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Angel Jackson Makes History as Second HBCU Player to Be Drafted in 20 Years

Angel Jackson Makes History as Second HBCU Player to Be Drafted in 20 Years (Photo credit: Twitter)

Angel Jackson was just drafted into the WNBA, and she’s already making history! Jackson was the second-ever player from an HBCU to be drafted by the WNBA, Black Enterprise reports. The 6-foot-6 center from Jackson State University in Mississippi was picked No. 36 in the third round by the back-to-back champion Las Vegas Aces during […]

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 […]

Dawn Staley Becomes First Black Coach to Win Three D1 Basketball Titles

She has cemented her place in history! According to Andscape, Dawn Staley, head coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks women’s basketball team, saw a dominant win over the University of Iowa in the NCAA championship game. The victory secured her team’s undefeated season and her own third national title – a feat that […]

‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ to Be Inducted into GRAMMY Hall of Fame

This classic album has garnered three decades of accolades! On February 24, 1998, Lauryn Hill made history at the 41st annual GRAMMY awards, setting the record for the most nominations for a female artist in one night with 10 nominations. Hill was the first woman to take home five trophies in one night including Best […]

6 Black History Lessons We Learned From Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’

Rodeo season is in full effect! Beyoncé just released her highly anticipated album, “Cowboy Carter.” It’s Act II of a three-part project and the icon’s eighth solo album. Showcasing the depth of country music, the album pays homage to its Black roots while fusing a blend of sounds, including R&B, rap, and contemporary country. Here […]

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