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CurlCap Becomes First Black Woman-Owned Apparel Company To Sell Licensed Disney Merchandise

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CurlCap Becomes First Black Woman-Owned Apparel Company To Sell Licensed Disney Merchandise

The hats are one of the top selling items on Amazon! CurlCap is making history as the first Black woman-owned apparel company to sell licensed Disney merchandise, WFLA reports. Britney Crowell is the founder and CEO of CurlCap, an apparel company that sells satin-lined backless hats. Crowell came up with the design while trying to find a way for people with natural, thick hairstyles to fit their hair into a protective hat that was stylish. “I had psoriasis for a while. It was so abrupt. I was taking a shower and washing my hair. It was shedding so bad, no...

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Names Its First Black Woman President

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Names Its First Black Woman President

She’s the current president of a Texas HBCU! The Indianapolis Museum of Art has announced the first Black woman president in its 159-year-history, ARTnews reports. Colette Pierce Burnette is a former tech professional who currently serves as president of Huston-Tillotson (HT) University, a historically Black college in Austin, Texas. There she has been a champion for education and received honors in 2021 for her work as co-chair of the mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities. Now she will be leaving her role at HT to serve as the new president and chief executive of the Indianapolis Museum...

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Husband And Wife Team Create First Black-Owned Animation Network

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Husband And Wife Team Create First Black-Owned Animation Network

They’re taking submissions! A husband-and-wife duo has created the first Black-owned animation network currently set to launch this summer, PR Newswire reports. Jermaine and Whaketa Hargrove are the creators of Animation TV, a streaming platform focused on promoting diversity in the animation space. The Hargroves hope to expose people to all facets of animation culture, providing a subscription option and linear channel model for viewers. Animation TV has teamed up with Small Town Animation Studios to produce original content like Gumshe: The Type 1 Protector, a film about a diabetic superhero, The Sunday Schoolers, a faith-based program, Welcome to Gamerville, Animate My Life,...

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Judge Carlton Reeves Could Become The First Black Chair Of U.S. Sentencing Commission

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Judge Carlton Reeves Could Become The First Black Chair Of U.S. Sentencing Commission

They’re working to get the commission back up and running! Mississippi Judge Carlton Reeves has been nominated by President Joe Biden to become the first Black chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Mississippi Today reports. Reeves is the U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi. A veteran on the bench, Reeves previously served as a private practice lawyer, a Mississippi Supreme Court clerk, and as chief of the civil division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi. Now he has been nominated by President Biden to serve as chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission....

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Judge Lisa Holder White Named First Black Woman On Illinois Supreme Court

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Judge Lisa Holder White Named First Black Woman On Illinois Supreme Court

This isn’t her first time making history! Judge Lisa Holder White has just been named as the first Black woman on the Illinois Supreme Court, The State Journal-Register reports. Holder White holds degrees from Lewis University and the University of Illinois College of Law. A member of the Illinois Supreme Court Judicial Conference Committee on Education, the veteran judge has worked to provide professional development and continuing education for Illinois state judges. She serves as a member of the Decatur Bar Association, Illinois Judges Association, Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association and the University of Illinois College of Law Leadership Project....

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