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The US Capitol, Mount Vernon, Wall Street and more Buildings were built by Black Slaves!

Severe Storms at the US Capitol

Black History is everyday. Therefore it should be celebrated everyday.

Black people have alot of accomplishments and inventions. It’s more

than just sports and music, black people once dominated more areas

of life than you notice today. We know the story of black people being

slaves, but ofcourse that is not the full story. Slaves did more than

work in the cotton fields. They invented and re invented and

invented some more. Boo-yah!

Slave labor went into the building of the capitol. The area where

the legislative center of the US sits formerly known as Jenkins Hill. This

hill was a heavily forested area that needed extensive landscaping, as

well as trench digging for the foundation from slaves. This was all before

George Washington laid the cornerstone in 1793. According to Fred Beuttler,

a historian for the House of Representatives, one of the buildings most iconic

symbols, the brass Statue of Freedom, was in part, done through the

diligence of Philip Reid, a former slave. Some of the sandstone in the old east

front of the building has the names of slave laborers who had

cut the stone.

The country’s financial center was named the same name that

a wall  was named. That wall was built in 1653 to protect settlers from Indian raids.

Freed and enslaved Africans made up a significant part of the labor pool

that created that well, just like the other infrastructure and buildings

in what is currently Lower Manhattan, including Trinity CHurch. There

was a slave market at Wall and Water streets, and slave ships would

leave at South Street Seaport. According to the church’s archivist,

the parish, which was founded in 1696,used slave labor at several points

during its early history. Many early members contribute slaves to build

the initial church.

Mount Vernon,  the home and plantation of the nation’s first

president survived on the labor of hundreds of slaves owned by

George and Martha Washington. These slaves specialized in various

trades, including woodworking and blacksmithing. Most of the structures

spread across the grounds of Mount Vernon, includiings a 16 sided barn

for grain processing and storage, were built by slave laborers and carpenters

often overseen by Thomas Green.

You will find those 3 places listed above and more

places black slaves built on the website.  Two thumbs of for black people doing

your thang with pride.  Your quote for the day is “I work hard now, so I can have it

easier later on” (by me) Oh, and black people still excel outside and

inside of sports and music today just like in the past. Wake up!

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The Secret of the Stones, a magic book involving black children who turn back and forth from human to stones!

 


Photo credit: Anton Vakulenko via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

I have wanted to write children’s stories for the longest.

I’ve always thought in order to write children’s I have to understand children.

I have to get inside the mind of a child. I know there are three things

important to a story: desire, obstacle, and resolution. These are

just three of the important things in a story. When I read “The Secret

of the Stones” I was truly amazed. Now let me give you a brief

synopsis. “The secret of the stones” is a story about a black

couple having no children.

They stumble upon two stones that

they take back home. These stones turned into a black orphan

boy and black orphan girl. They do all the cleaning and housework

while the black couple is out but disappear when they return.

They were spotted due to a neighbor. Yet, they had to get a

magic charm to make the children reappear briefly. Then,

they finally figure out how to take off the spell permanently,

so that the children never disappear. I love this happy story.

The whole concept of the story takes my mind to another place.

I wish this story was possible in real life. I describe the

story as mysterious. I had so much fun reading this.

The whole perspective is fresh and new. It impressed me

compared to the other children’s books I read but didn’t

get into. I rate this story a 10 out of 10 and it is number 1

out of my top 10.

The story is called “The Secret of the Stones” and it is

retold by Robert. D. San SOuci. The pictures

are by James Ransome. The publisher is Phyllis Fogelman

books and the state of publishing is New York.

Photo credit: Anton Vakulenko via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

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Emmit McHenry founded NetCom Solutions International, an internet domain service provider!

Emmit McHenry

Without the internet, we would be set ages behind. It has
helped us to stay ahead news-wise and weather-wise. I just cannot get enough internet. I thank God for the internet
and the person who created it. I have found people through
the internet and talked to businessmen and women through
the internet about their product and services that I
advertise on my blog. The internet is a convenient networking experience, not a substitute for networking in person, but it’s great to network online.

While we are on the topic on internet, I might as well introduce you to an internet specialist.

Emmit J. MCHenry is titled, the founder, chairman
and CEO of NetCom Solutions International Inc. His company
is Enterprise Magazine’s 10th ranked African American owned
business.

He attended Stewart Elementary School and Booker T. Washington
High School. Just an observation, but the man is very acute. He
has worked in management positions with IBM, Connecticut General, Union Mutal, and AllState Insurance Company.

He served on numerous insurance industry committees and was
founding member of the American Productivty Management
Association. Then was it, that he founded Network Solutions
Inc, which is the internet domain services provider.

In 1995, he founded NetCom Solutions International, a quadruple company with telecommunications, engineering,consulting, and technical services.The company has been honored with awards for excellent service from IBM, Nasa and Lucent Technologies with revenues of $260 million and exceeding 200 employees in Virginia and Oklahoma City.

He goes even further.MCHenry is also the chairman of Visutel,
a broadband telecommunications company. MCHenry is also on the executive committee of the Council on Competitiveness, the
board of directors for NetCom Solutions International, LTD
and chairs the governance committee for the Phelps Stokes
Fund.

And it continues even further. Emmit McHenry is on the advisory board of DECIS Technology and is the former chairman of the board of LearnCity Inc. MCHenry also served on the Fairfax County Economic Development AUthority, the State of Virginia Economic Development Authority and the board of directors for James Martin Government Intelligence. In addition, he chaired the board of directors of NEtCom Solutions South Africa.

So I definitely am grateful for people like him. I would love
to meet this man. I appreciate his versatility and just had to let the light shine on him. A man like that is worth displaying
and I just had to discuss him. We all know that in order to
succeed like this man, we have to be faithful and committed
to hardwork and success. I’m in awe of such innovativeness.

http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/biography.asp?bioindex=659&category=businessmakers