Isabel dos Santos: The Richest Black Woman in the World

Isabel dos Santos is the richest Black woman in the world. According to the Forbes World’s Billionaires List (2014), the 40-year old has a net worth of $3.7 billion. This makes her Africa’s youngest and first female billionaire. Though Dos Santos is the eldest daughter of Angola President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, spokespersons deny that the […]

12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture

12 Years a Slave has won Best Motion Picture at the 86th Academy Awards. The film’s Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress and screenwriter John Ridley won Best Adapted Screenplay as well. The Fox Searchlight movie entered the awards ceremony with a praiseworthy nine nominations. The 2013 British-American historical film is an adaptation of Solomon […]

True Reformers: First Black–Owned Bank

On March 2, 1888, former slave and Union Army veteran William Washington Browne established the Savings Bank of the Grand Fountain, United Order of True Reformers–the first chartered African-American-owned bank in the United States. Founded in the capital of the conquered Confederacy, the Richmond, Virginia-based bank provided loans and other difficult-to-obtain banking services to Black […]