1. Stefan van Westing Stefan van Westing Netherlands says:

    That's so untrue ... the first computer was developed by the british in the 2nd world war to crack the Nazi secret communications code.

    I never understand why blacks continue to lie about having made inventions or pioneering stuff ... let me guess ... you're gonna claim the Wright brothers were black too don't you ?

    I don't fully understand why .. but i suppose they try to lie, imagine and 'engineer' a history of their own together to fill the utter void of blacks and any black contributor's in world history.

    Just accept black have historically been useless, they've only been useful idiots (in Lenin's words) by being slaves for a short while .... just like everyone else were enslaved at some point in time.

    Stop lying about blacks inventing shit they never invented in the first place ... you people are plainly forging a false history to give blacks the feeling that they belong ... and contribute to the modern world.

    They did not.

    • Brenda Savage Brenda Savage United States says:

      A black man invented the first personal computer like you are using to type your ignorance on. So thank that black man every you are able to show how stupid you are online... go look it up. You are proven to be an unintelligent fool.

    • Ali Denver Ali Denver United States says:

      Morocco held Spain for 700 years , so everything modern in Spain was from Africa  , while Europa had the dark ages Africa flourished , and as far as the I.Q. thing of course if they went and found any crack baby off of the street , or any bushman from Africa and tested them but test a black person not from that kind of back ground .

      • Ken Brown Ken Brown Australia says:

        You are using a white man's invention to speak a white man's language on a website created by a white man. You stupid Black man (see above).

        • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

          The language you are speaking is English well actually it's German Latin with dashes of Arabic actually the number system you are using and that was used to invent the computer was Arabic as well. They invented the very basis of the math you use today. Further more the technology of Black scholars was why every civilization sent their most learned to Africa to study from the great libraries and mountains of knowledge. This was of course burned by a group of white conquerers. We do know there are primitive batteries form people who were primarily black. There were also many black healers and medic throughout history.
          Lets be clear There are no black people I wonder how this study was conducted as all the people in most of the known world are mixed race. Trying to classify race and intelligence is always complicated because it depends on the very question of what is intelligence anyway. Further more If were doing race studies a Jewish Scientist made a similar discovery and not unlike this discovery She put Jews at the top of the IQ curve. It seems clear that while there is a correlation between genetics and intelligence. There is no reliable data that can show a causation.

          • Theresa Tenors Theresa Tenors United States says:

            Funny.  No black recipients of Nobel prizes for medicine or science - even though US taxpayers have spent $20 trillion plus on blacks the last 50 years.  Before the Europeans navigated to Africa in the 1500's no African knew what a wheel was, no African language was written (so how could they have had these libraries) there was no African agriculture or domestication of animals.  The Arabs you refer to who contributed to today's numbering system and math had DNA closer to Europeans than Africans.

            Africans contribution to the world is they are destroyers.  Not builders, inventors or thinkers.

      • Xzanaith B Xzanaith B United States says:

        Why don't you volunteer?

      • Thomas Kable Thomas Kable United States says:

        North Africans, like the Moors from Morocco, are Berber, not Sub-Saharan black. This is a common misconception African Americans make all the time Ali Denver. Black people come from Sub-Saharan Africa, meaning below the Sahara Desert. North Africans are Berbers and Egyptians, people who look Middle Easter to us, they are not black. Various Islamic empires took holdings in Spain from the Germanic Visigoths and held them for close to 700 years before being driven out by Christians. No blacks ever ruled Spain or anywhere in Europe.

        • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

          Wrong Egyptians Moors etc. These lands have always maintained people who you would consider to be black. Go to INDIA the middle East even certain parts of Eastern Europe you will find people you would consider black have been there for a long long time.
          This does underscore a earlier point about the obvious mixing of races making any distinction just not credible at this point your basically going on skin color for a handful of generations.

      • Rog Dowsett Rog Dowsett United Kingdom says:

        You have just demonstrated one example of these findings. I.e.: an unfounded and destructive comment that only serves to bring racism into this subject, which has absolutely nothing to do with it. A low IQ I guess.

      • Mike Wood Mike Wood United States says:

        Before the Europeans visited sub-Sahara Africa, there wasn't one two story building or the wheel. The pyramids in Northern Africa and South America are still not understood regarding who built those. There is nothing in the hieroglyphics that even point to the architects or the builders. Also, look at every country in Africa that has their own ethnic rule and check their progress.  These statements are NOT racist, they are what they are, facts. This is not an indictment of a racial group. Think about the American Indians. When they are congregated on a reservation, poverty and alcoholism is rampant. What is anyones determination of progress? Most would agree that engineering prowess, mathematics, social cohesion and adaptation. Are these the mark of true intelligence? Some would argue a spiritual connection is the ultimate expression of true intelligence. Any thoughts?

    • Western O'Connor Western O'Connor United States says:

      you can interpret the bible in many ways.  some common interpretations are
      1. that adam was the first man. (another interpretation is there were men, and he was a sort of special man, (this fits with the bible as well, and it fits with historical humanlike bones of neanderthals and such.) his name Adam translates to face that blushes with blood. a description that fits most with whites)
      2.cain killed able, and was marked and made black.

      before the flood, god told noah to take "2 of every flesh" so this could translate to 2 of every race. there is no way to fairly even postulate that white man came after the flood. theres simply no evidence or reason to beleive that.

      the bible chapters you gave, really bear no relevancy... mabye you are talking about when god says he took the israelites out of egypt? and you assume because egypt is in africa, therefore the people coming from egypt where black? a far stretch.... but only thing atleast remotely reasonably.

      as far as inventions go.... before 2000 years ago, blacks had invented perhaps huts, chairs, tables and torches..... since learning from western society, they have made a few inventions.... anytime the poster invention for your race, is peanut butter xD haha .. well blacks did patent a refrigeration device, i do believe the device and technology was made before, but the black had just patented it for use to refrigerate. and they did a few things. nothing too noteworthy though.... nothing to brag about.

      • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

        Actually they state that only one of the daughter of Noah's sons would be what you considered white. All white people with blue eyes are genetically related to each other. The word Black is a misinterpretation btw think turned dark or evil. Cain was turned Bad by his deeds. This was a common mistranslation bandied about by racists in the 60s.

        I have digressed. Noah and his sons make the basic color pallet of non whites according to biblical texts which makes sense because the people telling the story wouldn't meet the white barbarians till some time after.

    • John Turner John Turner United States says:

      Here is some TRUTH for you Stefan van Westing:


      A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished them away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people.

      At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief. At last, they said, "No more crime, drugs, violence and welfare. All of the blacks have gone!"

      Then suddenly, reality set in. The "NEW AMERICA" is not America at all — only a barren land.

      1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was built on a slave-supported system.

      2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a black man, invented the elevator, and without it, one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors.

      3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also black, invented the Super Charge System for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a black man, invented the traffic signal.

      4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its procurer was the electric trolley, which was invented by another black man, Albert R. Robinson.

      5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit system could operate, they were cluttered with paper because an African American, Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper.

      6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and books because John Love invented the pencil sharpener, William Purveys invented the fountain pen, and Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A. Love invented the Advanced Printing Press. They were all, you guessed it, Black.

      7. Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, they would not have been transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking and Canceling Machine, William Purveys invented the Hand Stamp and Philip Downing invented the Letter Drop.

      8. The lawns were brown and wilted because Joseph Smith invented the Lawn Sprinkler and John Burr the Lawn Mower.

      9. When they entered their homes, they found them to be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and Alice Parker the Heating Furnace. Their homes were also dim. But of course, Lewis Later invented the Electric Lamp, Michael Harvey invented the lantern and Granville T. Woods invented the Automatic Cut off Switch. Their homes were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward invented the Mop and Lloyd P. Ray the Dust Pan.

      10. Their children met them at the door-barefooted, shabby, motley and unkempt. But what could one expect? Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Shoe Lasting Machine, Walter Sammons invented the Comb, Sarah Boone invented the Ironing Board and George T. Samon invented the Clothes Dryer.

      11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have dinner amidst all of this turmoil. But here again, the food had spoiled because another Black Man, John Standard invented the refrigerator.

      Now, isn't that something? What would this country be like without the contributions of Blacks, as African-Americans?

      Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "by the time we leave for work, Americans have depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks." Black history includes more than just slavery, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. Dubois.

      Read more at www.snopes.com/.../blackinv.asp

      • Terri Skidmore Terri Skidmore United States says:

        MLK was a commie degenerate, nothing more.  

        So, you're saying that just in the last 50 years or so blacks have devolved that far, that fast?  Wow!

      • Dawn Ewers Dawn Ewers United States says:

        So many to go through.

        You do know you don't need a pencil sharpener to print a magazine or newspaper.  You can thank a white person for that-Johannes Gutenberg.

        There were crops before the white man even got here.  Thanks to the Indians and taught many white people to plant.

        Elisha Otis invented the elevator, hence the Otis mark on every elevator.

        There were standards before there were automatics and they get better gas mileage.  You don't need a Super Charge System to make an engine work. When I look up traffic light inventor I get-J. P. Knight.

        Wow, I keep looking up other things and still not coming up with the names you have.  A lot of the stuff I don't even use.  A

        I do believe, given some time, that there will be a way to claim that blacks built the first airplane and steam liner and who knows what else.

      • Lady Wolf Lady Wolf United States says:

        There has been primitive elevators since 3 century BC.  In 1823, two architects Burton and Hormer built an "ascending room" as they called it, this crude elevator was used to lift paying tourists to a platform for a panorama view of London. In 1835, architects Frost and Stutt built the "Teagle", a belt-driven, counter-weighted, and steam-driven lift was developed in England.   In 1846, Sir William Armstrong introduced the hydraulic crane, and in the early 1870s, hydraulic machines began to replace the steam-powered elevator.  In 1853, American inventor Elisha Otis demonstrated a freight elevator equipped with a safety device to prevent falling in case a supporting cable should break. This increased public confidence in such devices. In 1853, Elisha Otis established a company for manufacturing elevators and patented (1861) a steam elevator. While, Elisha Graves Otis did not actually invent the first elevator, he did invent the brake used in modern elevators, and his brakes made skyscrapers a practical reality.
        In 1857, Elisha Otis and the Otis Elevator Company began manufacturing passenger elevators. A steam-powered passenger elevator was installed by the Otis Brothers in a five-story department store owned by E.W Haughtwhat & Company of Manhattan. It was the first public elevator.  Electric elevators came into to use toward the end of the 19th century. The first one was built by the German inventor Werner von Siemens in 1880.  Then, Alexander Miles patented an electric elevator (U.S. pat#371,207) on October 11, 1887.

        2. The lawn mower was invented in 1830 by Edwin Beard Budding, an engineer from Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.

        3.  On July 17, 1902, Willis Haviland Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system.  Frederick Jones was born 1893 so that would make him only 9 yrs old at the time the air conditioner was built.

        4.  Sir Joseph Swann of England and Thomas Edison both invented the first electric incandescent lamps during the 1870s.

        5. September 4, 1849 that the first street sweeper was patented by C.S. Bishop of Easton, Pennsylvania. It was a towed attachment fitted with a rotating brush wheel. The brush swept refuse onto a conveyor that lifted the material into a holding bucket.

        6.  Urban development got a major boost in 1887 when inventor Frank Julian Sprague developed the world's first successful electric street railway system.  

        Maybe you should have read all that was on snopes and realize all those that was said was not true.  Try to do research for once instead.

        • Mike Jones Mike Jones United States says:

          1.) The glider
          2.) The battery (potentially)
          3.)The glass knife (found to be cleaner and less scaring than the metal knives still in use today
          4.)air conditioning unit         Frederick M. Jones      July 12, 1949
          almanac                       Benjamin Banneker       Approx 1791
          auto cut-off switch           Granville T. Woods      January 1, 1839
          auto fishing devise           G. Cook                 May 30, 1899
          automatic gear shift          Richard Spikes          February 28, 1932
          baby buggy                    W.H. Richardson         June 18, 1899
          bicycle frame                 L.R. Johnson            October 10, 1899
          biscuit cutter                A.P. Ashbourne          November 30, 1875
          blood plasma bag              Charles Drew            Approx. 1945
          cellular phone                Henry T. Sampson        July 6, 1971
          chamber commode               T. Elkins               January 3, 1897
          clothes dryer                 G. T. Sampson           June 6, 1862
          curtain rod                   S. R. Scratton          November 30, 1889
          curtain rod support           William S. Grant        August 4, 1896
          door knob                     O. Dorsey               December 10, 1878
          door stop                     O. Dorsey               December 10, 1878
          dust pan                      Lawrence P. Ray         August 3, 1897
          egg beater                    Willie Johnson          February 5, 1884
          electric lampbulb             Lewis Latimer           March 21, 1882
          elevator                      Alexander Miles         October 11, 1867
          eye protector                 P. Johnson              November 2, 1880
          fire escape ladder            J. W. Winters           May 7, 1878
          fire extinguisher             T. Marshall             October 26, 1872
          folding bed                   L. C. Bailey            July 18, 1899
          folding chair                 Brody & Surgwar         June 11, 1889
          fountain pen                  W. B. Purvis            January 7, 1890
          furniture caster              O. A. Fisher            1878
          gas mask                      Garrett Morgan          October 13, 1914
          golf tee                      T. Grant                December 12, 1899
          guitar                        Robert F. Flemming, Jr. March 3, 1886
          hair brush                    Lydia O. Newman         November 15, 18--
          hand stamp                    Walter B. Purvis        February 27 1883
          horse shoe                    J. Ricks                March 30, 1885
          ice cream scooper             A. L. Cralle            February 2, 1897
          improv. sugar making          Norbet Rillieux         December 10, 1846
          insect-destroyer gun          A. C. Richard           February 28, 1899
          ironing board                 Sarah Boone             December 30, 1887
          key chain                     F. J. Loudin            January 9, 1894
          lantern                       Michael C. Harvey       August 19, 1884
          lawn mower                    L. A. Burr              May 19, 1889
          lawn sprinkler                J. W. Smith             May 4, 1897
          lemon squeezer                J. Thomas White         December 8, 1893
          lock                          W. A. Martin            July 23, 18--
          lubricating cup               Ellijah McCoy           November 15, 1895
          lunch pail                    James Robinson          1887
          mail box                      Paul L. Downing         October 27, 1891
          mop                           Thomas W. Stewart       June 11, 1893
          motor                         Frederick M. Jones      June 27, 1939
          peanut butter                 George Washington Carver    1896
          pencil sharpener              J. L. Love              November 23, 1897
          phone transmitter             Granville T. Woods      December 2, 1884
          record player arm             Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819
          refrigerator                  J. Standard             June 14, 1891
          riding saddles                W. D. Davis             October 6, 1895
          rolling pin                   John W. Reed            1864
          shampoo headrest              C. O. Bailiff           October 11, 1898
          spark plug                    Edmond Berger           February 2, 1839
          stethoscope                   Imhotep                 Ancient Egypt
          stove                         T. A. Carrington        July 25, 1876
          straightening comb            Madam C. J. Walker      Approx 1905
          street sweeper                Charles B. Brooks       March 17, 1890
          thermostat control            Frederick M. Jones      February 23, 1960
          traffic light                 Garrett Morgan          November 20, 1923
          tricycle                      M. A. Cherry            May 6, 1886
          typewriter                    Burridge & Marshman     April 7, 1885

    • Michael Stewart Michael Stewart United States says:

      Don't forget Babbage's difference engine project. His design  was the first  stored program computer..

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