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Dr. Olivette Otele Becomes The UK's First Black Woman History Professor

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Dr. Olivette Otele Becomes The UK's First Black Woman History Professor

Bath Spa University recently named historian Dr. Olivette Otele as the university’s first Black woman professor of history at their Newton Park on Duchy of Cornwall campus. The appointment also makes Dr. Otele the country's first Black woman history professor. Cameroon-born Otele attended school in France at the Universite La Sorbonne in Paris where she earned her first degree in literature and history. She later went on to complete a Master of Advanced Study and ultimately her Ph.D. She was already teaching in the UK and even co-authored a book and numerous publications. Otele also holds numerous professional organizational memberships,...

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University Of Central Florida Names Its First African American Woman Provost

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University Of Central Florida Names Its First African American Woman Provost

Photo: University of Central Florida For the first time since opening its doors in 1968, the University of Central Florida has its first African American and first woman provost, Elizabeth Dooley, reports the Sun Sentinel. Dooley, 61, was officially promoted to provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs last month after serving as interim provost since April. Before then, she worked at UCF as the vice provost for teaching and learning and the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies. Prior to coming to UCF in 2015, Dooley spent 25 years at West Virginia University. While there, she worked as...

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Colin Kaepernick Scores Seven-Figure Book Deal

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Colin Kaepernick Scores Seven-Figure Book Deal

  Photo credit: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty There might be a Colin Kaepernick book on the horizon. According to an exclusive report by Page Six of the New York Post, the activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has scored just over a $1 million dollar book deal with Random House Imprint One World. Further details about the project have not yet been disclosed, but here's what we know: Kaepernick has quite an inspiring story to tell. Since starting his protest against social injustice by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem last year, Kaepernick has pledged...

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What the National Museum of African American History and Culture means to Olympic Champion, Simone Manuel

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What the National Museum of African American History and Culture means to Olympic Champion, Simone Manuel

"This space allows all Americans to understand where we came from, how we got here, and how we can move forward. We are better today because of all the heroes in American History, and it is a blessing to be able to pay homage to our past in order to inspire us all for the better. As we strive to honor our rich heritage and history, I am one of I'm sure many who will continue to strive to make a difference to help heal the past and build a brighter future. So thank you to my heroes for being...

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Chicago Politician Toni Preckwinkle Announces Bid To Become City’s First Black Woman Mayor

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Chicago Politician Toni Preckwinkle Announces Bid To Become City’s First Black Woman Mayor

Photo credit: Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune Following Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek another term as Chicago's mayor, politician Toni Preckwinkle has announced her bid for the city’s top job. If she wins, she will become Chicago’s first African American female mayor. Preckwinkle made her recent announcement at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, which is the same location that the city's first Black mayor, Harold Washington, announced his run for the position in 1982. Former President Barack Obama also announced his 1996 state Senate bid at the same hotel. "I can't think of no better place," the Chicago Tribune...

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