mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers
culturalandhistoricalvibes:

Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the 1940s - a U.S. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could penetrate the earth’s outer atmosphere. To test this, scientists wanted to bounce a radar signal off the moon and back to earth. But the moon was a swiftly moving target, impossible to hit without knowing its exact speed. McAfee made the necessary calculations, and on January 10, 1946, the team sent a radar pulse through a special 40-feet square antenna towards the moon. Two and a half seconds later, they received a faint signal, proving that transmissions from earth could cross the vast distances of outer space. Official news of this scientific breakthrough did not include McAfee’s name, nor was there any recognition of the essential role he played. But Americans could not have walked on the moon had it not been for Walter S. McAfee and his calculations.
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I remember reading about the signal being bounced off the moon but no recognition was ever given to the black mathematician.

culturalandhistoricalvibes:

Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the 1940s - a U.S. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could penetrate the earth’s outer atmosphere. To test this, scientists wanted to bounce a radar signal off the moon and back to earth. But the moon was a swiftly moving target, impossible to hit without knowing its exact speed. McAfee made the necessary calculations, and on January 10, 1946, the team sent a radar pulse through a special 40-feet square antenna towards the moon. Two and a half seconds later, they received a faint signal, proving that transmissions from earth could cross the vast distances of outer space. Official news of this scientific breakthrough did not include McAfee’s name, nor was there any recognition of the essential role he played. But Americans could not have walked on the moon had it not been for Walter S. McAfee and his calculations.

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I remember reading about the signal being bounced off the moon but no recognition was ever given to the black mathematician.

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers
mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

the-goddamazon:

be-blackstar:

the-goddamazon:

thugger-thugger:

megh4n:

thefakeoriginal:

O M G G G

LOL

I have that jacket lol

LMFAO I have the sweater on the right in black. xD

PWI’s create a sea of these looks every fall 

PWIs??

Predominantly white institutionsnot HBCUs

Why, I think these looks are right on

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

the-goddamazon:

be-blackstar:

the-goddamazon:

thugger-thugger:

megh4n:

thefakeoriginal:

O M G G G

LOL

I have that jacket lol

LMFAO I have the sweater on the right in black. xD

PWI’s create a sea of these looks every fall 

PWIs??

Predominantly white institutions

not HBCUs

Why, I think these looks are right on

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers

White Marijuana Millionaires.

curvesincolor:

Since Colorado voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use in January, that vote has created more then 20 white marijuana millionaires who the Government has allowed to store their millions in U.S. Banks. 

Keep in mind that there are more then 100,000 black and latino people who are in American prisons for the same simple possession and intend to sell marijuana. 

BUT THEY MAKING WHITE BOYS MILLIONAIRES FOR COMMITTING THE SAME ACT!

Is there any justice in this world

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers

feelknower1993:

American music culture 101, from Country to Rock to Pop to Hip-hop, in 3 easy steps:

1. when black americans invent it, initially detest it, mock it, claim it is destroying american youth and proper sensibilities

2. realize it isn’t going anywhere, co-opt it, engage in it and profit from it

3. obscure its origins and repackage it in such a way that the next generation understands it as a product of white american excellence

Our music history

fictionwritingtips

Anonymous asked:

Hi, I want one of my characters to be associated with the US Military, but I don't know anything about it. Like, what are the Marines? Army? Navy? Coastal Guard? Air Force? What do they do? Or what sets them all apart from one another? Their purpose? Etc.

fictionwritingtips answered:

This is something that you can easily find out through research. There are so many resources out there, including Google, and actually first hand accounts of people in the military, marines, army, etc., so use those to your advantage.