Kerrie Holley-African American Inventor

Kerrie Lamont Holley was born in September 7, 1954. Heis an American software architect, author, researcher, consultant, and Inventor and UnitedHealth Group, and Optum Technology’s first Technical Fellow. Holley is a retired IBM Fellow. Holley served as Vice President and CTO at Cisco responsible for their analytics and automation platform. Holley is known internationally for his innovative work in architecture and software …

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Frederick Douglas – Social Reformer

Frederick Douglass (February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time, he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that …

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Celebrating Our Heritage

February has been designated as Black History Month and R.A.R.E. Youth will be publishing articles throughout the month that highlight the accomplishments of African Americans and their contributions to making America great. We are strong, resilient and resourceful and always have been. Unfortunately, stereotyping, misrepresentation in the media and intentional stumblingblocks have been placed on us …

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