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❝ No Matter What A Man’s Past Is, His Future Is Still Spotless. ❞

I was inspired to post this email “ Life Without Black People ” from my friend, Janelle Chase

who lives in Merida, Mexico.

I was also inspired by my childhood friend in Washington, D. C. while listening to his

radio show posting this. The music is from his show. ( Check him out, every Tuesday

night 9 pm PST - Bert Withers WPFW 89.3 FM Washington, D. C. )

Music -  Echo

by Terri Lyne Carrington with Angela Davis

“ Life Without Black People "

A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans,

so they joined together and wished themselves away.  They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort

of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people. At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief. 

'At last', they said, 'no more crime, drugs, violence and welfare.' 

All of the blacks have gone!  Then suddenly, reality set in.  The  "NEW AMERICA" is not America at all - only a barren land.

1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was built on a slave-supported system. 

2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a black man, invented the elevator, and without it,

one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors. 
3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also black,

invented the Super Charge System for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a black man, invented the traffic signals.

4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its procurer was the electric trolley,

which was invented by another black man, Albert R. Robinson.

5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit could operate, they were cluttered with paper because an African American,

Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper.

6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and books because John Love invented the pencil sharpener, William Purveys invented the fountain pen,

and Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A. Love invented the Advanced Printing Press.  They were all, you guessed it, Black.

7. Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, they would not been transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking

and Canceling Machine, William Purveys invented the Hand stamp and Philip Downing invented the Letter Drop.

8. The lawns were brown and wilted because Joseph Smith invented the Lawn Sprinkler and John burr the Lawn mower.

9. When they entered their homes, they found them to be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and Alice Parker the Heating Furnace.

Their homes were also dim.  But of course, Lewis Lattimer  later invented the Electric Lamp, Michael Harvey invented the lantern, and Granville T. Woods invented the

Automatic Cut off Switch. Their homes were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward invented the Mop and Lloyd P. Ray the Dust Pan.

10. Their children met them at the door -- barefooted, shabby, motley and unkempt.  But what could one expect?  Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Shoe Lasting Machine, Walter Sammons invented the Comb, Sarah Boone invented the Ironing Board, and George T. Samon invented the Clothes Dryer.

11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have dinner amidst all this turmoil. but here again, the food had spoiled because another Black man, John Standard invented the refrigerator.

Now, isn't that something? What would this country be like without the contributions of Blacks, as African-Americans? 

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “By the time we leave for work, millions of Americans have depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks."

Black history includes more than just slavery, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. Dubois.


List of  African-American Inventors: Click Here —>

❝ A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.

If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a 

flower garden.

But if these minds get out of harmony with one another, it is like a 

storm that plays havoc with the garden. ❞

The Buddha

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(1) ALABAMA - Was the first state to have 9-1-1, started 1968.

(2) ALASKA - One out of every 64 people has a pilot's license.

(3) ARIZONA - Is the only state in the continental U.S. that does not follow Daylight Savings Time.

(4) ARKANSAS - Has the only active diamond mine in the U.S.

(5) CALIFORNIA - Its economy is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the 

                             entire world.

(6) COLORADO - In 1976 it became the only state to turn down the Olympics.

(7) CONNECTICUT - The Frisbee was invented here at Yale University

(8) DELAWARE - Has more scientists and engineers than any other state.

(9) FLORIDA - At 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville is the largest city in the U.S.

(10) GEORGIA - It was here, in 1886, that pharmacist John Pemberton made the first vat of

                          Coca Cola.

(11) HAWAII - Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents of any other state.

(12) IDAHO - TV was invented in Rigby, Idaho, in 1922.

(13) ILLINOIS - Has a Governor in jail, one pending jail, and is the most corrupt state in the union!

(14) INDIANA - Home to Santa Claus, Indiana, which gets a half million letters for Santa every


(15) IOWA - Winnebago R.V.s get their name from Winnebago County. Also, it is the only state

                    name that begins with 2 vowels.

(16) KANSAS - Liberal, Kansas has an exact replica of the house in "The Wizard of Oz".

(17) KENTUCKY - Has more than $6 billion in gold underneath Fort Knox.

(18) LOUISIANA - Has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish

                             church units.

(19) MAINE - It is so large that it covers as many square miles as the other five New England

                      states combined.

(20) MARYLAND - The Ouija board was created in Baltimore in 1892. Bet you didn't know that!

(21) MASSACHUSETTS - The Fig Newton is named after Newton, Massachusetts.

(22) MICHIGAN - .Fremont, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.

(23) MINNESOTA - Bloomington's Mall of America is so big, that if you spent 10 minutes in

                               each store, you'd be there almost four days.

(24) MISSISSIPPI - President Teddy Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear here. That's how the

                               teddy bear got its name.

(25) MISSOURI - Is the birthplace of the ice cream cone.

(26) MONTANA - A sapphire from Montana is in the Crown Jewels of England .

(27) NEBRASKA - More triplets are born here than in any other state.

(28) NEW HAMPSHIRE - Birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.

(29) NEW JERSEY - Has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.

(30) NEW MEXICO - Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.

(31) NEW YORK - Is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.


(32) NORTH CAROLINA - Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut.

(33) NORTH DAKOTA - Rigby, North Dakota, is the exact geographic center of North America .

(34) OHIO - The hot dog was invented here in 1900.

(35) OKLAHOMA - .The grounds of the state capital are covered by operating oil wells.

(36) OREGON - Has the most ghost towns in the country.

(37) PENNSYLVANIA - The smiley : ) was first used in 1980 by computer scientists at Carnegie

                                     Mellon University .

(38) RHODE ISLAND - The nation's oldest bar, the White Horse Tavern, opened here in 1673.

(39) SOUTH CAROLINA - Sumter County is home to the world's largest gingko farm.

(40) SOUTH DAKOTA - Is the only state that's never had an earthquake.

(41) TENNESSEE - Nashville's Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the


(42) TEXAS - Dr. Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The hamburger was invented in

                     Arlington in 1906.

(43) UTAH - The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant opened here in 1952.

(44) VERMONT - Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's.

(45) VIRGINIA - Home of the world's largest office building, The Pentagon.

(46) WASHINGTON - Seattle has twice as many college graduates as any other state.

(47) WASHINGTON D.C. - Is the first planned capital in the world

(48) WEST VIRGINIA - Had the world's first brick paved street, Summers Street, laid in

                                    Charleston in 1870.

(49) WISCONSIN - The ice cream sundae was invented here in 1881 to get around Blue Laws

                               prohibiting ice cream from being sold on Sunday. Also the American Water

                               Spaniel was created there and is the state dog.

(50) WYOMING - Was the first state to allow women to vote.

                                 I hope you enjoyed this. Just proving no matter how old you are, you can

                            always learn something new.

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