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NASA Plans to Land First Person of Color and First Woman on Moon by 2024

The last manned mission to the moon took place in 1972. Forty-nine years after the Apollo program, NASA is once again talking about lunar space exploration — this time, it will have a focus on diversity and inclusion. Ashley Strickland of CNN has reported that NASA’s newly launched space program,…

Tishaura Jones

Tishaura Jones Becomes Mayor of St. Louis, Joins Growing Number of Black Female Mayors Leading a Major American City

More and more Black women are becoming mayors of large American cities. Tishaura Jones has become the latest in a string of recent women candidates advancing to the top of city leadership. With her win on April 6, Jones becomes the first-ever Black woman mayor of St. Louis. Formerly the…

Park Cannon

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Park Cannon, Georgia Representative Arrested For Protesting State’s New Racist Voter Restriction Laws

Reaction to Georgia’s restrictive and anti-Black voter disenfranchisement policies continues to stir up controversy. Major League Baseball pulled their wildly popular 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta and moved it to Denver to show their disappointment with the decision. Georgia-based companies like Delta and Coca-Cola have also announced their disapproval of…

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Black Executives From 26 Major Companies Unite to Create ‘Black Executive CMO Alliance’ 

In a new effort to help champion diversity at the corporate leadership level, Black executives from 26 different leading companies have joined together to form the Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA). In a statement announcing the formation of the Alliance, BECA’s founder Jerri DeVard said “The vision for BECA was…

Shirley Chisholm

Legislators Push for a Capitol Hill Statue of Shirley Chisholm, the First Black Woman Elected To Congress

In a city filled with literally hundreds of statues of Presidents, Congresspeople, historical figures and politicians, there is only one full-length statue of a Black woman: Rosa Parks. But now, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke of New York is pushing for another Black woman to be memorialized with a piece of…

Black girls in school

The Ending PUSHOUT Act: Rep. Ayanna Pressley Introduces House Legislation to Fight Against Biased Treatment Impacting Girls of Color in Schools

Even at a young age, Black girls attending school are up to seven times more likely to be punished or suspended than their white counterparts. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts has introduced legislation to the House of Representatives to prevent and end this biased and disproportionate punishment. Ko Bragg of…

Rachel Levine

Rachel Levine Becomes First Trans Individual Confirmed to Cabinet-Level Position in US History

With her confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Rachel Levine has made LGBTQ history, becoming the first-ever transgender person in history confirmed to a Cabinet-level government position. Dr. Levine was approved by the Senate with a vote of 52 to 48. In a statement following the…