Can You Imagine a Day Without Black History?

This question has a high range of difficulty, but I will try to answer…It is a particularly hard task because there are so many undocumented inventions by Black Men and Women that were assumed by the inventor’s slave masters.

Slaves were not considered American citizens and laws at the time prevented them from applying for or holding property, including patents. In 1857, the U.S. Commissioner of Patents officially ruled that slave inventions couldn’t be patented. During the 17th and 18th centuries, America was experiencing rapid economic growth. Black inventors were major contributors during this era – even though most did not obtain any of the benefits associated with their inventions since they could not receive patent protection. (a)

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#DoGoodFeedKids

Take the #PaperPlateChallenge! This year, due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, 13 million children nationally – 1 in every 6 kids – may not know where they will get their next meal. But you can help! For every use of the #DoGoodFeedKids hashtag this November and December, National Life Group will donate $1 to food banks in our home states Vermont and Texas up to $50,000—that’s enough for 150,000 meals!

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School Nurses: LifeChangers Now More Than Ever

National Life’s K-12 educator recognition program, LifeChanger of the Year, has announced that its 2021 Fall Spotlight Award will honor School Nurses. Nominations are now open at LifeChangeroftheYear.com

The role of the school nurse has expanded exponentially since March 2020. While there’s no doubt that these employees have always played a critical role in the school, now more than ever their role requires Herculean effort; their impact is LifeChanging, likely even life-saving.

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