The late Percy Ellis Sutton, who joined the ages last December, was no
stranger to these pages or website. In fact, it was his pioneering
work in communications and the media that provided many minority or
Black-owned publications, if not a direct opportunity, certainly the
inspiration to forge ahead in this often precarious terrain.
Anybody who thinks that the medical establishment’s secret exploitation
of African-Americans in the name of science ended with the notorious
Tuskegee Experiment of 1932 has another thing coming. Those familiar
with the book Medical Apartheid are well aware that such nefarious
practices have persisted to the present.
Georgia Congressman John Lewis strolled to the middle of the Edmund
Pettus Bridge on Sunday and remembered the incident 45 years ago when
he and other marchers were beaten on the day known as "Bloody Sunday."
Some of the world’s most popular inventions were created by African-Americans, dating back to 1820, when Thomas Jennings, believed to be the first African-American inventor to receive a patent, created a more efficient dry cleaning process.