SAN JOSE -- When the new editor of the San Jose Business Journal walked into a breakfast at the San Jose Athletic Club in 1987, he was surprised that four of the dozen technology business leaders welcoming him were African-American.
"They were pretty shocked that I was black too," recalls the author of Success Secrets of Black Executives (ASPIRE SAN FRANCISCO), first African-American to edit a business newspaper.
John William Templeton soon organized a group called the Black Executive Forum, where one could only gain admittance with budget authority in excess of $10 million. More than 200 eventually showed up for the monthly meetings.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Planning for the holidays is simpler and much tastier by counting on thousands of African-American restaurants to make your meal or gathering a real feast. It is also a great way to generate economic development and jobs.
ReUNION Narrative: From Faith to Freedom Jan. 16-March 5, 2013 4th Lesson
According to the National Park Service, Esteban Gomez, a sailor of African and Portuguese descent, was the second European explorer to visit what was to become New York City-- in 1524.
Having sailed with Magellan, Gomes was such a celebrity that the area he reached--attempting to find the Northwest Passage to India-- was described on a map as The Land of Esteban Gomes, now known as New England.