Independent Historian

Noah Genatossio is a recent graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle with a B.A. in political science and a minor in history. Noah lives in Seattle and works in the field of tax law & white collar criminal defense as a legal assistant.

While a student at the University of Washington, Noah interned with Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Washington D.C., the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and worked on the Bill Bryant for Governor Campaign in Washington State. Noah began writing for Black Past as an undergraduate student and continues to write for Black Past with a focus on African American conservatives.

Ali Al’amin Mazrui (1933-2014)

Ali Al’amin Mazrui was a Kenyan intellectual in the fields of political science, African studies, and Islamic studies. The father of the African Liberalism ideology (an economic perspective on Africa critical of western powers and Marxism/Socialism) was an often controversial figure due largely to his … Read MoreAli Al’amin Mazrui (1933-2014)

Temple Beth El (Bethel or Beth’El) (1951- )

Temple Beth El is a historically, and to this day predominantly, African American synagogue located in the West Oak neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Not to be confused with Ethiopian Jewish communities (most of which reside within present-day Israel), Temple Beth El was founded in the … Read MoreTemple Beth El (Bethel or Beth’El) (1951- )

Armstrong Williams (1959– )

“Image Ownership: HSH-GWG” Armstrong Williams is an American conservative political figure and commentator. Williams hosts a daily radio show and a nationally syndicated TV show, The Right Side with Armstrong Williams. Outside of his political persona, Williams works in the private business sector as the … Read MoreArmstrong Williams (1959– )

Jenean Hampton (1958– )

“Image Ownership: MavsFan28“ Jenean Hampton, at the age of fifty-eight, became the first statewide, black, elected official in Kentucky’s history when she was elected lieutenant governor on November 3, 2015. Hampton ran on the Republican Party ticket headed by GOP gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin who … Read MoreJenean Hampton (1958– )