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Indigenous Peoples Day

President Biden and the White House Officially Mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the First Time Ever

The first celebrations of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the U.S. took place more than 40 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2021 that the White House officially marked the important day. CNN’s Donald Judd reported that ahead of the official designation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 11, President Joe…

Bruce Lee

Florida County Named After Gen. Robert E. Lee Could Soon Be Renamed in Honor of Bruce Lee

Organizers in Lee County, Florida, are attempting to “rebrand” the place they call home originally named after notorious and racist Confederate General Robert E. Lee to now honor actor, martial artist and cultural icon Bruce Lee.  Kynala Phillips of NBC News has reported that “in an effort to ‘eradicate’ racism…

Engineer Marian Croak and ophthalmologist Patricia Bath

Engineer Marian Croak and Ophthalmologist Patricia Bath Will Become First Black Women Inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame

Over 600 inventors have been inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) since the Ohio-based organization was founded in 1973. While there have never been any Black women inducted into the group, that will soon be changing. NPR’s Rachel Treisman has reported that engineer Marian Croak and the…

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer To Have His Opera Performed at Metropolitan Opera House

When the opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones premieres at Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 27, the performance will make history. It will be the first-ever opera composed by a Black musician to be performed at the historic and world-renowned New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in…

Michelle Wu

After 200 Years of White Men, a Woman of Color Is Guaranteed To Be Elected As the Next Mayor of Boston in Upcoming Election

Come November, Boston will be electing its first female mayor of color in the city’s nearly 200-year history. Who that mayor will be, however, remains to be determined by residents of the city in the upcoming election that features two women of color going head to head against each other…

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Marlon Reis

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Weds, Becoming First Sitting Governor in US History To Take Part in Same-Sex Ceremony

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis continues to make LGBTQ political history. In 2008, he became the first openly gay man ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. A decade later, he became the first openly gay man elected to the position of state governor. And now, with his marriage to…