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Meet Henry T. Sampson — The Man Who Created The First...

AFRICANGLOBE - Although many people are not aware of it, Henry T. Sampson is an African American inventor, best known for creating the world's very first cell phone. "On July 6, 1971, he was awarded a patent, with George H. Miley, for a gamma-electrical cell, a device that produces a high voltage from radiation sources, primarily gamma radiation, with proposed goals of generating auxiliary power from the shielding of a nuclear reactor." On April 3, 1973, using the patented technology they created, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first public call from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.

Wrongly Convicted Civil Rights-Era Group Wilmington Ten Pardoned

AFRICANGLOBE- Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue issued pardons Monday to the Wilmington Ten, a group wrongly convicted 40 years ago in a notorious Civil Rights-era prosecution that led to accusations that the state was holding political prisoners.

United States: No Country for Young Black Men

AFRICANGLOBE - I’ll never understand how these token Negroes who surrounded themselves with nothing but White friends and decide to ignore the fact that their skin color does play a role in their future. When I say the token Negro I’m talkin about those who surround themselves with only White friends and act as if racism is a thing of the past due to it being 2012.

Film Explores African-Americans’ Unhealthy “Soul Food” Diet

AFRICANGLOBE - After interviewing food historians, scholars, cooks, doctors, activists and consumers for his new film "Soul Food Junkies," filmmaker Byron Hurt concluded that an addiction to soul food is killing African-Americans at an alarming rate.

The Puzzle Of Black Republicans

AFRICANGLOBE - The trope of the Black Republican has retained a man-bites-dog newsworthiness that is long past its shelf life. Clichés about fallen barriers are increasingly meaningless; symbols don’t make for coherent policies. Republicans will not gain significant Black support unless they take policy positions that advance Black interests

Going to the Dogs: Morehouse to Offer Black LGBT History Course

AFRICANGLOBE - Dr. Michael Hodge of Morehouse College's sociology department, has officially received the green light to launch a special topics course on Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and culture to be offered for credit Spring 2013

Newtown: Does Obama Have Tears to Spare for the Violence Black...

AFRICANGLOBE - The tragedy in Newtown was truly horrific. But there is similar carnage carried out every day in the streets of America’s cities, especially in the President’s hometown of Chicago, Oakland, Philadelphia, and many other cities across the nation. In 2010, nearly 700 Chicago school children were shot and 66 of them died. Last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a memorial for 260 school children who had been killed in just the previous three years

Black Students Failing Because They are Raised by Single Mothers?

AFRICANGLOBE - A professor at the University of Texas has sparked outrage by claiming Black students are failing academically because they have been raised...

In School and Workforce, Black Kids Falling Behind Fast

AFRICANGLOBE - Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults—disproportionately Black and other ethnic minorities—are neither working nor in school, the very things they...

Brazil Finally Embracing, Celebrating Its Rich African Heritage

AFRICANGLOBE - In Brazil a Nigerian diviner dances and sings next to a Brazilian priest of the Candomblé religion, brought to this South American country by enslaved Africans, that is now being rescued from oblivion in school texts on national history and culture.

A Black Republican Explains Black Anger

Thank Zeus there are N*groes out there who can break down how the N*gro mind works for White people so that they can understand why...

Bill O’Reilly: Black Voters Don’t Believe In ‘Self Reliance’ Or ‘American...

AFRICANGLOBE - Since the night of the election, Bill O'Reilly has been looking for a scapegoat on whom he can blame Mitt Romney’s loss....

A Very Tough Election for Black Candidates Not Named Obama

AFRICANGLOBE - President Obama won a second term in the recent election, but it wasn’t a great week for other African-American candidates. Despite Obama’s big...

Actually, Mitt Romney, Even White Voters Didn’t Want You

AFRICANGLOBE - If you took a moment during the heat of the presidential race to drop by the Mitt Romney campaign office, you would...

Cornel West Calls Al Sharpton, Harris-Perry Sellouts

The war of words between Cornel West and the pro-Obama Black activists has heated up once again after West criticize President Obama, MSNBC anchors...

Black Buying Power Continues to Rise

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite the severe impact of the Great Recession, Blacks’ economic clout continues to energize the U.S. consumer market.  The Selig Center estimates...