Corey Clark, former American Idol contender- Star &B star in the making
*Corey Clark is best known for being one of the standout finalists on the second season of the mega-hit Fox reality TV series “American Idol.”
A weekly showstopper, he was rewarded with a rare standing ovation from the regular judges, while the guest judges unanimously praised his singing.
Legendary Motown producer Lamont Dozier called him “a new and rising Smokey Robinson,” and Gladys Knight described his voice as “absolutely wonderful.” Not to mention, the CD “American Idol 2,” featuring Corey, has been certified RIAA Gold. Continue reading
Dr. Walter Lincoln Hawkins- National Medal of Technology 1992. Pioneered plastics used for phone cables, which revolutionized universal phone service. First African American technician at Bell Laboratories. (Born March 1911- Died August 1992)
*Dr. Walter Lincoln Hawkins was an African American scientist and inventor who made history while working at Bell Laboratories in the 1940′s, when he became the first to join their technical staff. Walter was born in 1911, and as a child growing up in Washington, D. C., he was the kind of kid who would dismantle toys to rebuild them into something else.
His curious nature proved invaluable when a teacher at Dunbar High School inspired him to pursue chemical engineering. As a result, Hawkins was instrumental in developing durable plastics used for telephone cables when the nation’s rubber supply was cut off by Southeast Asia during World War II.
Dr. Hawkins’ invention led to improved insulation for telephone cables, which also accounted for more universal service because more cables could be laid in rural areas. Continue reading
“Fighting For the Cure of Triple Negative Breast Cancer With Every Step”
*Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day is Monday, March 3rd.
Buying a Shoe Pin supports thousands of women across the US.
Last year 500 pins were purchased and that assisted the organization in helping mothers, daughters, sisters and friends in the following ways:
Bishop Donald Hilliard, Pastor of Cathedral International
*The Bishop Donald Hilliard and Alease Hilliard-Chapman Foundation present a special black history month presentation and Inaugural Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, February 28th 2014 at 8:00 pm at the Crossroads Theater located at 7 Livingston Ave. in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The event will feature a one woman theatrical performance by Leah Joy, with John Gray serving as Master of Ceremony. Proceeds from the event will go towards scholarships for youth in the Perth Amboy, Plainfield and Asbury Park communities, where Bishop Hilliard has officiated over the past thirty years. For specific info on this go to: http://www.dahcf.org/
She makes robots! Georgia Tech professor, Dr. Ayanna Howard, is Tech Savvy and Proud
*Aio Wireless: Tech Savvy and Proud, profiling innovators in the technology and digital arena. Dr. Ayanna Howard is a Motorola Foundation professor at Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
She has received degrees from Brown University, USC and UCLA. Dr. Howard specializes in the area of humanized intelligence which involves the process of embedding human cognitive capability into the control path of autonomous systems.
Industry couple Vivian and Ray Chew host Black History Month special events at Minton’s in New York
*New York, NY - Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew have announced that their production company, Chew Entertainment, will celebrate African-American History Month at historic Harlem eatery Minton’s (206 West 118th Street, New York, NY).
“Our Music, Our History” will be a two-day event on Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th and will feature two sets each evening at 7:30pm and 10pm.