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Melanie Willingham-Jaggers

People on the Move: Melanie Willingham-Jaggers, New Executive Director of LGBTQ Advocacy Group GLSEN

The nationwide LGBTQ+ advocacy group Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Melanie Willingham-Jaggers. They will be the first Black, nonbinary individual to lead the group in its 32-year history. Founded in 1990 by a group of educators focused on helping…

Yolanda King

13-Year-Old Granddaughter of MLK, Yolanda Renee King, Calls for ‘Work’ and ‘Action’

On what would have been the late civil rights icon’s 93rd birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.’s 13-year-old granddaughter Yolanda Renee King proudly stood in his place, speaking out to a crowd of supporters and actively calling for all of us to continue the work her grandfather started. Maya Eaglin of…

Michele C. Meyer-Shipp

People on the Move: Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, New CEO of ‘Dressed for Success Worldwide’

Dress for Success Worldwide, the global nonprofit organization designed to empower women to succeed in business by providing a network of support, professional attire and personal development tools, has announced a change in its executive leadership. Michele C. Meyer-Shipp will become the new CEO of the organization, succeeding Joi Gordon. …

Maya Angelou

US Mint Begins Distribution of Quarters Featuring Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou

Eight years after her death, acclaimed poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has landed another historic honor. She is now the first Black woman ever to appear on an official United States coin. CNN’s Sarah Fortinsky and Devan Cole reported that a new U.S. quarter featuring the late…

Timothy Leduc

American Figure Skater Timothy LeDuc Poised To Become First Nonbinary Individual To Compete at the Winter Olympics

In the coming days, Timothy LeDuc and their figure skating partner Ashley Cain-Gribble could make Olympic LGBTQ history. Jo Yurcaba of NBC News reported that on Thursday, Jan. 6, “LeDuc, who uses gender-neutral pronouns, and their partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble, will compete in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships with the hope…