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City of Charlotte, NC Welcomes Its First Ever Black Female Mayor

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Vi Lyles has just made history as the first Black woman mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. She ran an aggressive campaign, and her victory was confirmed by local and national news outlets on November 8th.... Read full article

NFL Owners Will Be Deposed, Asked to Turn Over Cellphone Records and Emails in Colin Kaepernick case

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Well, well, well. Things just got deliciously messy over at the NFL. It seems that if there was ever anything lurking in the dark underbelly of the organization (and I know we all believe that there is; it’s just a matter of details at this point), i... Read full article

Beyonce to Star as Nala in Disney’s New “Lion King” Film

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Beyonce to Star in Disney’s New “Lion King” Film — Also Starring James Earl Jones, Alfre Woodard, Chiwetel Ejiofor and More!... Read full article

NASA Dedicates Building To Hidden Figures Heroine Katherine Johnson

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When NASA’s Langley Research Center built its newest, state-of-the-art research facility in Hampton, Virginia it was only right that they named it after Katherine Johnson, the NASA engineer and subject of the film Hidden Figures.... Read full article

'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

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In 1948, Atlanta added eight black men to its police force. This was at a time when, as author Thomas Mullen explains, a 1947 Newsweek article "estimated that one-quarter of Atlanta policemen were, in fact, members of the Ku Klux Klan."... Read full article

The mental Queen: Black woman to head Psychiatric Association

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Dr. Altha Stewart, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, was elected to head The American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Stewart, rocking a silver natural hairstyle, will now lead more than 35k members... Read full article

Delta’s first Black female pilot

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Throughout February, Delta has highlighted employees who have made their mark as African-American pioneers in a series called “Delta’s Very Own Heroes.” The first spotlight is on Detroit-based pilot Capt. Stephanie Johnson.... Read full article

After more than a century, Harvard Law Review elects first Black woman

by KATHARINE Q. SEELYE on

ImeIme (pronounced “Ah-MAY-may”) Umana, 24, the third-oldest of four daughters of Nigerian immigrants, was elected on Jan. 29 by the review’s 92 student editors as the president of its 131st volume, Harvard Law Review.... Read full article

First Ever Black Woman-Owned Lexus Dealership

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Men have dominated the car dealership industry for years, and it has always been rare to see a woman owning a car dealership - especially rare a woman of color. Ellenae's career in the auto industry began way back in 1968... Read full article

11 Jobs You Don’t Know Pay $100k or More

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While some are trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents, others are looking for a roadmap to six figures. And Glassdoor.com has now provided one; the growing job recruitment site that helps people everywhere find jobs and companies they love recently ... Read full article

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