| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Black People Made That! Intellectual Property and US Patents


Yadi Yada

Jul 7, 2019, 4:27 pm Reply

So slavery give these inventors the opportunity to invent their inventions.

Straight shooter Willie Beamen

Jul 7, 2019, 10:53 pm Reply

New sub here, I love you guys channel breath of fresh air, intellectual and entertaining. I'm putting my daughter up on this channel. Thank you sisters!

Jaynaysha Jum

Jul 7, 2019, 12:22 pm Reply

Am I the only one who sat here and read all of the inventions at the end


Jul 7, 2019, 2:30 pm Reply

Could you put sources in your description in the future. I enjoy these kinds of videos and a part of that is being able to click on sources and dive deeper into the subject following a video.

Sophine Nijland

Jul 7, 2019, 7:17 pm Reply

some things were inaccurate but overall good video!


Jul 7, 2019, 7:22 pm Reply

This is why so many black Americans say reparations are in order. Never having been given credit or payment for the actual work their ancestors did placed future generations at a great disadvantage. Yet we rarely given credit for the building of this country.

Toni Bercha

Jul 7, 2019, 9:51 pm Reply

“He was white.” I love y’all! Thanks for these wonderful shows!

Nadia Silver

Jul 7, 2019, 2:06 am Reply

5:52 When she said, "Hi Nadia… " my actual heart jumped, lol.


Jul 7, 2019, 6:43 am Reply

These videos are amazing! So interesting and broken down in such a great way, understandable, straightforward, but enough information to make great points, and enough to spark my interest in looking up more information about some of these topics.


Jul 7, 2019, 7:45 am Reply

Great video. Another reason why african-americans are owed reparations. LOOK AT THESE INVENTIONS!!!

Slippery Slope

Jul 7, 2019, 2:35 pm Reply

Wow, you girls are great, and beautiful. Keep up the good work.

Benoit St-Jacques

Jul 7, 2019, 4:00 pm Reply

Love ur channel ❤️❤️❤️

Lauren Gloriana

Jul 7, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

Completely off topic, but does anyone know of the artist who painted the top mountain scene on the wall in the beginning of the video?

JaiC Bacote

Jul 7, 2019, 7:24 pm Reply

This channel is growing on me 😏 I think I liiiiike it 🙃 lemme subscribe 👍🏾

bradley abel

Jul 7, 2019, 7:45 pm Reply


Mimi Freelife

Jul 7, 2019, 2:47 am Reply

I recognize that Addy (American Girl doll) bed anywhere!


Jul 7, 2019, 3:46 am Reply

Don’t forget America… we made that too.


Jul 7, 2019, 12:17 pm Reply

Ooohhhh!!! Could you do an episode on black medical innovation? Inventions, treatments, studies, breakthroughs, contributions, procedures, etc. (In my perfect world, there'd be a whole museum devoted to medical innovation from minorities.)


Jul 7, 2019, 4:01 pm Reply

The other black/ African American 15 year olds I know are cussing people out or doing stupid things while I’m over here binge watching these videos because I genuinely love them

Anja O.

Jul 7, 2019, 4:59 pm Reply

Telaporter- I spend so much freaking time in transit

NaturalWay Films

Jul 7, 2019, 10:36 am Reply

I have an invention but I'm scared to patent it.

Mateo Magnus

Jul 7, 2019, 5:17 pm Reply

I laughed pretty loudly with the “ka-Black” comment. Thank you


Jul 7, 2019, 1:42 pm Reply

Where do we get that list of inventors from the credits? 😀


Jul 7, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

I would love to see another item from Star Trek, sonic showers: step in, turn it on, one second and you’re clean. Also better for the skin because water actually dries out skin.

Kirsten Sawyer

Jul 7, 2019, 3:49 am Reply

I bet black women invented stuff too.

Sophia Tiny Kitten Human

Jul 7, 2019, 1:56 am Reply

I wonder how many things invented by black people are fully credited to whites because a white person stole it and took credit and no one ever caught them….

Tami Maiwashe

Jul 7, 2019, 5:57 am Reply

"And that was also –"
"Why are you so excited??"
"I love life."
Fantastic 😂😂😂

Youmna Mhd

Jul 7, 2019, 12:02 pm Reply

You ladies are on point with your knowledge!!!!!


Jul 7, 2019, 3:44 pm Reply

I stand all this content. I hope all of this is being shown in schools!

The Koran has scientific accuracy

Jul 7, 2019, 3:20 am Reply

Although they are the people of tomorrow sub-saharan African types were only around 11 percent of the US population throughout most of its history as a republic. Caucasian types made way more if the US pop. It is a fact.

Y Y.

Jul 7, 2019, 2:12 am Reply

"slavery!" 😳😆😂🤣

Suzanne Berry

Jul 7, 2019, 7:44 pm Reply

A patent is useless if you cannot afford to defend it against large companies trying to steal it.

Angus DeLoin

Jul 7, 2019, 11:42 am Reply

Would love a link to the credits list. Awesome vid. Well done!

Christina JOnes

Jul 7, 2019, 1:22 am Reply

And I'm really disappointed that you did not mention Marie Van Brittan Brown.

Jennifer Sheldon

Jul 7, 2019, 2:56 pm Reply

What were beds like before he invented the corded bed frame, I wonder!

angel telp sorrentino

Jul 7, 2019, 5:05 pm Reply

I want a device that will take braids out and put them in!

I also want a device dresses you and does makeup like the jetsons

River Run

Jul 7, 2019, 6:31 pm Reply

You ladies are amazing!!!!!


Jul 7, 2019, 12:53 am Reply

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite youtube channels. Super informative and entertaining while still covering deep and serious topics.

Carissa Wyles

Jul 7, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

Ya'll showed up in my recommended and now I've been binge watching you guys all day lol love your channel, informative and funny 🙂


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Jul 7, 2019, 1:21 pm Reply

Are there any charities or foundations that help entrepreneurs with the patent application fees?


Jul 7, 2019, 4:38 am Reply

Where do you guys get all your info from? Unbelievable

JaVion Riley

Jul 7, 2019, 3:17 pm Reply

As a Young Black Mechanical Engineer I deeply appreciate this video. 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿 thank you for making this video

Novalle Baird

Jul 7, 2019, 7:55 pm Reply

I've always felt like a stranger in my own skin. I'm biracial, but I live with two Caucasians. I have light skin, brown eyes, and dark brown kinky hair. And even though I'm biracial no one sees me as anything but Caucasian. I have ended so many friendships because people have said offensive things, not thinking if i could be anything other than Caucasian.


Jul 7, 2019, 2:02 pm Reply

Black people also invented slavery and were the leaders of it for thousands of years! Number 1!

Rianna Majzoub

Jul 7, 2019, 7:39 pm Reply

This now actually has me questioning if "Ford" really did invent the "First Automobile"? Wonder if it was someone else under his "Iron Thumb" the entire time! I think this stuff really does need to start being put into school text books as well. No more lying to kids please and this might helping to start curbing serious schoolyard bullying as well!


Jul 7, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

a robot to keep my room tidy and organized would be a nice invention 🙂

Shawna Horn

Jul 7, 2019, 12:16 pm Reply


Greg Nulik

Jul 7, 2019, 2:39 pm Reply

Ok, we get it, black people feel like Palestinians, etc. What about poor people, are they treated fairly and equally with an invention? What's $10,000, $20,000, or $30,000 worth to someone? Replicator (thingie that makes food for you); real world, 3D-Printer and Soda Machine, probably.

Stoptalkinweunderattack Unite&fightbackdamnit

Jul 7, 2019, 1:56 am Reply

Our people where and are not equal. Our people are greater.

Stoptalkinweunderattack Unite&fightbackdamnit

Jul 7, 2019, 1:57 am Reply

New subscriber

Sebastian Sean Crow

Jul 7, 2019, 5:50 am Reply

4:44 I haven’t seen that dance in years. Feel a little old now and I’m still young… 😂

Maira Rodriguez

Jul 7, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

Thank you ladies!


Jul 7, 2019, 10:22 pm Reply

That "I love life!" line just caused me to have a crush on Azie. <3

Mr Blimp

Jul 7, 2019, 11:50 pm Reply

Unfortunately for this tale – all people are not born free. Even someone who is not a slave is still not free as they are controlled by their parents. In fact, one could go so far as to state that humans are not born free as they cannot support or take care of themselves,

Alesia Rsheed

Aug 8, 2019, 7:52 pm Reply

I just came across your web show today this is my third episode
I want to say thank you is very informative while being entertaining. I am proud of your success and hope you continue to grow.
And I've shared this with my children one love ladies


Aug 8, 2019, 6:28 am Reply

George Washington Carver didn't make this list? He was a more important scientist/inventor than all these people.


Aug 8, 2019, 10:12 am Reply

Thanks for all that information my beautiful queens…👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

Damu Piru

Aug 8, 2019, 2:43 pm Reply

About time 😍😍😍😍

Damu Piru

Aug 8, 2019, 2:46 pm Reply

Uh…. thanks 🤔😂😂😂😭😭😭😭💀💀💀

Basil In the Forest

Aug 8, 2019, 12:13 am Reply

Always stoked about these videos.


Aug 8, 2019, 12:39 am Reply

You guys are great btw. 😌


Aug 8, 2019, 12:53 am Reply

the bed was invented a couple hundred years ago? wait, what?

Nathaniel Walpole

Aug 8, 2019, 9:28 pm Reply

Would you ever do an episode on black folks history in medicine? I was reading about Vivien Thomas the "assistant" to the first heart surgeon. His expertise was so great that during the first operation he stood on a step behind Blalok (the white doctor who employed him) and coached them through the procedure which he developed. All whilst being technically employed as a janitor.

Mel Dempsey

Aug 8, 2019, 2:04 am Reply

George Washington Carver. He invented the use of legumes as a way to revitalize the soil after depletion from growing cotton. He was a black man. Herewith is the Wikipedia link about him: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Carver

Kathleen Mavity

Aug 8, 2019, 3:08 am Reply

What a great job of combining three very different information-sharing techniques: the playful "dramatization," the fact sharing, and the interview. Beautiful work. And I think I'm getting hooked on your channel. Off to hit the "subscribe" button…

Zandra Bey

Aug 8, 2019, 11:49 am Reply

Great Video: Black People invented Everything computers cell phone the internet!!!((Great Video:Are We Black People? Taj Tarik Bey VS Edward X Debate 2019)

Zandra Bey

Aug 8, 2019, 12:14 pm Reply

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Sarah Martinez

Aug 8, 2019, 9:20 pm Reply

Can we talk about how black women invented rock and roll, NOT Elvis Presley 🙄

Bruce Karaus

Aug 8, 2019, 3:13 pm Reply

0:46, 2:41, 5:16 (incl Azie's look), 8:46 Too funny.

Alyssa Cymbaluk

Aug 8, 2019, 6:39 pm Reply

i haven't even watched this video yet and I know it's going to open my eyes. I did however just spend a whole 5 minutes watching the charity:water ad before the video and damn, they got me!

Andrew Fulker

Aug 8, 2019, 8:51 pm Reply

This rope bed invented in the 1800s. Was it the same as the rope bed mentioned in the ancient Greek writing, The Odyssey, about three thousand years before?

Ho Yan Law

Aug 8, 2019, 6:17 pm Reply

I'm neither black nor American but I love watching your videos. They are a good balance of fun and information and they are so well-produced! Can't wait for new ones


Aug 8, 2019, 7:26 am Reply

Prolific (should be a word on POSE)


Aug 8, 2019, 10:57 am Reply

sooooo azie is waiting for vending machines to be invented?

KD Fleming

Aug 8, 2019, 2:49 pm Reply

I really enjoyed this video!

Robbie Carter

Aug 8, 2019, 3:20 pm Reply

The US Patent Office is to date taking our inventions using tactics a lies tricks and fake rules and avioding the truth of who created the concepts I know i am a me too person when it comes to inventions taken and is my son


Sep 9, 2019, 6:09 am Reply

8 trillion dollar market literally this market dwarves entire countries GDP and not the poor ones, like most OECD countries.

Jade Damboise Rail

Sep 9, 2019, 7:30 pm Reply

I want a device that can just turn off your period for ever and ever with no health consequences.


Sep 9, 2019, 1:09 pm Reply

I got mixed feelings about this. History deserves to be remembered and I love that you guys are helping to get that out there. At the same time I don't think its good to take pride in the accomplishments of others just because they are they same race. How would you feel about white people doing that? Would you also like to be shamed for bad things people do if they are the same race? Racial pride is a double edged sword and is ultimately counter preductive if what you want is to be treated as an individual.

FIGHTFANNERD9.I’m Gay for Moonbin

Sep 9, 2019, 5:34 pm Reply

but why not in africa? how much of this is actually true ?

J Fez

Sep 9, 2019, 5:28 pm Reply

8:33 That's my dream come true. There would be no more hunger if Food Replicators were actually invented and produced because you could replicate the parts to make more food replicators. Now all we need is to find dilithium crystals to power the replicators.


Sep 9, 2019, 2:46 am Reply

Hallease and whoever was in post- need some recognition for their tight editing and timing! Makes these wonderful videos something special to watch


Sep 9, 2019, 6:47 pm Reply

I want a pause button for pets

Neeuq Amilam

Sep 9, 2019, 8:40 pm Reply

US patented was established to benefit whites, but to prevent blacks from claiming rights to inventions they created that was stolen from whites. They (racist law) made the form confusing/hard to read/understand so that blacks would give up on patented their inventions. (Some did give up!) However, decades ago some blacks could only patented their inventions if they were not a previous slave, or they had proof to show they were free for longer than a year. In the meantime whites were allowed to own their inventions without consequences, backlash, or protest. This was WRONG on all levels.
Smh! 👀😳🧐😠😬👿👹


Sep 9, 2019, 4:41 am Reply

“He was free! So Ka-ching!”
“No, he was still Ka-black!”

I laughed to hard at that.

Leon Deveraux

Sep 9, 2019, 4:34 pm Reply

That Ph.D. candidate's outfit was poppin!

Jerry Swetlow

Sep 9, 2019, 12:42 am Reply

um there were rope supporterd matrie beads back in the 1600

Liza Fitzsimmons

Sep 9, 2019, 4:54 am Reply

Jazz is the only truly American form of music, and exists 100% because of the African diaspora; polyrhythms, call and response, improvisation. I loved your video on Missy Elliott and Afrofuturism. Any chance you plan to do one on jazz?

Droopy Loopy

Sep 9, 2019, 8:26 pm Reply

truly appreciate the dedication and passion you ladies put into this craft. and a lot of people are ignorant to the fact blacks being the first slavemasters, the concept of having free labored workers originated from the melanin people!

Kim Husbands

Oct 10, 2019, 7:29 pm Reply

I want to do a patent search for a product that I would like to produce and market. And I can't afford the search until I am out of debt. So I can relate to these inventionaires.


Oct 10, 2019, 4:38 pm Reply

You gotta publish the list that you rolled at end, so we can see that better.


Oct 10, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

Not only the people on the list (warning well-read!), but also intellectual property and copyrights made in the creative arts, including entertainment, music, graphic arts and more… For example:

James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson (brothers) who wrote "Lift Every Voice and Sing", eh? 😉


Oct 10, 2019, 6:56 pm Reply

Conversations about how black people helped America advance.

White America has left the chat.

Cheryl Hawkins

Oct 10, 2019, 2:10 am Reply

My first cousin has the patent on white cranberry juice. Her name is Mrs. Adrienne Dingle Ford. I She is a chemical engineer. I am so proud of her.

jordyn b

Oct 10, 2019, 9:17 am Reply

Have you guys heard about what's going on with tasselfairy

Ntusa Kasange

Oct 10, 2019, 11:11 pm Reply

Very well documented i Love It, thank you Ladies.
Black people, just look at your self and you already know that you are amazing and what is said about you is reflection of people who can not exist without the amazingness of our existence. keep on blessing this Earth but protect yourself and liberate your mind from negativity. Peace


Oct 10, 2019, 7:27 pm Reply

For the algorithm! ☺️

Ninii Tread

Oct 10, 2019, 7:46 pm Reply

11 yr old inventor💯♥️💯

Louis Woodard jr

Oct 10, 2019, 6:06 pm Reply

BLK American’s Invention’s Real Talk,BLK American’s Are Lasting Long Lasting,Now That’s Some Fire 🔥 🔥🔥🔥 Sh*t .🤴🏾👸🏽✊🏾🗽🇺🇸🗽🇺🇸💯💯💯

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