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"Gwendolyn Bennett was born in Giddings, Texas in 1902. Raised firmly in the black middle class, she attended Columbia University briefly before graduating from Pratt Institute in 1924. She then became an instructor in design at Howard University, worked as an editor at the African American magazine Opportunity, and was one of the founders of the short-lived but critically important New Negro magazine Fire!!..."
Peter Pham of Science on the psychology of venture capital Harry Stebbings Crunch Network Contributor Harry Stebbings is the founder and host of The Twenty Minute VC an independent podcast focused on venture capital. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network The battle between entrepreneurs and VCs is unfair according toPeter Pham the co-founder ofScience Inc. His reasoning: VCs have experienced thousands upon thousands of pitching processes. Entrepreneurs on the other…
Pooja Sankar founder of Piazza - After working as a software developer at Facebook, Oracle, and Kosmix, Sankar, who studied computer science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, had the idea for Piazza, a social website for homework help.
Albert I. Cassell, FAIA, is the architect of The Founders Library and several major buildings on the Howard University main campus. He lived for 74 years during a period of American history when professional opportunities in architectural design and construction were severely limited for African Americans. Nevertheless, with native talent, unique drive, and incurable optimism, he was able to surmount the obstacles of poverty and rigid racial prejudice.