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26-Year-Old Entrepreneur Makes History As Owner Of First Black Woman-Owned Tequila Brand In Texas

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26-Year-Old Entrepreneur Makes History As Owner Of First Black Woman-Owned Tequila Brand In Texas

She's calling the shots! A 26-year-old Texas entrepreneur is making history as the first Black woman to own a tequila brand, Black Enterprise reports. Rikki Kelly owns "Ego Tequila," a brand she started solely based on her love for the popular drink. Now at age 26, Kelly is the first Black woman tequila founder in the entire state of Texas and the third in the nation. The brand boasts a reasonable market price at less than $30 for a 750 ml size of Blanco and is 40% alcohol. The name of her brand was inspired by the alter ego you're sure to get when drinking...

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Tamyra Mensah-Stock Makes History As First Black American Woman Wrestler To Win An Olympic Gold Medal

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Tamyra Mensah-Stock Makes History As First Black American Woman Wrestler To Win An Olympic Gold Medal

She's the best! Tamyra Mensah-Stock just made history as the first Black American wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal, AP News reports. Mensah-Stock is the No.1 seed, defeating Japan's Sara Dosho, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist, in the first round, China's Feng Zhao in the quarterfinals, and Ukraine's Alla Cherkasova in the semifinal. She then defeated Nigeria's Blessing Oborududu in the final, coming out victorious 4-1 and making history as the first American Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in wrestling and the second American overall.  🇺🇸 You can just tell how hard she has worked for that #Gold...

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NFL’s First Black Lineman Is Being Inducted Into The Hall of Fame More Than Five Decades After His Death

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NFL’s First Black Lineman Is Being Inducted Into The Hall of Fame More Than Five Decades After His Death

He’s always been a Hall of Famer; now it’s official! The NFL’s first Black lineman, Duke Slater, is being inducted into the Hall of Fame more than five decades after his death, AZCentral reports. Slater grew up in Clinton, Iowa, working cutting ice on the Mississippi River during the winter and taking an interest in football at an early age. He convinced his father to let him play by staging a hunger strike. His father eventually conceded, making Slater choose between buying shoes or a helmet due to the family’s finances. The 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, size 14 ½ wisely chose shoes, playing...

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She Is The First Black Woman To Be Elected President of Florida’s Broward County Bar Association

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She Is The First Black Woman To Be Elected President of Florida’s Broward County Bar Association

She’s the perfect woman for the job! Alison Smith is making history as the first Black woman to be elected president of Florida’s Broward County Bar Association (BCBA) in its near 100-year-history, the Jamaica Observer reports.  Smith was born in New York and raised in Jamaica since she was a month old. In 1996, Smith migrated back to the United States, going to law school and becoming valedictorian at Nova Southeastern University. She graduated magna cum laude from the Shepard Broad College of Law at the university, working her way up as attorney.  Due to her hard work she became the first...

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Louisville Brothers Open The First Black-Owned Bourbon Distillery In Kentucky

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Louisville Brothers Open The First Black-Owned Bourbon Distillery In Kentucky

They’ve come back to make a difference! A group of Louisville brothers just opened the first Black-owned bourbon distillery in the state of Kentucky, WKYT reports.  Bryson, Chris, and Victor Yarborough were born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, eventually leaving the city to serve in the U.S. Army and travel the world. When the brothers decided they wanted to start a business, the trio knew they had to come back home if they were going to leave their mark. “If we’re going to come back to start a business, we’re coming back to this area. We believe we have something of value...

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