Fisk University and Talladega College Gymnastics Teams Compete in Historic Meet

History was made at the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center during Equality Night as Fisk University and Talladega College participated in the first-ever gymnastics meet featuring two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Meet Day for your Bulldogs 🐶💙 📍: Gainesville, FL🏟: O’Dome ⏰: 7PM EST 🆚: Florida, Talladega & George Washington📺: SEC […]

Lucy McBath, Mother Of Jordan Davis, Wins Georgia Congressional Race

Photo via: Lucy McBath On Thursday morning, gun-control activist Lucy McBath was officially declared the winner in Georgia’s 6th congressional district race, reports The New York Times. The victory comes six years after her son Jordan Davis was fatally shot by a white man during an argument over loud music at a Florida gas station […]

Meaza Ashenafi Sworn In As Ethiopia’s First Woman Supreme Court Chief

Photo credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Right on the heels of Sahle-Work Zewde becoming Ethiopia’s first modern-era woman president, another Ethiopian woman has achieved yet another significant milestone by being sworn in as the first woman to head the country’s Supreme Court. Meaza Ashenafi was sworn in last week by Ethiopia’s parliament after being unanimously approved. […]

Iowa National Guard Appoints First African American Sergeant Major

Photo by: Sgt. Tawny Schmit First Sergeant Jeffrey Lewis just made history as the first African American to be promoted to Sergeant Major in the Iowa Army National Guard. The 54-year-old began his military career with the Iowa National Guard in 1981 when he was enlisted as a combat medic, reports Des Moines Register. “As […]

Here’s the barbershop that has a literacy program for their child customers

At the Fuller Cut barbershop in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the barbers encourage their child customers to do two things while sitting in their chair: pick out a book and read aloud. Barber Ryan Griffin brought the idea of a literacy program to the Fuller Cut barbershop after becoming inspired by a similar program in Harlem, New […]

Meet King Robby

Meet Robby from Ferguson, MO. When we referred to him as King Robby, he told us that he liked “King Royal Robby” better. We met Robby during our visit with the 3rd graders at his school. When I asked Robby if he liked the Because of Them We Can book, he said it was “Amazing”… […]

Hampton University Is The First HBCU To Add A Varsity Women’s Triathlon Team

Photo via: Hampton University Last week, Hampton University stakeholders announced a new collaboration with USA Triathlon to add women’s triathlon to their roster of varsity sports. With this announcement, Hampton “becomes the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to participate in the sport on a varsity level, reports Hampton University News. Hampton received a […]

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