America’s power is within the people- its people, the American people. If it wasn’t for Americans the nation would have never ever touched becoming the leading nation. There’s strong leaders on the American soil, and as every nation has its ups and downs America will continue to progress even at its weakest points. Every American metropolis is to be glorified for the commitment to America, and the people who came from these cities that made them who they are. Whether Black or majority White American cities, America did it and has left a legacy that will be cherished and appreciated forever.
What American invention hasn’t turned the planet around? Technology is one of few inventions that has modified society in immense ways, and has psychologically, mentally, spiritually, and physically altered the human beings- and what piece of technology do you have on you now?
A Black man, the American Black man, who in history has been demonized and historically has come forth to every possible block of opportunity and success there might be, but instead there are many Black American men in America exceeding peoples’ perceptions. Due to the struggles and historical struggles (and historical policies and laws that were meant to slow down a specific group of people) that many people still don’t want to discuss about in America, it’s especially more than beyond difficult to be highly successful just because of traps that await you because of race and color. This is one of the reasons why the Black American community celebrates each success, whether low or medium or high because this is one group who knows what it’s like to be in a country that has done everything in its power to discredit you. Speaking of discrediting a group, Black men are a main target of being discredited, and why shouldn’t people believe this when men like Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs are credited with being responsible for the creation of technology, and a Black man who was responsible for the creation of the cell phone doesn’t get a glimpse of their recognition for creating something that you all love so much too.
This year in 2014, the cell phone will have turned 41 years old! And the birth of what today’s human being is now infatuated and say they love and need is a cell phone that was created by a Black man- someone who is highly shunned down upon in our society. Thanks to Sampson inventing the gamma-electrical cell in 1971, which he received a patent for, we can thank him for the start of much more advancements in cellular technology that we have seen thus far, and will continue to see.
If it wasn’t for Dr. Henry T. Sampson (first African-American to earn a PhD in nuclear engineering in the U.S.) we wouldn’t have cell phone technology today! On April 3, 1973, Motorola engineer Marty Cooper placed the first public call from a cell phone according to Verge. In midtown Manhattan, NY, Cooper called Joel Engel (head of rival research department- Bell Labs) saying “Joel, this is Marty. I’m calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.” With the call being placed on a Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, and weighed 2.5 pounds, it was the first cell phone call made. But has the mainstream media, OR ANY MEDIA FOR THAT MATTER, made or turned this man into an icon like Bill Gates or the late Steve Jobs? He’s Black so why would they! Isn’t it so funny how nobody has made this Black man iconic based off of his invention, and what an invention of “forever changing our society” it has been and is, but he’s Black so he must get the shaft.
A Multi-billion dollar industry Sampson has created and made, cellular telephony has spawned a Multi-billion dollar industry, and has freed tens of millions of people in ways unimaginable but this Black man, this American Black man, this African American Black man gets shafted. You would even think Sampson would be on the Times and Forbes magazines like Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs for creating one of the greatest inventions of our time, but no.