Female inventors: Bessie Blount Griffin
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Female inventors: Bessie Blount Griffin

Bessie Virginia Blount (November 24, 1914 – December 30, 2009) was a physical therapist, inventor, and forensic scientist also known by her married name, Bessie Blount Griffin. By the time she completed sixth grade, she had exhausted the academic resources for black children in her community. The family relocated to New Jersey, and Bessie continued her self-study, earning … Continue reading

{VIDEO} Dark Skinned Girls
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{VIDEO} Dark Skinned Girls

We often hear of colorism within the community. This new film explores the prejudice that black girls often face from black men and how they deal with it. Director Marian Edusei’s film Dark Skinned Girls, which explores the ways in which negative stereotypes around dark-skinned women permeate narratives in the black community. Dark-skinned black girls growing … Continue reading