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Leila Taha is a regular contributor for BIO Now. She would love for Michael Jackson's ghost to haunt her house.
February 14, 2012 by Leila Taha
African-Americans have faced many obstacles over the course of history, but this hasn't stopped bright, innovative individuals from developing inventions that have...also in this article
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Publisher / 1877 - 1963
Garrett Morgan blazed a trail for African-American inventors with his many patents, including those for a hair-straightening product, a breathing device, and an improved sewing machine and traffic signal.
Physicist / 1939 -
Scientist George Carruthers created inventions, such as the ultraviolet camera, or spectograph, which was used by NASA in the 1972 Apollo 16 flight, revealing the mysteries of space and the Earth's atmosphere.
October 27, 2011 by Leila Taha
Another campaign season, another bizarre political ad. Already an unorthodox candidate (he was CEO of Godfather's Pizza for 10 years), Republican presidential hopeful...also in this article
October 7, 2011 by Leila Taha
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was one of three women awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today. Elected in November 2005, Johnson Sirleaf is the first female...also in this article
Prime Minister / 1917 - 1984
Indira Gandhi was India's third prime minister, serving from 1966 until 1984, when her life ended in assassination. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister.
October 26, 2011 by Leila Taha
Last week former Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi was shot and killed by rebels in the streets of his hometown of Surt, where he was believed to have been hiding...also in this article
March 16, 2012 by Leila Taha
Despite the fact that Ireland is more than 3,000 miles away from New York City, Saint Patrick's Day is widely celebrated in the United States. That's because Irish...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, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1917 - 1963
John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. president, negotiated the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty and initiated the Alliance for Progress. He was assassinated in 1963.