Fascinating people making headlines.
Guest ContributorFebruary 15, 2013 by Gerit Quealy
I’d never heard of Madam C.J. Walker until relatively recently. But if I’d known a black woman became a multimillionaire at the turn of the 20th century from a haircare invention, it would have made the idea of being an entrepreneur seem infinitly more...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Entrepreneur / 1867 - 1919
Madam C.J. Walker was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire. Her business was worth more than $1 million at the time of her death.
February 11, 2013 by Andrew Cannizzaro
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers...also in this article
Environmental Activist, Warrior, Governor, U.S. President / 1858 - 1919
A New York governor who became the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation.
February 14, 2013 by Eudie Pak
Oscar Pistorius, the first double-amputee Olympic sprinter, was charged with the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steencamp, after he shot her multiple times...also in this article
Track and Field Athlete / 1986 -
Oscar Pistorius, the "Blade Runner," is a South African sprint runner who became the first amputee to compete in the Olympics in 2012. In 2013, Pistorius admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp.
February 13, 2013 by Thad Morgan
As a child, Maya Angelou overcame a life of struggle and hardship as an African-American child, only to emerge as a beautiful and gifted woman with many talents—one...also in this article
Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Producer, Philanthropist, Talk Show Host, Television Producer / 1954 -
Billionaire Oprah Winfrey has hosted her own internationally popular talk show since 1986. She is also an actress, philanthropist, publisher, and producer.
February 11, 2013 by Eudie Pak
Among the 78 million Catholics in the U.S. who woke up this morning, there was probably a fair share of cereal spitting, seat jolting, and perhaps even some creative...also in this article
Guest ContributorFebruary 12, 2013 by Collin David
Comic books depict a world where struggles between good, evil, and the morally ambiguous are a matter of life and death. As grandiose as these events may be, many of these narratives can stem from reality, evolving from true struggles that their protagonists...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
Civil Rights Activist, Minister / 1929 - 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968.