Granville T. Woods: The Black Edison


To me, he isn’t the Black Edison; he is Granville T. Woods, one of the most important inventors in the 19th and 20th century. 

By the time of his death, on January 30, 1910, in New York City, Granville T. Woods had invented 15 appliances for electric railways. received nearly 60 patents, many of which were assigned to the major manufacturers of electrical equipment that are a part of today’s daily life.

Steam Boiler Furnace Comment: First Patent.
Telephone Transmitter
Apparatus for Transmission of Messages by Electricity
Relay Instrument
Polarized Relay
Electro Mechanical Brake
Telephone System and Apparatus
Electro Mechanical Brake Apparatus
Railway Telegraphy
Induction Telegraph System
Overhead Conducting System for Electric Railway
Electro-Motive Railway System
Tunnel Construction for Electric Railway
Galvanic Battery
Railway Telegraphy
Automatic Safety Cut-Out for Electric Circuits
Automatic Safety Cut-Out for Electric Circuits.
Electric Railway System
Electric-Railway Supply System.
Electric Railway Conduit
System of Electrical Distribution
System of Electrical Distribution.
Amusement Apparatus
Automatic Circuit-Breaking Apparatus.
Electric Railway
Electric Railway System
Regulating and Controlling Electrical Translating Devices
Electric Railway
Controlling Electric Motors or Other Electrical Translating Devices.
Controlling Electric Motors or Other Electrical Translating Devices.
Controlling Electric Motors or Other Electrical Translating Devices.
Controlling Electric Motors or Other Electrical Translating Devices.
Electric Railway.

System of Electrical Control.
Motor Controlling Apparatus.
Automatic Air Brake
Electric Railway System
Electric Railway
Railway-Brake Apparatus.
Electric-Railway Apparatus.
Railway-Brake Apparatus.
Safety Apparatus for Railways.
Safety Apparatus for Railways.
Vehicle-Controlling Apparatus.

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Two NYPD cops get killed and ‘wartime’ police blame the protesters. Have we learned nothing?

Is violence threatened still violence?

America’s nightmare of violence and racism got upended in New York City on Saturday with the shooting of a woman in Baltimore, the shooting of two cops in Brooklyn and the suicide of their suspected fleeing killer.

This time, the bloody violence was clear, and the social-media threat appears real, but the racial and power dynamics are as confusing as they are telling: A black man, Ismaiiyl Brinsley, apparently shot his ex-girlfriend (race unknown), then traveled to New York, where he “assassinated” an Asian officer and a Hispanic officer of the New York Police Department (NYPD), in their squad car. In between,an Instagram photo: a gun, revenge and references to the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. You will believe what happened next – white head of the police union declares war on protesters within hours – but it shouldn’t have to be this way.

By Steven W. Thrasher

Race in America: Experts discuss post-Ferguson grand jury decision

NEW YORK (PIX11)– Protests against the Ferguson grand jury decision have fanned out across the country through the day and into the night.

In New York, demonstrators went into Manhattan and Brooklyn. At one point police officers shut down the Lincoln Tunnel and in Times Square police arrested a group of protesters.

In Minneapolis, protesters were targets–a frustrated driver hit the gas and plowed through the crowd.

Monday and Tuesday, throughout America has experienced a new movement in America fueled by a generation that has witnessed what many call an injustice on black men in America. A generation that has watched their unarmed fathers, brothers and sons killed by police officers who never had to pay the price or face a judge for taking a life: Ramarley Graham, Sean Bell, Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

NYPD Kills Innocent Man

Unsung Americans: J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr. and Rufus Stokes


J. Ernest Wilkins


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After receiving a PH.D. in physics from the University of Chicago at age 19, Wilkins studied mechanical engineering at New York University, taught mathematics at Tuskegee University, and took part in the research that led to the development of the atomic bomb during World War 2. From 1946 to 1970 he a senior mathematician for the Nuclear Development Corporation of America and a physicist with the General Dynamics Corporation. In 1970, Wilkins was appointed Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematical Physics at Howard University. He is known for developing techniques for measuring the absorption of gamma radiation emitted by the sun and other nuclear sources.

Additional Information; African American mathematician andnuclear scientist, who gained first fame on entering the University of Chicago at age 13, becoming its youngest ever student. His intelligence led to him being referred to as a “negro genius” in the media.

As part of a widely varied and notable career, Wilkins contributed to the Manhattan Project during the Second World War. He also gained fame working in and conducting nuclear physics research in both academia and industry. He wrote numerous scientific papers, served in various important posts, earned several significant awards and helped recruit minority students into the sciences.

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Rufus Stoke


Rufus Stokes was an inventor born in Alabama in 1924. He later moved to Illinois, where he worked as a machinist for an incinerator company.

In 1968, Rufus Stokes was granted a patent on an air-purification device to reduce the gas and ash emissions of furnace and powerplant smokestack emissions. The filtered output from the stacks became almost transparent. Stokes tested and demonstrated several models of stack filters, termed the “clean air machine”, in Chicago and elsewhere to show its versatility.

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