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James Baldwin — the grandson of a slave — was born in Harlem in 1924. The oldest of nine children, he grew up in poverty, developing a troubled relationship with his strict, religious stepfather. As a child, he cast about for a way to escape his circumstances. READ MORE >>

Benjamin Montgomery was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. He was sold to Joseph E. Davis, a Mississippi planter. Davis was the older brother of Jefferson Davis who would later serve as the President of the Confederate States of America. READ MORE >>

Choosing the right employees to drive for your company is the most basic element in your company's fleet safety program. Driver behavior is responsible for 90% of all highway accidents.¹ In 2012 a national survey determined that on-the-job crashes cost American business $275.6 billion. READ MORE >>

The #Tryal Rebellion happened in 1805, and was a slave uprising which took place in the South Pacific off the coast of Chile. During 1803, a group of Muslim African Slaves were purchased by the Spanish in Argentina. There were 72 slaves that survived the walk across the Argentine pampas and the Andes Mountains. READ MORE >>

When it comes to running a small business, workplace injuries can have a huge impact on operations. This is especially true when the injury results in an employee absence. Consider a small business that may employ only three people: That business is losing one-third of its workforce. READ MORE >>

Marcus Garvey was a proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, inspiring the Nation of Islam and the Rastafarian movement.  Born in Jamaica, Marcus Garvey was an orator for the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. READ MORE >>

Little Known Black History Fact: Seneca Village Seneca Village was once a thriving Black community in a section of New York where Central Park exists now. The village was torn down to make way for the development of the public park, displacing rightful Black land owners and poor Irish settlers. READ MORE >>

Huey P. Newton was an African-American activist best known for founding the militant Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale in 1966.   Huey P. Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 17, 1942, and named after former governor Huey P. Long. READ MORE >>

Fall and winter driving conditions can be prime time for accidents involving skidding or losing control. Ice and snow are common hazards that often come to mind. Fallen leaves, wet roadways and sand and gravel used to treat icy and snowy conditions can also increase the risks of tires losing their grip on the road’s surface. READ MORE >>

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