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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…

Emmett Till

Second Probe Into Emmett Till Murder Closed After Investigators Fail To Prove Key Witness in Case Lied to Police

The long, tragic tale of Emmett Till, whose murder became one of the leading factors in creating the modern civil rights movement, continues with apparently no end in sight. CNN’s Laura Jarrett reported that “the Justice Department has officially closed its investigation into the infamous killing of Emmett Till for…

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins

NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Will Become the First Black Woman To Board the International Space Station

Jessica Watkins is set to make history next year. When NASA’s Crew-4 mission launches in 2022, she will become one of a handful of Black astronauts ever to circle the planet and the first Black woman ever to join the International Space Station crew to live and work onboard the…

Ji-Young, the first Asian American muppet

Sesame Street Introduces First-Ever Asian American Character, Ji-Young

As part of its continuing quest to create a diverse and inclusive environment for children, beloved PBS franchise Sesame Street introduced its first Black family (father and son Wes and Elijah Walker) earlier this year. And now, Sesame Street will soon be even more diverse and inclusive with the introduction…

Harvard University

Harvard Crimson, Nation’s Oldest College Newspaper, Appoints Raquel Coronell Uribe As Its First-Ever Latinx President

At nearly 150 years of age, The Harvard Crimson is the oldest college newspaper in the United States. And now, the storied publication has broken another historic and inclusive milestone, naming its first-ever Hispanic president: Raquel Coronell Uribe. Nicole Acevedo of NBC News reported that Uribe, a student at the…