• Google Doodle Honors Black Inventor Elijah McCoy

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    Google/Screenshot by Essence By Melissa Noel · Updated May 2, 2022 Google is commemorating the birthday of Elijah McCoy, a Black Canadian-American engineer, and inventor who was born 178 years ago today. McCoy's inventions revolutionized train efficiency, and held 57 patents during his lifetime, the majority of which were related to locomotives and railways, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Anytime you log onto the search engine on May 2, you'll see a doodle of the McCoy with a pencil in hand, next to a stack of patents and an aminated steam train in celebration. McCoy was born in...
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  • Byron Allen's ‘A Seat At The Table' Gala Honors April Ryan And Praises Black Media

    Byron Allen's ‘A Seat At The Table' Gala Honors April Ryan And Praises Black Media

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    By Bry'onna Mention · Updated May 2, 2022 After the two year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, among the many events scheduled for the return of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Byron Allen's ‘A Seat at the Table: A Celebration Of Black-Owned Media' was the most coveted. Media mogul Byron Allen's theGrio presented a star-studded night at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. The gala was hosted by actor and comedian Chris Tucker and featured a performance from Grammy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated artist, actress, and producer Mary J. Blige...
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