentecostalism movement took place. Led by Evangelist William J. Seymour (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Seymour), an African American preacher, that revival began like a small revival meeting in 1906, but it became the origin of the modern-day Pentecostal movement, and the main “catalyst for the spread of Pentecostalism in the last century”. Let’s not forget that, at the beginning of the Azusa Street Revival, its leader, William J. Seymour, was about 34 years old, which seems not much different from Major1’s physical age. Although many people did not believe in the one-eyed pastor William J. Seymour, a descendant of enslaved Africans, a man of God who endured a lot of problems in his life during a period when the “Jim Crow” racial segregation laws were at their height in the United States, God powerfully anointed and used him in a supernatural way that, even some of his accusers including many racist people who opposed him for the fact that such a global movement could start with a black person, had to confess and follow God. Evangelist William J. Seymour “would tell the audience to sing in the Spirit and then, fire would come up out of the roof, go through the roof, go up about fifty feet in the air and a fire about fifty feet away from it in the sky would come down and mingle with it. While the fire was ablaze, many miracles happened“. People could even see the fire from outside. Not knowing it was the fire of God’s Glory, many people outside called the Los Angeles Fire Department on different occasions to come extinguish the fire.

 

Many churches originated from the Azusa Street Revival including the Church of God in Christ (led by Black People), the Assemblies of God (led by White people who split from the Blacks of the Church of God in Christ), Church of God, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Pentecostal Assemblies, Pentecostal Church of God, Pentecostal Holiness Church, etc. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azusa_Street_Revival). The Azusa Street Revival held the record of the biggest miracles in the history of America. In 1909, William J. Seymour prophesied that the next greatest revival, even greater than the Azusa Street Revival, will occur in about 100 years! This should shock any alert follower of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), whose ministries started growing at a historic remarkable record after he moved to Pretoria, South Africa, in 2015, which is exactly 100 years after the end of the Azuza Street Revival. Surely, the prophecy of Major 1 about the incoming revival in Los Angeles confirms that announced by William J. Seymour about the same city approximately 100 years ago.

Therefore, recalling this history, the reader of this article must be watchful, thoughtful, and prayerful about what is about to happen in Los Angeles, charismatically nicknamed the “City of Angels”, as a Major Prophet in the caliber of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), the Prophet who Speaks with God Face to Face like Moses, the Prophet Who Works with Angels and Archangels all the Time, the Prophet Who Walks in the Air, the Fearless General who can Kill Any Demon, the Prophet Who Calls Fire from Heaven and it Comes Down Physically right away like Elijah did, the Prophet Who Speaks to Dead Human Beings and Animals and They Instantly Come Back to Life, stand on the same stage that the famous celebrities in the world receive their renowned Oscar Award and declared that, “a prophetic seed has been planted in L.A. and the revival has begun”. Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the United States after New York City will never be the same again as it will surely experience historic angelic activities very soon and be better known for its prophetic name, Angeltown, City of Angels, that the Spanish who founded the city gave to it.

 

Are you ready for the end time prophetic movement under the leadership of young prophets (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) foretold by Prophet Joel hundreds of years before Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, was physically born?

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) preaching in Los Angeles, California
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) preaching in Los Angeles, California
Prophet Dr Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) praying for people one on one during the Los Angeles conference
Prophet Dr Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) praying for people one on one during the Los Angeles conference
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, arriving at the Los Angeles conference venue in Hollywood
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, arriving at the Los Angeles conference venue in Hollywood
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri after their interview on arrival at the airport in Los Angeles, California, USA
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri after their interview on arrival at the airport in Los Angeles, California, USA
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri welcomed on arrival at Los Angeles airport in 2018
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri welcomed on arrival at Los Angeles airport in 2018
A lady testifying about her miracle at the LA Conference
A lady testifying about her miracle at the LA Conference
Apostle Nick Magola, Pastor Brian Ngambi and other officials during the conference in Los Angeles
Apostle Nick Magola, Pastor Brian Ngambi and other officials during the conference in Los Angeles
Flyer for Los Angeles, CA Conference in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre
Flyer for Los Angeles, CA Conference in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre
Prayer time by Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) during the Los Angeles conference in Hollywood
Prayer time by Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) during the Los Angeles conference in Hollywood

 

 


The Pillars of Business Success According to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), The Richest Person in Africa

Part 1 – Prophetic Advice: The pillars of business success (Part 1)

Often times I [Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1]  get asked by young people who wish to enter into business what the pillars of success are. The questions maybe phrased differently, but they seek the same answer at a structural level.

To begin with, one thing we must understand is that business is an extension of character. It is a reflection of character. Character is the foundation by which all things are built.

Character is a broad term, which needs a separate thread detailing its various aspects. I intend to touch on each and every single one of them in the coming days.

However, today, it is critical that we address it in general terms.

 

Character

Your general behavioural attributes, values, ethics, attitudes and habits are what make your character.

If you wake up every day, for 365 days, and go for an early morning jog, it is a habit that builds your character and becomes who you are. The days when you are not in the mood, your body will still wake you up, and you will feel funny if you do not do this routine.

If you set your alarm to go off at 05:00hrs every morning, after several weeks you will realise that automatically, even without an alarm your body will wake you up at 05:00hrs.

If you, commit, always seeking to do good, for no return, that is an attitude that defines your character.

What you do everyday, what you think, what you aim for, and what you desire make up your character.

 

Why character is important?

Character is one of the few constants in life. In an ever changing world, products change daily, profitable realms shift, and even perspectives change.

So, if investments change, it means success can change too. To guarantee the future you must invest in two things that do not change.

Invest in your character, and invest in God.

The bible, in the book Romans says

Romans 5:3-5 – “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

If you invest in a noble, humble, and hard working character and you are faithful to God, then you are guaranteed endless hope.

Success is not quantified by the size of your bank account. In fact, monetary success is only a result and an extension of character success.

It is impossible to be a public success, if you are a private failure.

The ingredients that generate repeat and sustainable success depend entirely on character.

If you work hard, if you are resilient, committed, consistent, righteous, steadfast, faithful then success is the result, in any business you decide to venture into.

Just like life, business brings tests, of varying magnitude. Hence success is not a destination, but a process. If the attributes mentioned above are not within your character, when the test of sustaining success comes, you will falter. You will grow weary and fail.

But if your character is who you are, then you cannot get tired because even when desire and strength is gone, your own self will persist.

That is the importance of character.

I have said before, when i taught about the Tuchia wisdom, that i do not have money because i pray. I have money because i work, labour, and toil using Godly principles.

I pray that you seek a righteous character, and that you invest in your heart. For out of your heart’s character, and faith in God, will come sustainable success.

 

Part 2 – The metaphor of streams that feed the vast ocean: The pillars of business success (2)

Through scripture we know that God wants us to succeed in life. By growing and using our faith and trust in the Lord we can be strengthened to fulfil his will for our lives- this is true success.

A few days ago, i promised to share business principles, values, ethics, and attitudes that you can adopt and will help you establish what i called sustainable business success.

I took time to mention, that, the pillars of success are broad and many, and i added that i would take time to explore each and every single one of them.

I wrote about Character. I stressed that a noble, humble, and trained character is necessary for you to achieve any success. I also added that it is key for one to be able to maintain any kind of success. I highlighted that the human body may grow weary, that in a changing world vested interests change, and so to do profitable realms. Above all i stated that a righteous character precedes all.

If you missed it, you can read more about it here

Central to the subject at hand, i described success using the allegory of a building; one the requires a foundation and pillars in order for it to be erected firstly, then to remain patched high.

The analogy of a building was also deliberately metaphorical. A building is a place of sanctuary. Buildings protect your body and properties from harsh exposure to the elements. Business success, is a sanctuary. A safe haven which allows a life of ‘no stress’.

But I (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) do not wish to allow you to see success in this rigid manner. This is why today i shifted the metaphor and used the analogy of the sea.

You see, the ocean, is vast. Most of the Earth’s surface is ocean. But marine life accounts for only 15 percent of the world’s species.

 

The ocean is big and abundant.

The ocean is big. Very big.

With all our modern technology, we still have not been able to assess it in its entirety. It is huge, and it is abundant.

The ocean is not running out anytime soon. It will not run out anytime soon either. Water is an endless commodity in the seas. In fact, the seas are the commodity.

I want you to think of success in this way. As a place of abundance. A place where limitless possibilities exist. Life in ways you are not aware of.

Many a times i speak to young people i am often told of opportunities being hard to find, and hard to get.

I think this is false, or partially correct if you think of success in a rigid manner.

The ocean only accounts for 15% of the world’s species today. So it is clearly not over crowded. The ocean has only been partially exploited so far. So there are clearly several other new places to explore.

 

The lessons of the water cycle

Understanding that success is like the great big ocean; it is not only a body of vast rich abundant life whose depths can never be fully explored, it is also a process arrived at by channeling several streams, rivers, and rain water towards one grand reservoir.

The ocean does not run dry because water is continually fed to it through the water cycle.

The Water Cycle: Showing how all water ultimately flows in small channels towards the ocean
The Water Cycle: Showing how all water ultimately flows in small channels towards the ocean. (Credit: US Department of Geological Surveys)

The image above here shows aptly how several small processes send water to the ocean. Be it ground water run flow, or surface run off. Basically there are several arrows there, which all feed into the ocean.

For you to be able to achieve the state of the ocean, you need to have several streams, rivers, and attributes that all feed towards your ocean.

A building cannot stand on one pillar. An ocean is fed by various streams and methods.

Now you may be wondering that your streams are.

This is why this series is significant. I wrote about character before. That is one stream. I  (http://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/shepherdbushiri) also mentioned then that it was imperative to also have things like consistency, commitment, courage, wisdom. All those pillars that you need simultaneously. They are the various streams that feed into the abundance of the ocean.

The bible says, in the book of Psalm 1:1-3

1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

I pray that you may meet such abundance. I pray that you realise that you can succeed in conquering parts of the remote ocean which have never been seen, that your success is not just a building but can be the vast ocean. I pray that your leaves do not wither. That you commit to character. Tomorrow, i will touch on the importance of another pillar, another stream. I will write on commitment, and why it is important.

Part 3 – Pillars of business success: The importance of Commitment

The biggest tragedy is not that people fail. The biggest tragedy is that people do not finish what they start. That they give up when they fail. That they give in when they face resistance. That they stop when they can’t go on anymore.

In fact, most of the time, people fail because of themselves, and nothing more.

It is very easy to want something, to want to achieve something. I always tell young people i meet, that desire is easy, and that desire on its own is not enough.

Desire is all too often tied to motivation and inspiration. Desire instructs your dreams. You set your goals based on a desire to achieve them.

Yet, desire is difficult to maintain. Desire disappears over time. Desire succumbs to pressure. Desire crumbles under pressure from resistance.

Previously i wrote that character is important. That the heart precedes the head.

Desire alone is not enough. I [Major 1] know desire can come from both your heart, and your head.

This is why commitment is very important. Commitment. Commitment. Commitment.

If google the word commitment, there are two inherently different definitions. Both are true for this lesson.

1. The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
(dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, bond, adherence, attentiveness)

2. An engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.
(responsibility, obligation, duty, tie, charge, liability, burden, pressure; undertaking, task, engagement, arrangement)

Commitment goes beyond these things. In theory, dedication sounds easy, devotion appears simple. In practise, you do not just need dedication, you need dedication in spite of…, and despite the…

In Economics, they have a law called the law of diminishing returns. In simple terms, it refers to a point at which the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of money or energy invested.

In simple relative terms to what i am speaking about. When you start of on a venture, the energy you need today is less than the energy you will need tomorrow. It is considerably less than the energy you will need next week, just to achieve the same results.

This is why it is so easy to start a venture, but so difficult to maintain one.

This is why commitment is key.

Commitment is staying true to what you said you would do, achieve and get, long after you have changed your mind.

I always say, aim to complete your actions as opposed to aiming to reap the rewards of your actions.

Commitment comes from the heart. Desire comes from your head.

For you to achieve anything, and maintain that achievement you need to be committed. To never give up or give in, even when it seems senseless to continue.

The bible says, in the book of Galatians 6:9 ESV

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

If you have faith and trust in the lord, and use Godly principles, and remain committed to these, then sustainable success is your portion (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv).

The bible says in the book of Isaiah 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

It is normal to burn out. The bible says even the young, who ought to be full of strength develop fatigue. But, if you trust and hope in the lord, and remain committed, you will reach the pinnacle.

In the book of James 1:12, the bible says

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him”

Make a decision to learn how to commit today. Start by setting an alarm and waking up at 05:00 to take a jog. Do it and stick by it. Make a commitment to doing good, to improving your character.

Set goals, and aim to achieve them. It will be difficult.

The bible acknowledges this. In the book of Hebrews 12:11, it says,

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

After character, seek to be a person of unwavering commitment. If you can do this, then your success if guaranteed.

I (Prophet Shepherd Bushiri) pray that you may have strength and discipline. That your heart be filled with strength and a commitment to commit.

 

This article was written by Major 1 and originally published under the title:

Prophetic Advice: The pillars of business success (Part 1)

 

The metaphor of streams that feed the vast ocean: The pillars of business success (2)

 

Pillars of business success: The importance of Commitment

 


Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), First Black to Receive the Prestigious “Honorary US Citizenship” Given to Only 8 People of Exceptional Merit Since 1776

While testifying on February 25, 2018 at the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the biggest church in Africa also ranked as the world’s #1 fastest growing church, Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), informed his millions of followers that, he has been nominated to receive the Honorary US Citizenship Award and very soon, a ceremony will be held for that purpose.

For any well-informed person who is Black or who is a friend of the people of African descent, this historic award deserves celebration. Indeed, the United States of America has 2 main paths to citizenship:

  • birthright citizenship, in which any person born in the USA, or born abroad to a US citizen, is declared a citizen, and
  • naturalization, in which an immigrant is granted citizenship after applying for it and meeting certain requirements (e.g. biometric screenings, interviews, tests, and oaths).

 

The honorary citizenship of the United States is a highest award granted usually to a “non-United States citizen of exceptional merit, by an Act of Congress or by a proclamation issued by the President of the United States, pursuant to authorization granted by Congress”.

Unlike native citizens and naturalized citizens of the US which have certain rights, duties and benefits, honorary citizenship is not attached to any known unclassified rights, privileges and duties. It does not require an oath. For instance, Honorary US citizens are ineligible for US official or diplomatic passports. However, according to the US Government, “honorary citizenship is and should remain an extraordinary honor not lightly conferred nor frequently granted”.

 

Since its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4, 1776 until 2017, the United States of America has granted the Honorary US Citizenship to only 8 people. Six of these honorees received the award posthumously, some of them more than 200 years after their death, and two received it during their lifetime:

 

Each of these honorees has significantly impacted the US and / or the world:

  • Sir Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965), the first person to receive such an honor, was a prime minister of the United Kingdom and a loyal American ally during World War II.

 

  • Raoul Wallenberg (4 August 1912, death date unknown), a businessman, Swedish diplomat, who rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust during which six million European Jews were systematically murdered during World War II. Raoul Wallenberg himself was arrested and imprisoned by the Soviets in 1945, but until today, what happened to him and how he died is still unknown although the Soviets claimed that he died in 1947.

 

  • William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) and his second wife Hannah Callowhill Penn (11 February 1671 – 20 December 1726) were respectively the founder and administrator of the Province of Pennsylvania, the state where the United States Declaration of Independence was adopted. The State of Pennsylvania was named after their last name, Penn.

 

  • Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), an Albanian-Indian, Roman Catholic nun and missionary, was known for her charitable works with the poor in Calcutta (India) and across the globe.

 

  • Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), was a French general who served as an officer in the American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783) also known as the American War of Independence. He significantly caused France to help the US’ colonies against Great Britain. He was a great ally of Thomas Jefferson (2 or 13 April 1743 – July 4, 1826), an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the US from 1801 to 1809.

 

  • Casimir Pulaski (4 or 6 March 1745 – October 11, 1779) was a notable Polish politician and military officer who fought and died for the US against the British during the American Revolutionary War in a way that he was nicknamed “The Father of the American Cavalry”.

 

  • Bernardo de Gálvez (25 July 1746 – 30 November 1786), a Spaniard general, governor of Louisiana, who risked his life to free the Americans by providing supplies, intelligence, and military support during the American Revolutionary War to the point that George Washington (22 February, 1732 – December 14, 1799), the first President of the United States (from 1789 to 1797) and one of the Founding Fathers of the US, considered him as “a deciding factor in the outcome of the Revolutionary War,”

 

Considering the status and impact of the people who were granted the honorary citizenship of the United States, it is obvious that this impressive honor is a proof of the historic impact that Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) is having in the world. Details of the services he provided for the US to deserve this prestigious honor at his young age may be classified and never revealed. However, some public records exist about his success in business and in ministry.

 

His success in business has been applauded throughout the world. He has invested a lot in the US and many other countries. In February 2018 alone, he invested $450 US million in the US economy. As of 2017, his business, Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI), which employs more than 10,000 people, has several entities (e.g. SB Hotels, SB Mining, SB Telecommunications, SB Beverages and SB Airways), has an asset worth more than $1.2 US billion, and has been strangely surging and growing at a very fast rate that defied projections. In February 2018, he received a Business Excellence Award (Person of the Year 2017) and was inducted in “Africa’s CEOS Hall of Fame” by the prestigious African Leadership Magazine.

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) - CEO Hall of Fame Induction 2018 and Person of the Year 2017
Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) – Africa’s CEOS Hall of Fame Induction 2018 and Person of the Year 2017

His family, The Bushiri Family, has been ranked one of the 10 Africa’s most affluent families (https://www.africa.com/most-affluent-families). He is the only Malawian in the Dubai Top Ten of doing business well from Africa. Major 1 is the youngest man in the world owning four private jets, 27 gold mines, two diamond mines and other treasures that space and time do not allow to detail here. Since he relocated to South Africa three years ago, he is the only person who has been consistently filling up above its capacity the FNB Stadium, Africa’s largest stadium, since its opening in 1989. In 2016, he was featured in a book that honored the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leadershttp://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/shepherdbushiri.

Certificate of Honor - Prophet Shepherd Bushiri-The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders
Certificate of Honor – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

He authored several books and is a personal council to numerous Presidents and leaders around the world. He is also known for his massive charitable activities.

 

His impact goes beyond the Christian communities where he is known as the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the number one mega church in Africa. In his third year in South Africa, his church in that country alone has over 2000 home cells and over 400 branches, with more than 5000 branches worldwide. He also has many church branches and home cells in several states in the US (http://www.ecgministries.org). In 2017 alone, his church recorded over 800,000 people that gave their lives to Jesus through his ministries (http://www.psbministries.international). The greatest prophet of all time preaches more than three times per week to hundreds of thousands of people who attend his mega church at Pretoria Showgrounds. His TV channel, Prophetic Channel TV  (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) broadcasts to more than 40 million viewers across the world in English, French and Spanish.

It should not be surprising that he is called:

  • Major 1
  • The Most Influential Contemporary Prophet in the World,
  • The Most Anointed Prophet Since Adam and Eve,
  • The Richest Minister in the Whole World,
  • The Prophet of the Prophets,
  • The World’s #1 Major Prophet of the Major Problems,
  • The Prophet Who Speaks With God Face to Face Like Moses,
  • The Fearless General,
  • The Sharpest Prophet in the World,
  • The Man of God Who Can Kill Any Demon,

 

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri is happily married to Prophetess Mary Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/prophetess.mary.bushiri) and they have two daughters, Raphaella and Israella.

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife Prophetess Mary Bushiri in 2017
Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri in 2017

Major One always says that his achievements are “not because he is intelligent or clever, but because of the Grace of God”. As the leader of the contemporary prophetic movement, spoken by prophets thousands of years ago, is receiving one of the highest honors in the world at a very young age and at a time that all well-informed analyses point to an imminent end of the world, it is important that the reader of this article ponders on his stand with God and really ensure he or she is ready to meet the Creator of all things if the world ends now. Are you ready? Do you believe in the God of Major 1? If not, you better get ready for God, Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith, Bread of Life, Chief Cornerstone, Deliverer, Emmanuel, Everlasting Father, Faithful and True, God of Israel, Good Shepherd, Great High Priest, Head of the Church, I Am, King of Kings, King of the Jews, Lamb of God, Light of the World, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Lord, Lord of All, Mediator, Messiah, Mighty God, One Who Sets Free, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Resurrection and the Life, Risen Lord, Rock of Ages, Sacrifice for Our Sins, Savior, Son of David, Son of Man, Son of the Most High, Supreme Creator Over All, The Door, The Life, The Truth, The Way, The Word, Victorious One, Wonderful Counselor, …, The God of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, The God of Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, The God of Prophet Uebert Angel, and the God of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1, … is coming back very soon.

 

 


Prophet Brave Mkandawire: One of the Young African Prophets Shaking the Nations

For centuries, western missionaries travelled to Africa to share the Word of God with the Africans. However, in recent years, because of the prophetic movement that is shaking Africa under the leadership of God’s Major Generals such as Prophet Shepherd Bushiri also known as Major 1 (from Malawi but based in South Africa), Prophet Uebert Angel (from Zimbabwe but living in the UK), Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin (from Nigeria), etc., countless people across the globe have been traveling to Africa, just to visit and receive prayers from true great prophets. Besides the major prophets mentioned above, several other young prophets are emerging in Africa and are shaking the world like never seen before since the creation of the world. This article presents Prophet Brave Chiswamtawa Mkandawire (https://www.facebook.com/brave.cmkandawire), one of these young African prophets doing wonders.

Prophet Brave Mkandawire
Prophet Brave Mkandawire

Brave Mkandawire was born in Mzuzu, the hometown of Major 1, in Malawi. He did not believe in God until he was 14. Indeed, thirteen years ago (in 2005), while he was smoking coming out of a restaurant in his hometown, he met a certain man of God by the name of Prophet Bernard Silungwe, who told him that he should stop what he was doing because God has called him as a Prophet. He accepted the call, gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ that same day, and started preaching that same year. To help him grow in the Lord, Prophet Bernard Silungwe connected him immediately to Apostle Joseph Binala Lusale (https://www.facebook.com/binala.lusale), who then became his spiritual father / mentor. Apostle Joseph Binala Lusale is the Founder of the “Glory of God International Ministries” in Malawi. According to the testimony of Prophet Brave Mkandawire, “Apostle Lusale is a great man of God whom God has entrusted into raising ministers. In Malawi, a lot of men and women of God have been highly impacted with his teaching ministry”. Apostle Lusale is a friend of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) and one of the first men of God who believed very early in the prophetic ministry of Major 1. Apostle Lusale even ministered many times during live services at Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in Pretoria, where hundreds of thousands of Christians meet every week to listen to the words of Major 1, the richest and sharpest prophet of all time.

Two weeks after being born again, Brave Mkandawire started prophesying. The anointing upon him was so strong that about three years later (in 2008), he founded his own ministry: “Fountain Of Peace Ministries International”. Those days, he was studying at Luwinga Secondary School, where he managed to turn almost the whole school to Jesus. He was the main Christian reader at the campus and was well known by the teachers and students in Mzuzu. While still serving the Lord, he managed to graduate from that high school (Class of 2009). In 2014, he followed the divine instruction to relocate to Windhoek, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.

So far, Prophet Brave has managed to open two branches in Malawi (one in Mzuzu City and another one in Lilongwe City), two ministerial branches in Namibia (in Rundu Town and in Windhoek City), one branch in Cape Town, South Africa. His ministries have impacted lives beyond the borders of Africa and he has preached in several countries including:

  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • USA
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • etc.

Several signs and wonders have been following his ministries:

  • the lame have walked
  • the eyes have opened for the blind
  • chronic diseases (e.g. HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis, Cancer) were healed
  • miracle money and miracle debt cancellation occur very often
  • people have gotten instant promotions
  • possessed people were delivered from witchcraft, demons and curses
  • bareness has been destroyed and many women have conceived
  • instant marital breakthroughs have taken place many times
  • instant business breakthroughs were received
  • drunks and smokers were delivered and converted into men and women of God
  • prostitutes were delivered and turned into worshippers
  • less privileged (e.g. orphans, widows and the fatherless) received assistance
  • dead people were raised to life
  • etc.

His real concern about the ongoing prophetic movement is that, “some people have turned its gear from setting people free from bondages, revealing Jesus Christ to the Nations of the World, rebuking sin and pointing people to salvation and righteousness to entertainment, which is never the will of God”. He believes that “God has entrusted his ministry and calling to contribute in putting order in the prophetic movement”. He hopes to open branches everywhere across the globe. In 2018, he has scheduled crusades in a lot of African countries like Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, etc. Prophet Brave Mkandawire is happily married to Selma Mkandawire and, so far, they have a daughter, Princess Mkandawire. To contact Prophet Brave Mkandawire, please visit his Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/brave.cmkandawire.

As we are learning more about the contemporary prophetic revolution, let’s not forget that, about 900-800 years before Jesus Christ, Prophet Joel prophesied that: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams…” (Acts 2:17 / Joel 2: 28). For a long time, prophecy has not been the specialty of young men, but of old people. Most of the major prophets in the Bible (e.g. Elijah, Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, etc.) did not prophecy in their young age, but in their old age. For instance, Moses was 80 years before starting his prophetic journey that delivered the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt. Therefore, the emergence of the prophetic revolution in Africa (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv/videos) under the leadership of young prophets is a warning and confirmation sign that, we are really living in the last days foretold thousands of years ago. Are you ready to meet your Maker / Creator, the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ? Otherwise, you better believe and give your life to Him today before it becomes too late.

Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in 2017
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in 2017
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering to students in Namibia
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering to students in Namibia
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in Cape Town, South Africa
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in Cape Town, South Africa
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (a son of Major 1) of ECG
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (a son of Major 1) of ECG

 

 

 

Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his spiritual parents
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his spiritual parents
Apostle Binala Lusale ministering at ECG Pretoria
Apostle Binala Lusale ministering at ECG Pretoria
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his wife during their wedding day
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his wife during their wedding day

 

 

 


Malawi pro-govt news outlet names Prophet Bushiri its ‘Personality of the Year 2017’

A pro-government news site, Maravi Post, gave Bushiri the honour on Friday after recognising that  runs the church which has over 300 000 registered members in South Africa alone and  is followed by 1.7 million followers on Facebook and nearly 2.6 million TV viewers on his Prophetic Channel.

The publication says it honours  “Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (also known as “Major One”) for his tireless, inspiring, comforting and support of people everywhere – locally and globally.”

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Major 1 - Major 1 praying on his knees
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1 – Major 1 praying on his knees

It notes that Bushiri holds crusades, and economic and social gatherings in Malawi, South Africa, the USA, Venezuela and Australia. Recently he was the guest of the South Sudan government, where he signed a MoU that will create a mining investment partnership that will enhance the north eastern African country’s mining sector.

He has been to Malawi, even making donations to the hungry, prisoners and those in hospital.

But he does not just do that in Malawi. He has reached out to prisons in Nigeria, donated to the sick and underprivileged in South Africa, the relief food and paid needy students’ fees in Malawi—just everything.

 

“Bushiri activities demonstrate love and care for the people. It is not a wonder that some people are debating whether the Man of God can become a next leader for Malawi,” the news site says.

It quotes Nophi Phumisa, a Master of Arts in Political Science student at a university in Australia, saying  Prophet Bushiri’s rise to global stardom is a story that “most Malawians of goodwill admire and those with ill intention greatly despise and burn with envy.”

Senior Editor Janet Karim agreed and said: “The first time I attended a fund raiser in early 2017 that the New York ECG satellite hosted with the Prophet in attendance, I was overwhelmed at grassroots raising of funds. We have this ability in Malawi, we just do not harness it well nor do we account for the use of the funds. Many churches have built houses of prayer, others have also enhanced resources by creating commercial enterprises. Accountability is at the core of these ventures.

Prophet Bushiri ventures out, casting the net widely and the catch is overwhelming and inspiring. People should not critic him; they should emulate him.

“And his charitable ways make great sense of the multiplication of the two fish and five loaves of bread. That Great prophet did say that we would ‘do greater things than these.’ ” Karim said in quotes attributed to her.

Accomplishments

The prophet is recognized for numerous achievements he has made that directly or indirectly impact the society including:

  • He runs the world’s fastest growing ministries, currently with over one million people, and, also, with established branches in all the world’s six continents; with 300,000 in South Africa.
  • His Prophetic Channel TV broadcasts to more than 40 million viewers across the world. The TV recently launched its French and Spanish broadcasts.
  • He is the only church leader in South Africa whose Sunday Services pulls more than 60,000 people.
  • He is the only Malawian, outside politics, who receives state protection in every country he travels.
  • With 2.2 million likes on his Facebook page, he is the only Malawian with the largest following on Facebook.
  • He is Malawi’s youngest and largest employer. His Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI) entities employ over 10,000 people, and 70 percent of them are Malawians.
  • Every year, he spends K2 billion on charitable activities in different countries, with Malawi enjoying the lion’s share at 60 percent.
  • He only eats organic food from Malawi.
  • He is the only African church leader to consistently fill up the FNB Stadium, Africa’s largest soccer stadium.
  • He is the only man in Africa driving a 2017 Rolls Royce Black Badge, which is worth K1.2 billion.
  • He is the only church leader from Malawi to be featured in the prestigious New African magazine and, again, the only Malawian to be named, by Africa.com, as one of the 10 affluent and influential families in Africa.
  • He is the only Malawian added in the Dubai Top Ten of doing business well from Africa.
  • He is the only man of God who has met almost all Heads of States and governments in Africa — except Malawi’s Peter Mutharika.
  • He is the youngest man in the world owning four private jets, and 27 gold mines.
  • In his mid-thirties, he is Malawi’s most published author with 17 books on religion, finance; and entrepreneurship to his credit.

Source: https://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi-pro-govt-news-outlet-names-prophet-bushiri-personality-year-2017/

 


300 Next-Generation African Leaders and Entrepreneurs get $6.2m – University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic

 

University of Abomey-Calavi Under Prof Brice Sinsin Becomes First Francophone West African University to Join Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Cotonou, Benin, November 9, 2017 – The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost today with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. The new partnership, which for the first time expands the Scholars Program to Francophone West Africa, will benefit 300 bright young Africa leaders and entrepreneurs with a high-quality education, creating pathways to careers in science and technology, as well as business and entrepreneurship for youth whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources.

Prof Sinsin lors du lancement

“The University of Abomey-Calavi is proud to collaborate with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a partnership which has energized our commitment to youth leadership and entrepreneurship education,” explained Professor Brice Sinsin, President of the University of Abomey-Calavi. “We envision leading change in our community by putting students and researchers at the heart of local development, and fostering greater involvement of graduates through social action campaigns and community development projects.”

“Young Francophone Africans deserve every chance to study and thrive,” says Peter Materu, Director of Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation. “Strengthening higher education in Francophone West Africa is critical to ensuring that the region can meet the needs of growing markets. By working with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Foundation hopes to foster stronger academic relationships and partnerships with other Francophone universities, improving higher education enrollment rates across the region.”

The Scholars Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi will have two components: the first will emphasize access to quality education for 200 Scholars in the fields of agronomic sciences, engineering sciences, computer sciences, and renewable energy. These students will also be admitted into the university’s pre-employment service, a workforce made up of graduates of the University of Abomey-Calavi focused on social entrepreneurship and will enable Scholars to share values and gain valuable work experience.

The second component of the partnership will focus on providing technical expertise for the development of ‘Startups Valley’, a business incubator program created by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Startups Valley will provide 100 Scholars with an opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, setting them on the path to successful entrepreneurship and enabling them to launch their own businesses, employ other students, and contribute to their economy.

The University of Abomey-Calavi joins a global network of 29 universities and non-governmental organizations committed to over 35,000 bright young leaders with a deep personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. The Scholars Program provides holistic student support, including comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, pre-employment, and industry-driven career services – developing highly skilled, transformative leaders to catalyze inclusive prosperity in Africa.

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About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.

About the University of Abomey-Calavi

Crée en 1970, l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est la plus ancienne et la plus grande université publique du Bénin. Avec une population estudiantine estimée à 85.000 inscrits pour l’année universitaire 2016-2017, l’Université est un véritable lieu du savoir ayant formé la majorité des élites de la nation béninoise. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est un établissement d’enseignement et de recherche du supérieur offrant une grande variété de formation couvrant les domaines des sciences de la santé, sciences et technologies, sciences agronomiques, sciences juridiques et politiques, sciences économiques et de gestion, sciences humaines et sociales, lettres, arts et langages, et les sciences de l’éducation. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi entretient des relations de coopération avec une multitude d’institutions d’enseignement supérieur dans le monde afin de renforcer la qualité de ses propres programmes de formation et de recherche. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est également récipiendaire de prix internationaux qui célèbrent la qualité de sa gouvernance académique et administrative. Pour en savoir plus, consulter www.uac.bj.

Source: http://www.mastercardfdn.org/university-of-abomey-calavi-joins-scholars-program

 

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300 Next-Generation African Leaders and Entrepreneurs get $6.2m – University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic

The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost  with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

The new partnership, which for the first time expands the Scholars Program to Francophone West Africa, will benefit 300 bright young Africa leaders and entrepreneurs with a high-quality education, creating pathways to careers in science and technology, as well as business and entrepreneurship for youth whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources.

“The University of Abomey-Calavi is proud to collaborate with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a partnership which has energized our commitment to youth leadership and entrepreneurship education,” explained Professor Brice Sinsin, President of the University of Abomey-Calavi. “We envision leading change in our community by putting students and researchers at the heart of local development, and fostering greater involvement of graduates through social action campaigns and community development projects.”

“Young Francophone Africans deserve every chance to study and thrive,” says Peter Materu, Director of Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation. “Strengthening higher education in Francophone West Africa is critical to ensuring that the region can meet the needs of growing markets. By working with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Foundation hopes to foster stronger academic relationships and partnerships with other Francophone universities, improving higher education enrollment rates across the region.”

The Scholars Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi will have two components: the first will emphasize access to quality education for 200 Scholars in the fields of agronomic sciences, engineering sciences, computer sciences, and renewable energy. These students will also be admitted into the university’s pre-employment service, a workforce made up of graduates of the University of Abomey-Calavi focused on social entrepreneurship and will enable Scholars to share values and gain valuable work experience.

The second component of the partnership will focus on providing technical expertise for the development of ‘Startups Valley’, a business incubator program created by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Startups Valley will provide 100 Scholars with an opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, setting them on the path to successful entrepreneurship and enabling them to launch their own businesses, employ other students, and contribute to their economy.

 

The University of Abomey-Calavi joins a global network of 29 universities and non-governmental organizations committed to over 35,000 bright young leaders with a deep personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. The Scholars Program provides holistic student support, including comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, pre-employment, and industry-driven career services – developing highly skilled, transformative leaders to catalyze inclusive prosperity in Africa.

By EABW REPORTER, Thursday, November 09th, 2017

Source: http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=6042&pLv=3&srI=107&spI=6035&cI=10

Prof Sinsin et des laureatsProf Sinsin et groupes d'etudiantsProf Sinsin remet un paquet

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Podium lors du lancement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Sinsin during launch mastercard


Élections rectorales à l’UAC : le Professeur Maxime da-Cruz élu nouveau recteur de l’UAC avec 65.50% des suffrages

Maxime da Cruz, nouveau recteur de l'UAC

Au terme du second tour des élections rectorales qui a eu lieu ce 8 novembre 2017, la liste “Nouvelle Vision” de Maxime da Cruz est arrivée en tête avec 65.50% des suffrages contre 34.50% pour “Myba Excellence”. Il devient donc le prochain recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Uac).

Les résultats du premier tour des élections donnaient en tête les listes “Nouvelle vision” de Maxime da Cruz et “Myba Excellence” de Delphin Mèhinto. Le nouveau recteur qui succède à Brice Sinsin était son premier vice-recteur.

La nouvelle équipe rectorale que dirigera Maxima da Cruz prend service le 18 décembre prochain pour un mandat de trois ans.

Sourcehttp://www.ortb.bj/index.php/component/k2/item/7323-maxime-da-cruz-nouveau-recteur-de-l-uac.

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Élections rectorales à l’UAC : le Professeur Maxime da-Cruz élu recteur selon les grandes tendances

La liste NOUVELLE VISION du Professeur Maxime da-Cruz , au vue des chiffres sortis des dépouillements au niveau des bureaux de vote, sort gagnant des élections rectorales. Elle vient donc à bout de la liste MYBA-EXCELLENCE du Professeur Delphin Mehinto, qui n’est pas visiblement arrivé à convaincre les électeurs, ceci malgré son alliance avec la liste EXCELLENCE.

Selon les grandes tendances, la liste NOUVELLE VISION vient en tête avec 617 voix soit un pourcentage de 65,50% suivie de la liste MYBA-EXCELLENCE avec 327 voix soit un pourcentage de 34,50%. Cette fois-ci c’est la meilleure, le Professeur da-Cruz succède au recteur Brice Sinsin , sauf retournement de situation, car il appartient à la commission de supervision de donner les résultats provisoires et définitifs.

Ces résultats montrent qu’au delà de ce qu’on pourrait penser, la participation de da-Cruz à la gestion de l’équipe rectorale sortante n’a véritablement pas pesé dans le choix des électeurs. Il aurait pu être victime d’un vote sanction , si l’on doit se fier aux différentes critiques enregistrées contre cette gestion.

La bataille aura été longue , mais au bout du rouleau une nouvelle ère s’ouvre pour

l’université d’Abomey-Calavi. Le nouveau recteur prend officiellement service le 18 décembre 2017.

Sourcehttp://www.radiobenindiaspora.com/elections-rectorales-a-luac-professeur-maxime-da-cruz-elu-recteur-selon-grandes-tendances

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Élections rectorales à l’Uac : Maxime da Cruz élu nouveau recteur

Le professeur MAXIME-DA-CRUZ élu recteur de l'Uac

Le professeur MAXIME-DA-CRUZ élu recteur de l’Uac

C’est le professeur Maxime da Cruz qui succède au recteur sortant Brice Sinsin à la tête de l’université d’Abomey-Calavi. Le second tour des élections rectorales qui a opposé ce mercredi 8 novembre 2017 la liste Nouvelle Vision  de Maxime da Cruz à celle de MYBA Excellence dirigée par le professeur Delphin Mehinto a livré son verdict dans la soirée de ce même mercredi. Selon les grandes tendances, la liste Nouvelle Vision  vient en tête avec 617 voix soit un pourcentage de 65,50% suivie de la liste MYBA Excellence avec 327 voix soit un pourcentage de 34,50%. Dans les heures à suivre, le président de la commission de supervision Kossivi Attikleme devra proclamer les résultats provisoires et définitifs. Le nouveau recteur prendra service le 18 décembre prochain. Maxime da Cruz a été vice recteur pour le mandat de Brice Sinsin.

Marcus Koudjènoumè

Sourcehttp://quotidien-lematinal.info/elections-rectorales-a-luac-maxime-da-cruz-elu-nouveau-recteur


Prophet Wakisa Chizaso Walking in the Footsteps of His Spiritual Father Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1

In the Bible, we learn about prophets and their sons like Elijah and Elisha. Today, for those who are aware of the prophetic revolution which is shaking Africa, particularly South African countries, the name of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), PhD, no longer needs an introduction. Major 1 has many sons and daughters, but very little is written about some of them. This article is about Prophet Wakisa Chizaso (aka Hon 1 Major).

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso
Prophet Wakisa Chizaso

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is originally from Nkhata Bay District (Malawi), a few kilometers from Mzuzu. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso was born in a family of 5. At that time, his parents used to attend the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP Church). Consequently, he grew up in that church. His birth and childhood had severe complications such that his parents lost hope that he would live. For instance, he was born blind and had intestines outside his body and he was bleeding about 125 milliliters daily for 15 years. His parents thought he would die any day. Henceforth, his parents named him Wakisa which in his dialect Karonga means “God have mercy.” Because of the complications Prophet Wakisa Chizaso faced early in life, his parents took him to witchdoctors and medical doctors, but no healing happened. Medical doctors were refusing to operate on him saying he may die any day. Those days, he was a teacher and active leader in the CCAP Church.

One night, the God of Mercy sent him an Angel in his dreams. The Angel of the Lord touched his head and healed him from all his diseases. In that dream, he heard a voice telling him: “you are my honorable vessel which l have called and chosen to save lost souls, heal their diseases, see what people are passing through and prophecy to them…” Immediately afterwards, he woke up from the dream, his eyes opened, and he started seeing for the first time, no more bleeding nor intestines outside his body. The words he heard in the dream and the scope of the miracles that are following him today are some of the reasons he is called Hon 1 Major.

Since he was in primary school, he was foretelling and foreseeing things which all came to pass. However, he did not know his calling till he met Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who officially led him to Jesus Christ on August 24, 2007 in Mzuzu City. Immediately, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri became his spiritual father, meaning that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is one of the very early sons of Major 1. In his own words, Prophet Wakisa said: “Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is a man who has built my spiritual life and my prophetic ministry. l am advancing because of his mentorship on me. Without him, l could not go far since no one can make it in life without a coach”. For example, the first mansion that Prophet Wakisa had in Malawi was given to him by Major 1. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso also respects and is grateful to Senior Prophet Justice Hara, one of the best longtime sons of Major 1, for the teaching and help he gave him during the early days of his ministry.

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso was studying at Mzuzu University in Malawi when he finally understood his calling. Because of the burning calling in him to serve God, he withdrew. He later tried to earn a degree in Accountancy at Malawi College of Accountancy, but could not finish because of his busy schedule with his ministries. Because of the enlightenment he received about the Word of God and his calling, he left the Church of Central African Presbyterian, and founded the Honorable Prophet Wakisa Chizaso Ministries (HPWCM) and the Revival International Christian Center (RICC) Church. Today, he is based in Midrand, South Africa and God has been using him mightily in teaching, wisdom, revelations, detailed prophecies, instant healings, and deliverances. Many people testified that he is very sharp, accurate and microscopic in forensic prophecies. His services are filled with shocking miracles. For instance, in his ministries, dead people come back to life, incurable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and cancer have been healed, people very often get miracle money and miracle airtime on their phone. When asked how he healed those diseases, he answered that he is not the healer but God who “fills him of Higher Dimensional Spiritual Energy which heals diseases, delivers people from demons and makes people rich”. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso believes that “the Lord has anointed him to bring lost souls to Him, heal and deliver people, restore whatsoever they have lost, release what they lack, anoint them into different offices, lift their spiritual dimension and connect them to higher spiritual energy of the Holy Spirit”.

One of his favorite quotes is 1 Samuel 9: 6: “But the servant said to him, ‘Look, there is a man of God in this town. He is highly honorable. Everything that he says really happens. Now let’s go there. Perhaps he will tell us where we should go from here’.” Similarly, because of the signs and wonders which are accompanying his ministries, countless people across the globe flock to him all the time via his International Visitor Program so he ministers to them. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso has preached in 37 countries including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, USA, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Congo, Zambia, etc. As of 2017, he has laid hands on and prayed for 7 Presidents and heads of nations one on one.

In addition to his ministries, he is a successful business person. He is a Forex Business Trader. He owns an investment company called Hon Investments and a clothing company, Retro Honorable Clothing Company. He has an Agribusiness specialized in maize (corn) farming. He also has a Supply Business, and is into Real Estates (properties) business. He is working on 1) a channel TV called lmpact TV in Malawi and on 2) the “Healing On The Network Channel” (HON TV), an international TV channel on DSTV.

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is happily married to Prophetess Sarah Chizaso and so far, they have one Son, Asa Shepherd Chizaso named after Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) to thank God for giving him Major 1 as his father. Their wedding was officiated by Major 1 himself in an ECG (Enlightened Christian Gathering) Church. Together with his wife, Prophet Wakisa Chizaso runs a charitable organization called “Save the World”, which supports the less privileged such as widows, orphans, the sick and rescue missions during natural disasters.

Some of the orphans and needy that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife help through their charitable organization, “Save the World.

Some of the orphans and needy that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife help through their charitable organization, “Save the World.

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso praying
Prophet Wakisa Chizaso praying

Distinction au sein des universités d’Afrique : Brice Sinsin distingué en qualité de meilleur gestionnaire d’université et meilleur scientifique de l’Afrique


A quelques semaines de la fin de son second mandat en qualité de recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Uac), le Professeur Brice Augustin Sinsin est honoré. Il a été distingué en qualité de « meilleur gestionnaire d’université et du meilleur scientifique de l’Afrique ». La proclamation a eu lieu ce jeudi 26 Octobre 2017 à Lilongwe au Malawi devant des ministres du Malawi, du Liberia et de l’Ouganda ainsi que des représentants de la Banque Mondiale, de la fondation Bill et Melinda Gates, de la FAO. En présence de 66 recteurs et présidents d’universités africaines ainsi que plusieurs doyens et directeurs d’écoles/instituts, l’agronome Brice Sinsin, vient rehausser l’image de l’Uac. Des trois tops sur les dizaines de compétiteurs, il s’en sort premier meilleur recteur avec 20.000 dollars. Il est suivi de l’Afrique du Sud qui a occupé la deuxième place avec 15.000 dollars et l’Ethiopie qui est venue comme troisième sur la liste avec 10.000 dollars. En plus de cette somme, le récipiendaire a également reçu un lourd trophée et un certificat cadré. Notons qu’avant cette grande distinction, ce manager de l’enseignement supérieur béninois a déjà porté le flambeau de l’Uac et du Bénin, très haut dans les grandes rencontres académiques. Récemment, il a fait honorer le Bénin à la 14ème conférence générale de l’Association des Universités Africaines (AUA) tenue du 5 au 8 juin 2017 à Accra au Ghana. A cet effet, le Recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi, le Professeur Brice Sinsin a été désigné, a l’issue d’un vote au cours de cette conférence, pour siéger au Conseil d’Administration de ladite Association. Pendant qu’il s’apprête à déposer le tablier avec un bilan élogieux, désormais envié par d’autres universités d’Afrique, et reconnu à l’international, le Bénin devra lui aussi se préparer à honorer ce gestionnaire d’université qui laisse des empreints sur son passage à la tête de l’Uac.

L’institution Uac a enregistré 24 prix avec Sinsin
En dépit de ses moyens limités, la première université nationale du Bénin, l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi, a réussi à battre le record des prix sous l’équipe du recteur Brice Sinsin. Au total, l’Uac en tant qu’institution, a reçu 24 prix à l’international en six (06) ans. Au nombre des prix reçus, on peut citer entre autres, le Prix de la «Meilleure université régionale», remporté avec le titre de «Meilleur Manager de l’année» pour le Recteur de l’Uac, le Professeur Brice Sinsin, en Grande-Bretagne, lors du Sommet des Leaders d’Oxford, conjointement organisé par la Fondation Europe Business Assembly et le Club des Recteurs d’Europe, Prix World Quality Commitment (WQC) de la Fondation Business Initiative Direction, dans les catégories «Or», à New York, et «Platine» à Paris. A cela, s’ajoute le prestigieux Prix International Aristote, « Four Seasons Hotel » d’Istanbul en Turquie au cours du Sommet des Leaders organisé par World Business Assembly. L’Uac a été également distinguée par la World Confederation of Business (WORLDCOB) avec l’un des prix entrepreneuriaux les plus importants au monde : « BIZZ 2016 ». Cette reconnaissance lui a été décernée en 2016 lors d’une cérémonie de gala qui a eu lieu dans l’historique Hôtel Intercontinental The Willard à Washington DC.

 

Originallement publié sur http://levenementprecis.com/2017/10/27/distinction-au-sein-des-universites-dafrique-brice-sinsin-reconnu-meilleur-gestionnaire/


Interview du Président Daniel Edah sur le Recensement Administratif à Vocation d’Identification de la Population (Ravip) au Bénin

Le Recensement administratif à vocation d’identification de la population (Ravip) initié par le régime du Président Talon suscite la polémique dans l’opinion publique béninoise depuis quelques semaines. Pour en parler, une équipe de « Bénin Web Tv » s’est entretenue avec le Président du Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire (Mps), Daniel Edah. C’est donc à son domicile situé dans l’arrondissement de Pahou (Commune de Ouidah) que cet ancien cadre de l’Organisation international de la francophonie nous a reçu dans la soirée du jeudi 19 octobre 2017. L’accueil était chaleureux, très…

 

Assis dans un fauteuil bourré brune de type « présidentiel » au milieu d’une vaste pièce sobrement décorée, Daniel Edah a d’abord livré ses appréciations du projet du Ravip avant de porter son regard d’expert international sur les craintes soulevées par les uns et les autres dans la mise en œuvre du projet. Candidat non élu à la présidentielle de mars 2016, Daniel Edah a également exprimé au cours notre entretien, son souhait pour la réussite de l’opération du Ravip et a lancé un vibrant appel au Président Talon. Lisez plutôt.

 

Quelle est votre appréciation du projet du Ravip au Bénin ?

Merci pour l’opportunité que vous me donnez de me prononcer sur cette initiative gouvernementale. Dans un premier temps, je tiens à saluer l’initiative parce qu’elle n’est une invention du Président Patrice Talon. Il se fait que c’est lui qui la met en œuvre sinon, d’autres acteurs avant les élections de 2016 ont eu à proposer un outil pareil.

 

Pour ceux qui ont eu l’occasion de parcourir mon projet de société, alors que j’étais candidat à l’élection présidentielle au point 55 de nos 77 engagements pour le Bénin, nous disions : « Reprendre le recensement administratif à vocation d’état civil, attribuer un numéro d’identification à vie à chaque béninois, instituer une nouvelle carte d’identité nationale à prix subventionné et permettre à chaque citoyen béninois de disposer de sa carte nationale d’identité. Ce nouveau système d’identification servira de base à l’amélioration du système électoral ».

 

Pour ceux qui se souviennent, ce projet de société avait été déjà débattu en juin-juillet 2015, longtemps avant qu’on ne soit au courant que le Président Patrice Talon allait être candidat. Donc aujourd’hui en tant que acteur politique inscrit dans l’opposition au régime dit de la « Rupture », du « Nouveau Départ » ou du « Bénin Révélé », dire que je ne salue pas cette initiative serait me contredire.

 

Quelle analyse faites-vous des craintes des uns et des autres au sujet du projet du Ravip ?

Oui ! Ce sont des craintes légitimes, c’est une contestation légitime à deux titres. D’abord, nous venons d’éviter de justesse, une révision de notre constitution qui devrait entre autres consacrer le règne du 666 sur le Bénin. Ce que j’appelle 666, c’est le mandat présidentiel de 6 ans, le mandat des députés de 6 ans, le mandat des maires de 6 ans et quand ont aligne, ça fait 666, au-delà de tous les autres aspects que ce projet du Président Patrice Talon comportait. Depuis le rejet de ce projet controversé, le gouvernement a décidé de faire de la politique avec « ruse » et « rage »… ça, c’est ce qui concerne nos réalités internes. Il y a d’autres éléments sur lesquels je préfère passer.

 

Mais … l’opérateur « Safran », pour ce que nous savons, cet opérateur est au cœur de la crise électorale au Kenya, cet opérateur a été condamné récemment pour des faits de corruption au Nigéria. Il est clair que cet opérateur a des antécédents négatifs qui montrent qu’il est au centre de la mafia, de la manipulation des chiffres, du tripatouillage. Si ce marché avait été attribué par appel d’offres, ça ne poserait aucun problème mais que ça se fasse de gré à gré et que ce soit cet opérateur à problème que l’on a choisi, je me dis, il y a un gros risque…

 

Peut-être que le gouvernement n’avait pas meilleur choix que « Safran » !

Pourquoi est-ce que dans cette attribution du marché gré à gré, on a préféré aller au-delà des frontières béninoises ? Moi je vous dis qu’il y a au moins un opérateur de nationalité béninoise qui dispose de la technologie sur place ici pour faire ce travail. Cet opérateur avait été déjà floué dans le cadre de la Lépi (Liste électorale permanente informatisée – ndlr) puisque associé à l’élaboration du cahier de charges et après on l’a abandonné pour aller choisir d’autres. (…)

 

Moi je n’ai aucun problème avec les étrangers qui font affaires au Bénin ! Je suis pour l’ouverture du Bénin aux investisseurs étrangers, à tous ceux qui peuvent apporter une plus-value à notre économie. Mais quand on a la solution chez soi, on l’abandonne pour aller ailleurs et que la solution qu’on va chercher ailleurs a déjà fait ses preuves en termes de fraudes ailleurs, eh bien, je me demande ce que nous prépare le régime du Président Patrice Talon en fonçant parce que ce régime fonce. Dans sa politique de « ruse » et de « rage », il ne s’arrête devant rien du tout, rien ne les effraie, ils foncent…

 

On parle de recensement administratif… il y a-t-il alors matière à craindre que le Ravip devienne un instrument électoral ?

Je souhaite que les organisations de la société civile qui, pour moi, craignent à juste titre le pire, n’aient pas raison, je souhaite que les syndicats n’aient pas raison, qu’en dehors du MPS (Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire), les autres partis politiques de l’opposition, enfin !… ceux qui ont le courage de s’afficher opposition, je souhaite qu’ils n’aient pas raison. Mais avec le régime du Président Patrice Talon, nous devons apprendre à être sur nos gardes.

 

Voilà un Président, qui avait promis en tant que candidat ne faire qu’un seul mandat. Et je puis vous assurer que ça fait partie des raisons pour lesquelles, entre les deux tours, le candidat Daniel Edah l’avait soutenu ! Après, ce qu’il a voulu faire passer coûte que coûte n’a pas marché, il dit j’aviserai. Si on nous fabrique un Ravip tripatouillé et qu’après on avise pour dire que « les élections coûtent chères, nous avons déjà un outil, qu’on aille puiser dans cela pour actualiser la Lépi », nous avons déjà dit « Oui », l’outil Ravip existe, les données existent, donc à priori ce sont les données de tous les béninois, qu’est-ce que nous allons dire ? On va dire « Non » ? On ne refusera pas ! C’est une question de logique !

 

Ils ne l’ont pas encore dit. Mais si ça se disait ? Nous devons anticiper… Si on conduit cet outil stratégique dans un climat non consensuel, ça veut dire qu’on n’aime pas le Bénin. Cet outil, s’il est bien conduit, va assoir les bases d’une bonne planification du développement de notre pays à tous les niveaux : au niveau sécuritaire, au niveau financier, au niveau économique, au niveau social… Franchement ! C’est un outil que moi j’avais proposé en tant que candidat pour le Bénin, aujourd’hui, le Président Patrice Talon veut le mettre en œuvre, je ne peux souhaiter que cela se réalise mais il ne faut pas que cela se réalise dans un climat de non consensus, il ne faut pas que cela se fasse à pas forcé…

 

Pensez-vous donc que le moment est mal choisi pour lancer le Ravip ?

Oui ! Le moment est très mal choisi ! Malheureusement, le régime dit de la « Rupture », du « Nouveau Départ », de « Bénin Révélé » … force une campagne précoce pour les élections législative de 2019 ! (…) De toute façon, moi je suis pour la paix dans mon pays. Je sais que le Bénin est prédestiné à une prospérité solidaire, c’est pourquoi notre parti, le Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire, se refuse de faire la politique de la « ruse » et de la « rage ».

 

Nous souhaitons que le Président Patrice Talon pour une fois, entende le peuple, entende la société civile, entende les syndicats, entende tous ceux qui ne chantent pas, ne dansent pas « Rupture », entende tous ceux qui ne sont pas dans le « Bénin Révélé », tous ceux qui attendent encore le « Nouveau Départ » parce qu’on nous a promis le « Nouveau Départ », mais on attend encore… Nous avons serré les ceintures en attendant que le bonheur promis n’arrive.

 

Quelle est alors votre proposition pour la réussite du Ravip ?

Le Climat de méfiance est très grand maintenant pour qu’on puisse lancer cet outil stratégique là. Il ne faut pas forcer, il ne faut pas forcer, il ne faut pas forcer… Je ne suis pas contre le Ravip, mais je souhaite qu’on puisse différer sa mise en œuvre. On laisse passer les élections législatives de 2019 et au lendemain des élections législatives de 2019 on enclenche le processus, là, on serait dans un climat plus ou moins serein.

 

Votre mot de fin…

Le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la discorde. Le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la « ruse » et dans la « rage ». La « ruse » et la « rage » ne rassemblent pas, elles divisent et le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la division. Un outil comme le Ravip n’a pas besoin de « ruse » et de « rage ». J’en appelle à la conscience et à la foi de tous ceux-là qui croient en Dieu parce que je sais que le peuple béninois est éminemment croyant dans la diversité de nos croyances religieuses et pour l’amour de Dieu, je demande que la balle soit ramenée à terre et que nous puissions aller au dialogue, choisir un moment où il y a le consensus pour réaliser cet outil.

 

La non-réalisation du Ravip n’empêchera pas le Président Patrice Talon de mener une politique qui donne à manger au peuple béninois, ne l’empêchera pas de faire en sorte qu’il y ait une politique qui permet l’émancipation économique de notre pays. Je sais qu’il peut, sinon il ne serait pas là. Je prie pour qu’il réussisse parce que s’il échoue, c’est nous tous qui aurons échoué et tous ceux qui disent aimer Dieu, pour tous ceux qui disent croire à Dieu puissent savoir que conduire le Ravip à pas forcé avec « ruse » et « rage », c’est démontrer le désamour pour notre pays. Je sais qu’ils aiment le Bénin et je sais qu’ils vont m’entendre. Dieu bénisse le Bénin, je vous remercie.

Cet article est originalement publié par Ignace SOSSOU le 23 Oct 2017 sur  https://beninwebtv.com/2017/10/benin-ravip-regime-talon-devons-etre-nos-gardes-dixit-daniel-edah/  sous le titre: Bénin – Ravip : « avec le régime Talon, nous devons être sur nos gardes » dixit Daniel Edah.

 

Daniel Edah
Mr. Daniel Edah

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) Shook Washington DC during the Launch of ECG America

On August 29 and 30, 2017, countless people came from all corners all the globe to attend the launch of ECG America in Washington DC under the leadership of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), PhD (www.psbministries.international). The two-day conference was filled with prophecies, healings, deliverance, impartation, preaching, testimonies, praise, and worship of the God of Major 1.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri cutting the ribbon to launch ECG in Washington DC. Standing by Major 1 is Pastor Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG Ministries in America and his wife Priscilla Ngambi.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) cutting the ribbon to launch ECG in Washington DC. Standing by Major 1 is Pastor Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG Ministries in America and his wife Priscilla Ngambi.

The prophet spent most of the first day of the conference prophesying, while on the second day, he delivered people, prayed for them, and laid hands on everyone in the attendance one by one. Prophecies were popping up like popcorn as the crowd was hungry to hear what the God of Major 1 had to tell them. As an example, in the crowd was a lady who never believed in the prophet, but who was brought to the conference by her cousin. The prophet located that lady and prophesied over her. He also mentioned to her cousin things that she had kept secret in her heart including the man she wrongly thought was going to be her husband after she saw him on TV, downloaded his picture and kept believing that the man will marry her one day. The lady was shocked and confessed that she now believes that Major 1 is a true man of God (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries). Two delegations which traveled from Pakistan and India, just to attend the conference, were also accurately located by Major 1 who prophesied over them. Several people were shocked by the accuracy of the prophecies of Dr. Major 1. During the deliverance service, demons manifested in some attendees and many people were shocked that, regardless of their race, people came together to be delivered by the God of Major 1.

Partial view of the crowd during the launch of ECG America in Washington DC.
Partial view of the crowd during the launch of ECG America in Washington DC.

During the conference, several people were given the opportunity to publicly testify about what the God of Major 1 has done for them. Someone testified about how he came to the conference using a ride by a friend, but surprisingly received a miracle car while he was at the conference. People were miraculously healed including a lame person in wheel chair which started walking, etc. Space and time did not permit to detail what took place in the international ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Washington DC where the conference was hosted. In addition to what they have received from the God of Major 1, the attendees were filled with joy and satisfaction when Major 1 revealed that he will be coming back to the US very soon to launch ECG New York, then ECG California, and later ECG Atlanta, etc. Meanwhile, ECG is already operational in many states in the USA and during the conference, the leaders of these ECG groups and cells were introduced.

Major 1, PhD, during the launch of ECG Washington DC
Major 1, PhD, during the launch of ECG Washington DC.

Husband of Priscilla Ngambi,  Pastor Brian Ngambi is the National Pastor and Coordinator of  ECG Ministries in America (www.ecgministries.com). Under his leadership during the conference, about one hundred sons and daughters on Major 1 received an intensive stewardship training during which they learned about prophetic prayer, how to take care of God’s goods with accountability, faithfulness, ownership to receive the reward from the God of Major 1. These ECG stewards also learned about the domains and forms of anointing. Under the leadership of Mr. Laston Geoffrey Mkhalipi, the Director of Branding and the International Events Coordinator at ECG, the stewards learned about the organigramme of ECG and some stewardship principles. The next step in the training of these stewards before their ordination by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, is to spend time with him in prayer at a mountain or in church or wherever God will choose. Before ending the conference, the ECG Anthem was executed after Major 1 cut the ribbon to prophetically launch ECG Washington DC (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc).

 

Surely, the God of Major 1 is going to shake America like never before as He is already manifesting himself mightily through Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, who, born as a Muslim but brought to God by Jesus himself, had his first revelation of Jesus Christ at the age of 3, started preaching and prophesying by the age of 4. Right now, ECG Church is the most prolific church in the world and one of the biggest with more than 350,000 members in Pretoria, South Africa, alone. Glory and praise be to God for what He is doing in our generation (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) through His Servant, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1:

The Most Anointed Prophet Since Adam and Eve,

The Richest Minister in the Whole World,

The PROPHET of the Prophets,

The World’s Youngest $$$ Billionaire & Philanthropist,

The Husband of Prophetess Mary Bushiri,

The World’s #1 Major Prophet of the Major Problems,

The Prophet Who Speaks With God Face to Face Like Moses,

The Fearless GENERAL Who Can Kill Demons,

The #1 Son of the Emeritus, the Black Elijah, Prophet Uebert Angel !!!

Prayer time during with Major 1 during the Launch of ECG America in Washington DC
Prayer time during with Major 1 during the Launch of ECG America in Washington DC.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America during a Prophetic Conference on 29-30 August 2017 in Washington D.C.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America during a Prophetic Conference on 29-30 August 2017 in Washington D.C.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America in Washington D.C.

The renowned South Africa based minister Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D.  (www.psbministries.international) commonly known as Major 1, will be visiting the USA to inaugurate the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Ministries in America during a conference at the Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20009, on Aug 29 – Aug 30, 2017 (3 pm -12 midnight each day).

 

ECG Church is known as the world’s #1 arena where crazy prophecies (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv), prophetic deliverance, healings, miracles, wonders, teachings, happen every day in a way that thousands of visitors travel across the world just to visit the church headquarter in Pretoria, South Africa, to be prayed for by Major 1, the sharpest prophet of all time. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) has affected and continues to affect lives worldwide. Several people from all corners of the globe have been testifying about how God, today known as the God of Major 1, has been changing their lives through the man of God.

 

As of 2017, ECG Church is the fastest growing church in the world and one of the world’s largest churches by membership. Indeed, since its foundation about five years ago in Malawi, the home country of the prophet, ECG Church has branches in all the continents. In South Africa alone, the church membership grew from about a dozen people at its beginning in 2015 to over 350,000 members in less than 3 years. Major 1 has thousands of followers in America (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc) and even before the official launch of ECG in the United States, branches and cells are already operational in many states such as:

 

  • California (e.g. Los Angeles)
  • Connecticut
  • Florida (soon)
  • Georgia (e.g. Atlanta)
  • Illinois (e.g. Chicago)
  • Indiana (e.g. Indianapolis) soon
  • Maine (Portland)
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Islands,
  • Texas (e.g. Dallas)
  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C., etc.

 

Prior to the official launch of ECG America (www.ecgministries.com), headquartered in Washington DC, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri already held services in the US including the historic New York Prophetic Night (17 August 2016), the Prophetic Dinner in Dallas TX (4 July 2017), etc.

 

Concomitantly to his prophetic ministry, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is also a very successful businessman that received many awards across the globe including “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” (http://africandiasporaleaders.com/ShepherdBushiri). He is the world’s youngest multi-billionaire (US dollars of course), the world’s richest minister, and the most acclaimed and sought-after man of God in the world today. As of 2017, this philanthropist is the richest person in Africa, owning businesses in all continents and venturing in many industries (www.shepherdbushiriinvestments.com) such as:

 

  • Travel and Aviation for VIP’s and Presidents
  • Agriculture, Minerals and Oil
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational and Research Services
  • Real Estate
  • Mobile Telecommunications Services
  • etc.

 

With the presence of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries in America, this continent is surely going to be positively impacted like never seen before. Praise be to God who has remembered our generation with a great prophet like Major 1, PhD. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is happily married to Prophetess Mary Bushiri.

 

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Major 1 - Major 1 praying on his knees
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1 – praying on his knees at ECG Church Pretoria, South Africa.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Spiritual Son Storms Windhoek, Namibia, with Mind Blowing Miracles and Prophecies

From 27-30 July 2017, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D. (Major 1) (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) sent his spiritual son Apostle Felixosis to lead a powerful revival in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Held at ECG Namibia – Windhoek (which is led by Apostle Jimmy), the revival was attended by thousands of people.

Apostle Felixosis blessing the congregation in Namibia
Apostle Felixosis blessing the congregation in Namibia

During the Revival, people experienced heaven on earth. The God of Major 1 touched many people and many crazy miracles happened as Apostle Felixosis ministered under the anointing of Major 1 . For instance, people got miracle money, deaf ears were opened, people got job promotions right in the service, a brain tumor was healed, debts were canceled, miracle weight loss happened, etc. According to the posts on the ECG Windhoek’s Facebook page, below are some of the miracles that happened and caused people to be in a suspense.

As Apostle Felixosis, the Last Born of Major 1, prayed for people to receive miracle money, some attendees of the revival received text messages from their bank and money was deposited into their account immediately. As an example, one gentleman was puzzled to see 3000 Namibian dollars appearing in his account as he had only 175 dollars and he did not know where the money was coming from.

A gentleman testifying about the miracle money he received during the revival

 

Because the main building was full to its capacity, some congregants had to stay in the overflow. Among those in the overflow was a man whose child was very sick and under treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) at a hospital. As Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira was praying for people in the overflow, he located that man and prophesied to him about the sick child. The Apostle prayed for a picture of the child that the man had in his phone. The man was later instructed to call his wife at the hospital for an update. It occurred that, not long after the apostle had prayed, the swelling of the brain disappeared and the doctors released the baby out of the ICU. The congregants were in awe as the testimony was given.

The child with a brain tumor in ICU before prayer by Apostle Felixosis.

The child with a brain tumor in ICU before prayer by Apostle Felixosis.

 

The child whose brain tumor was instantly healed after prayer by Apostle Felixosis, the son of Major 1.

The child whose brain tumor was instantly healed after prayer by Apostle Felixosis, the son of Major 1.

 

Furthermore, after Apostle Felixosis (https://www.facebook.com/huios.felixosis) prayed for those who wanted to lose weight, some people lost about 20 kg immediately. He also prayed for the deaf people. Among the several deaf people who were healed instantly, some could not hear with both ears, others were born deaf, and one could not hear for 34 years. Some people were healed just by connecting from their homes. The Apostle prophesied to several people, accurately mentioning their situations, names, house numbers, declaring things over their lives, praying for all the congregants by laying hands on everybody, etc.

Partial view of the crowd at the revival in Namibia

Partial view of the crowd at the revival in Namibia.

 

A woman testifying after her ears opened

A woman testifying after her ears opened.

 

People queuing to weigh themselves before receiving a prayer for miracle weight loss
People queuing to weigh themselves before receiving a prayer for miracle weight loss.

 

Apostle Felixosis prophesying in Namibia

Apostle Felixosis prophesying in Namibia

 

Flyer of the Prophetic Revival in Windhoek, Namibia

Flyer of the Prophetic Revival in Windhoek, Namibia

 

Apostle Felixosis, a Malawian born minister, is the leader of ECG Portland, Maine (USA) and the revival he just led in Namibia is one of the services he officiated during his stay in Africa by the side of his Father Major 1 who is the youngest billionaire in the world and the richest minister in the world (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com).

 

Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that on 25 June 2017, we learned that while Apostle Felixosis was in Malawi, he appeared at ECG Portland, Maine, and according to the eye witnesses, he was physically seen by the congregants. Immediately, people began falling and shouting for joy to the glory of the God of Major 1 (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) who sent them the angel of the Apostle while they were waiting for him to come back to America soon. What a son that is doing his best to walk in the shoes of his father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, PhD (Major1), the sharpest and most accurate prophet of all time?


Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Son Walking in the Shoes of his Father at a Prophetic Conference in Utah (USA)

Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, the leader of ECG Church in America.
Apostle Felixosis, the leader of ECG Church in America.

For several decades, Africa was the continent that received European and American missionaries. However, it is just recently that Africa started sending missionaries abroad. In a rare prophetic move, the renowned Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, sent his son, the Malawian Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, to lead ECG Church in America. Although based in Portland, Maine, this Apostle has been reaching out to other states in the US to share the Gospel. On March 31st and April 1st, 2017, Apostle Felixosis Huios (https://www.facebook.com/huios.felixosis) held a powerful prophetic conference in Utah (USA).

 

During this two day conference, the crowd was astounded by the prophecies and the miracles that the God of Major 1 did through the Apostle. For instance, after a prayer by this minister, some people who were deaf began to hear immediately. Other people attending the conference received miracle money right after prayer during the live service. One lady received $1,000 and another $520 as a sign of what is to come. Two women had one leg shorter than the other, but after the prayer of the man of God, their legs became even. Attending the event was a nine year old boy who was born normal, but who lost his vision and became blind at the age of three. Right after Apostle Felixosis Huios prayed for this boy, he recovered his sight as his eyes opened instantly. Several attendees of the conference were astonished by the miracles because they had never seen anything like that before.

 

Those who have been following the prophetic revolutionary revival that is shaking South Africa under the leadership of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D., know that the God of Major One is showcasing His power and is speaking today in an unusual way as never seen before (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv). It is a well-established fact and truth that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1, PhD) is being mightily used by God in the prophetic, miracles, healings, business, and many other types of wonders. Dr. Major 1 has several sons and daughters across the globe. So far, the last born son of Major 1 (Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira) has been growing the ECG Church in Portland, Maine, and its members at a high speed that is testifying that he is really a son of the undeniable Major Prophet who has been breaking records including his performances in business (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com), teaching, prophecy, philanthropy, networking, mentoring, prosperity, wealth production and accumulation across the globe, etc. For instance, in less than three years, ECG Pretoria, South Africa, which was founded by Major 1, Ph.D., in 2015, grew from just a few members to more than 100 thousand members without counting the millions of followers who watch his services on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries), YouTube, phone application (e.g. Bushiri Buzz https://www.facebook.com/bushiribuzz) and his TV (Prophetic Channel TV), etc. Major1, the world’s richest minister, is also one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He was honored as one of the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” (http://africandiasporaleaders.com/shepherdbushiri). Seeing the miracles and the steps that Apostle Felixosis is taking, under the anointing and mentoring of his father Major1, it will not be surprising that very soon, ECG America will make the national news.

 

As one of the “Christian nations” on earth, the US is blessed to finally have an Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church branch. The time has come for Africa to send more missionaries like Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira to the western nations, where Christianity is sometimes attacked and threatened because of the growing number of worldly philosophies that tend to raise human knowledge and theories above the Word of God, which will never disappear although heaven and earth will pass away very soon. As ECG America grows and is better known by more people in US, more Americans will certainly partake in the grace that is working for the Major Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri. Seeing how ECG is shaking Africa, its continent of birth, there is no doubt that, under the leadership of Major1, ECG America is going to positively shake the US very soon and bring forth the revival that many ministers have been praying for. As the Americans are awaiting this prophetic revival and financial revolution in their land, where great men of God like Evangelist Billy Graham, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Pastor John Kilpatrick, Evangelist Morris Nathan, etc., have faithfully preached the Good News, it is worth thanking God and noticing that Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira and the partners of ECG America are off to a great start. ECG Church in Portland Maine, is located at: 1844 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine, 04103 (USA).