Remembering Faith Ringgold, Pioneering Black Quilt Artist and Author

Faith Ringgold, Pioneering Black Quilt Artist and Author (Photo Credit: Wisconsin Public Radio)

Faith Ringgold, an artist best known for her quilts depicting the Black American experience, died on April 13 at her home in Englewood, New Jersey. She was 93. “Faith leaves behind an impactful legacy of activism and advocacy for diversity and inclusion that has left a lasting mark on the art world, inspiring countless others […]

Mielle Organics Founder Monique Rodriguez to Launch Investment Fund

She’s set her sights on a new goal!  Monique Rodriguez, the entrepreneur behind the successful haircare brand Mielle Organics, is embarking on a new venture: launching her own investment fund, according to Inc. This comes roughly a year after selling Mielle Organics to consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble.  Details on the fund, including its […]

LSU Star Angel Reese Gets Drafted No.7 Pick for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky

Let’s go, Angel! The 2024 WNBA Draft brought forth a wave of new talent, but one name stood out among the rest: Angel Reese. With a blend of athleticism, skill, and determination, Reese has emerged as a rising star in the next generation of women’s basketball. Tonight, Reese was drafted as the No. 7 pick […]

Meet Ayanna Woods, the Chicago Native Making Waves in Classical Music

In the symphony of her life, she has found her rhythm early on.  Today, at 31 years old, Woods is celebrated as one of the most promising composers of her generation, her works performed by esteemed ensembles such as The Crossing, Chanticleer, and Third Coast Percussion. As detailed in the Chicago Sun Times, her recent […]

Viral TikTok Star JaBria Makes Acting Debut on ‘Abbott Elementary’

We are so happy for our internet niece! TikTok star La’Ron Hines first burst onto the scene during the pandemic with his viral videos profiling his parent’s preschool students. Hines would regularly sit down with the students for his “Are You Smarter Than A Preschooler?” series during his trips back home to Mississippi. The initial […]

Celebrating Dr. Johnnetta Cole, the First Black Woman President of Spelman College

She is a true pioneer in academia! Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole. The name itself evokes a legacy of leadership, scholarship, and a deep commitment to empowering others. A true trailblazer in every sense of the word, Dr. Cole has shattered glass ceilings throughout her career, most notably as the first African American woman to serve […]

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