Noah Genatossio

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.

Bernard J. Tyson (1959-2019)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Bernard J. Tyson was a leading figure within the field of healthcare and a notable African American businessman. Tyson was the chairman of the board and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. With 175,000 employees, including 18,000 physicians, and over ten million members … Read MoreBernard J. Tyson (1959-2019)

Ali Al’amin Mazrui (1933–2014)

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” 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 … Read MoreAli Al’amin Mazrui (1933–2014)

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

Rabbi Rigoberto Vines Presenting Torah to Temple Beth El, March 29, 2009 “Image Ownership, CBS News” 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 … Read MoreTemple Beth El (Bethel or Beth’El) (1951–)

Armstrong Williams (1959– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” 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 … Read MoreArmstrong Williams (1959– )

Lorenzo Dow Turner (1890-1972)

Dr. Lorenzo Dow Turner Interviewing the Gullah People in South Carolina, 1930 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Lorenzo Dow Turner was an African American linguist who headed the English department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. from 1920 to 1928, and later headed of the English … Read MoreLorenzo Dow Turner (1890-1972)

Jenean Hampton (1958– )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” 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 … Read MoreJenean Hampton (1958– )