African-Americans have contributed to American society in every walk of life, and one purpose of Black History Month is to call attention to some of those who may have escaped notice. Here are 10 brief biographies from the Profile America series produced by the U.S. Census Bureau.more>>
Paul Williams was orphaned at the age of 4 and no one paid much attention to the child's artistic talent. But he earned his engineering degree and went on to become one of the nation's premier architects.more>>
A century ago, bread bought at stores was hand-made, a time-and labor-intensive process.
That changed when an African-American baker from Boston, Joseph Lee, invented the automatic bread-making machine. This device mixed the ingredients and then kneaded the dough, dropping the cost of making bread while increasing production. Lee then developed a machine to eliminate the waste of unsold bread by recycling stale loaves into bread crumbs - a device that soon became popular in restaurants the world over.
Today in the U.S., the average African American spends 234-dollars a year on bakery products.
This profile is adapted from Profile America, a radio series produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2004.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:31:48 GMT
(WMC) - A teen who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of this 10-year-old sister will serve several years in a Tennessee Department of Corrections Youth Facility. The teen, whomore>>
A teen who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 10-year-old sister will serve several years in a Tennessee Department of Corrections Youth Facility.more>>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:21:12 GMT
Hannah Elizabeth Graham hasn't been seen since Saturday morning (Source: Charlottesville Police)
http://www.nbc12.com/story/26533876/search-for-missing-uva-student-reaches-third-day Charlottesville officers are on the lookout for a missing University of Virginia student. They are searching for Hannahmore>>
The FBI has now joined the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.more>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. Mobile user? Click here: Wasp nest built on window What would you do if you saw this on your window? It's like somethingmore>>
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. Here's what's trending today.more>>
Monday, September 15 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:55:55 GMT
Boone Police Officers received a call about the discovery of a dead body around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University. Policemore>>
The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.more>>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:03:39 GMT
A 70-year-old man was growing four eight to 10 foot tall marijuana plants inside of a chicken coop on Laurel Street, Columbia police say. Police arrested Thomas J. McMillan and charged him with manufacturingmore>>
A 70-year-old man was growing four eight to 10 foot tall marijuana plants inside of a chicken coop on Laurel Street, Columbia police say.more>>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:41:22 GMT
MPD: Woman wearing bra and panties, carrying bat caught trespassing at elementary school A woman wearing her bra and panties is accused of running into the cafeteria at Westside elementary school andmore>>
A woman wearing her bra and panties is accused of running into the cafeteria at Westside elementary school and causing a bizarre disturbance just before more than a hundred children were due to come in for lunch. more>>
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