Tag: Black-History

Ketanji Brown Jackson

President Biden Working To Double Number of Black Women Serving as Appeals Court Judges

President Biden’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive government are continuing beyond his picks for Cabinet and military leadership as he sets his sights on expanding the appointment of Black women on more local courts. According to John Fritze and Ledyard King of USA Today, Biden is poised “to…

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Fortune 500 List 2021 Includes Record Number of Black Women and Female CEOs

When Fortune magazine announced its annual Fortune 500 list ranking the 500 largest United States corporations by total revenue last week, there were a couple of notable and historic inclusions. The list contained more female CEOs — particularly Black female CEOs — than ever before. Taylor Dunn of ABC News…

Arlington House

Former Virginia Mansion of Robert E. Lee Reopens With a Focus on the Enslaved Lives Who Once Lived There

When the historic Washington D.C. landmark Arlington House closed in 2018 for refurbishment, no one could have guessed it would be three full years before it welcomed its next group of visitors. When the National Park Service finally reopened those doors to the public on Tuesday, June 8, it wasn’t…

Katherine Johnson at NASA

Virginia School Named After Confederate Soldier Will Now Be Renamed To Honor NASA’s Legendary Black Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Sidney Lanier Middle School in Fairfax County will no longer be named after the private who served in the Confederate army. On Friday, June 4, the school announced it will now be known as Katherine Johnson Middle School — the Black NASA mathematician who, along with three other Black women,…

Michael Jordan

NBA Legend Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to Atlanta’s Morehouse College as Part of His ‘Black Community Commitment’ Program 

Basketball great Michael Jordan is adding to his legacy outside the court. In February, the former Chicago Bulls star donated $10 million to help launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown in North Carolina. And now he’s announced another million-dollar donation — only this time it centers…

Karine Jean-Pierre

Karine Jean-Pierre Becomes First Out LGBTQ Person — and First Black Woman in 30 Years — to Host Daily White House Press Briefing

White House principal deputy press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made history on May 26, becoming just the second Black woman and the first openly LGBTQ individual to lead a daily White House press briefing. CNN’s Allie Malloy and Caroline Kelly reported that “Judy Smith, who was a deputy press secretary under…

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…