Black History Month

Nikki Swarn our General Manager and Program Director dropped by for a quick interview with Kathie J on Tuesday, February 15th on Local 3. She told the story of how THE DROP started from the streaming app, all the way up to celebrate the first Anniversary of our 104.7 signal.
Stagecoach Mary Fields – Wild West Badass and First Black Woman to Carry the Mail Born a slave in Hickman County, Tennessee around 1832, “Stagecoach” Mary Fields, also known as Black Mary, was a formidable figure in the Old West. She stood 6 feet tall and weighed about 200 lbs. She loved to smoke cigars, [...]
The Hon. Gary Jackson, Judge of the Denver County Court (ret.) In recognition of Black History Month, THE DROP and SettleUp is honoring Judge Gary Jackson of the Denver County bench. Judge Jackson grew up in Denver, attended George Washington High School in Denver, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in 1967 [...]
The Hon. Alfred C. Harrell, Judge of the Denver County court. Judge Harrell In recognition of Black History Month, THE DROP and SettleUp is honoring Judge Alfred C. Harrell of the Denver County Court. Judge Harrell was one of the first African American judges appointed to the courts in Colorado. Judge Harrell retired from full-time [...]
George Crum - The Inventor of the Potato Chip Every time a person crunches into a potato chip, he or she is enjoying the delicious taste of one of the world's most famous snacks–a treat that might not exist without the contribution of black inventor George Crum. The son of an African-American father and a [...]
RIP Queen of Funk Betty Davis   New York Post Betty Davis (maiden name Mabry) has passed away at 77 years old. She created the space for women in music and changed it forever. She was the ex-wife of the late jazz musician, Miles Davis, but she didn't want to be in Miles Davis' shadow; [...]
Ronald S. Demon: Athletic Show Cushion Support Ronald S. Demon invented an athletic shoe whose cushion support automatically adjusts to suit not only the shape of the wearer's feet but also the manner in which the shoe is being used at any given time. While in high school, he bought a pair of the first [...]
Alexander Miles:  Improved Method for Opening and Closing Elevators Ever taken an elevator? You can thank Alexander Miles for his contributions to the open and close function of the elevator! Inventor and barber Alexander Miles, third from right, sat in the Duluth Chamber of Commerce office circa 1890. Alexander Miles, who contributed to the elevator [...]

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