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PAUL CUFFE THE RICHEST BLACK MAN IN THE U.S. DURING SLAVERY

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Questioneverything ..Told you we were more than slaves!-OK17 Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was the richest African American in the United States during the early 1800’s, but never stopped championing the cause of better conditions for his people. At the age of 19, he sued the Massachusetts courts for the right to vote stating that taxation without representation should be illegal. He built on his own farm, New Bedford’s only school for the children of “free Negroes” and personally sponsored their...
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THE RISE & FALL OF JESSE BINGA: ONCE THE RICHEST BLACK MAN IN THE U.S.

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Questioneverything THE RISE & FALL OF JESSE BINGA: ONCE THE RICHEST BLACK MAN IN THE U.S. Jesse Binga’s pioneering ventures in banking and real estate made him a nationally known figure of black business achievement in the early 20th Century. A native of Detroit, he moved to Chicago in the early 1890s. Buying a succession of run-down buildings, he repaired them as rentals. White-owned banks refused to lend to Afric an-Americans, inspiring Binga to establish his own bank in 1908 at the...
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A Very Sick Country

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Published on Monday, April 2, 2012 by Common Dreams A Very Sick Country by David Michael Green So. It looks now like the regressive majority on the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, his health care bill. (Getty image) That is so fitting. More than that, it is also a reminder of just how sick this country truly is. Imagine that the lab returned the results from your battery of blood work tests, and all the indicators were screaming out...
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