“I don’t want to get political and talk bad about ‘integration.’ Like what a straight-out trick it was. To rip off what you had in the name of what you ain’t never gonna get.” -Amiri Baraka
According to Money Magazine’s March 2015 issue, the following states are the top five states in the U.S. to have an emergence of new businesses. The results are adjusted according to population.
3) South Dakota
I’m surprised New York, which is known as “The Empire State,” isn’t in the top five.
On this day, February 19, in 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the first African-American gold medalist in the Olympic Winter Games. She won a gold medal for the 2-person bobsled competition, along with her partner, Jill Brakken.
“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting power.” -Amelia Earhart
Every year since 1965, on this day, February 18, Gambia celebrates their independence. Gambia’s Independence Day celebrates their independence from colonial Britain. Gambia is said to have been the first African nation “conquered” by the British.
“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist, and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.” -Huey Newton
Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company was in operation from 1865 and 1874. According to Wikipedia, the savings bank was formed “specifically as a depository for African-American veterans, ex-slaves and their families to build their savings.” The bank was established and headquartered in New York. However, its first branch was opened in Washington D.C.
At one time, The Freedman’s Saving Bank had 9 branches in 12 states. Frederick Douglass was the last president of the bank before it closed.
“The absence of slavery is not the same as the presence of freedom.” -Lloyd Ward