It seems as if Stephanie Johnson doesn’t know how to not make history. 20 years ago, she became the first Black female pilot for Northwest Airlines. In 2016, she became the first Black female captain for Delta Airlines.
Savannah State University has become the first historically Black college or university to win the National Cheerleading Award.
If you can get a dinner for two delivered to your house once a week there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to open your door and find a box filled with the spirit of women of color such as Angela Davis, Frida Kahlo and Assata Shakur.
To fill that need, two Brooklynites, Brittany Brathwaite and Mickey Ferrera, created The Homegirl Box, which will be released quarterly and deliver four to five items of clothing, wellness and a convenient lesson on the legacy of the woman that specific box is inspired by.
12-year-old Marley Dias continues to impress and make us all wish we would’ve done more with our childhood.
After demanding more diversity in school reading lists, Dias’ #1000BlackGirlBooks took off. The effort saw more than 8,000 donations and resulted in books being donated by the GrassROOTS Community Foundation to far more schools than originally anticipated.
As if that weren’t already enough to put on an amazing college application one day, Scholastic has announced that it will be publishing a book penned by Dias to teach kids and teenagers the basics of activism and using their platforms to spark change.
Despite literally forging the minds of our future, educators aren’t thanked nearly as much as they should be. Not only do they fill their students with academic knowledge, but they often play a significant role on their daily lives. Which is why having teachers students can see themselves in is crucial.
The Harvard Law Review has elected Imelme Umana as its first Black woman president. This achievement puts Umana in a very elite group as the first Black American president of the Harvard Law Review later went on to become the first Black President of the United States.
Washington D.C. was full to the brim of people with conflicting opinions of Donald Trump. Plenty of his supporters were in town, even if there weren’t nearly as many as projected, and hundreds of thousands of protestors showed up the next day for the Women’s March.
With all of these differing viewpoints focused in one place, one would expect to mostly hear stories about them coming to blows. But a Trump supporter from Texas extended an olive branch that many hope can be the first of many.
Rep. John Lewis is the latest target of President-elect Trump’s Twitter wrath after calling out his legitimacy as commander-in-chief. Now that the dust has settled, it looks like Lewis’ legacy as a Civil Rights icon is still firmly in place, if not stronger, following his public scuffle with America’s next president.
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to read a book a week or once per month. And, if you are anything like me, you want those books to come from Black authors. Now, a company called Noir Reads is making meeting those goals all the more possible by delivering books from the Black Diaspora to subscribers for a small monthly or quarterly fee.