Category: Business

  • Fri, 1934-08-10

    *On this date in 1934 the first issue of The Minnesota Spokesman Recorder was sold to the public.

    This was one of the first African-...

  • Wed, 1935-01-09

    *On this date in 1935, Earl G. Graves was born. He is an African American businessman, entrepreneur and activist.

    Earl Gilbert Graves is...

  • Thu, 1935-12-05

    On this date in 1935, the National Council of Negro Women began.

    Founded by Mary McLeod Bethune and started as way to unite women and...

  • Thu, 1937-06-17

    Robert C. Maynard was born on this date in 1937. He was an African American newspaper editor, publisher, writer, and social commentator.

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  • Mon, 1938-01-24

    *Jack and Jill of America was founded on this date in 1938. It is a nonprofit philanthropic organization headquartered in Philadelphia,...

  • Mon, 1938-04-11

    Reatha Clark King was born on this date in 1938. She is an African American administrator, educator, scientist, and philanthropist.

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  • Wed, 1940-05-22

    *Bernard Shaw was born this date in 1940. He is an African American television journalist.

    Born in Chicago, Illinois, he attended the...

  • Wed, 1940-12-18

    *Frankie Crocker was born on this date in 1940. He was an African American radio personality, entertainer, administrator, and producer.

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  • Sun, 1941-06-22

    Ed Bradley, an African American journalist, was born on this date in 1941.

    Born in Philadelphia, Bradley grew up in a single-parent...

  • Sun, 1942-02-15

    *This date marks the birth of Caroline Robinson Jones in 1942. She was an African American businesswoman and entrepreneur.

    Born in...

  • Tue, 1942-03-31

    *Robert G. McGruder: was born on this date in 1942. He was an African American journalist.

    From Louisville, Ky., he grew up in Dayton,...

  • Mon, 1942-12-07

    On this date in 1942, Reginald F. Lewis was born. He was an African American business executive.

    He was born in Baltimore, MD. He...

  • Thu, 1943-07-08

    Faye Wattleton was born on this date in 1943. She is an African American administrator, feminist, and activist.

    She is from St. Louis,...

  • Thu, 1945-11-01

    On this date in 1945, the first issue of EBONY magazine was published in Chicago.

    John H. Johnson started the company with a $500 loan on...

  • Mon, 1946-11-25

    Broadway Federal Bank, African American owned financial institution in Los Angeles was founded on this date in 1946 when it received its Federal...

  • Sat, 1947-09-27

    On this date in 1947, we celebrate the debut of Sepia magazine. This was a Black-owned photo and journalistic magazine similar to Life magazine...

  • Sun, 1947-09-28

    *Harold Dow was born on this date in 1947. He was an African American television news journalist.

    Harold Dow was born in Hackensack, New...

  • Sun, 1948-02-29

    *Willi Smith was born on this date in 1948. He was one of the most successful African-American fashion designers in history.

    He was also...

  • Thu, 1949-10-06

    Lonnie G. Johnson, an African American inventor, businessman, and mathematician, was born on this date in 1949.

    He is from Mobile, AL,...

  • Sun, 1949-10-16

    *André Talley was born on this date in 1949. He is an African American fashion news director and businessman.

    André Leon Talley was born...