Tag: diversity champion

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…

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…

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…