Posts Tagged "african american giants"


In 2013, Aja Brown made history by being the youngest mayor ever elected in Compton, CA. Keep reading for 10 facts about this political trailblazer and African American leader. 10 Facts About Compton CA's Mayor, Aja Brown 1. Mayor Aja Brown was born on April 17, 1982. 2. In June 2013, Mayor Brown became the youngest ever elected mayor of Compton, CA at age 31. 3. She and her twin brother were raised by their single mother in Altadena,...

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The Inspired Life of Arthur George (A.G.) Gaston Sr. One of America’s wealthiest Black men during his time, aid to Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement and leading employer for African Americans in Alabama during the 1960s. These descriptions all apply to African American business giant, Arthur G. (A.G.) Gaston, Sr.  The grandson of a slave, Mr. Gaston was born in 1892 in a log cabin in Demopolis, Alabama. Although he...

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UpwardAction Salutes Don H. Barden

UpwardAction Salutes Don H. Barden


Posted By on Feb 3, 2014

Detroit business executive Don H. Barden holds the honorary title as the first African American to own a Las Vegas Casino. He was the first to hold a major cable television franchise, as well. Born December 20th 1943, the ninth of thirteen children, Mr. Barden would go on to become a Detroit icon. He had attempted to build a casino in his hometown of Detroit, but plans fell through with objections from local ministers in the...

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