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

Afro Art giving us life
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Afro Art giving us life

Focusing on their hair, the married duo (Regis and Kahran,) created Afro Art, a series of gorgeous portraits that has cast a spell on everyone’s eyes. The stunning photos feature girls in elaborate costuming and hairstyles, from the Baroque period (roughly, 1600-1750) to steampunk clothing and fierce high-fashion ensembles.   We are here for it! Check … Continue reading