Tag: History

Nellie Bly

Women’s History Month Profile: Nellie Bly, World Traveler and Investigative Journalist

During Women’s History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of female innovators and history makers who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures. Related Story: Women’s History Month Profiles: Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, Inventor Born: May 5, 1864 in…

Althea Gibson

Women’s History Month Profile: Althea Gibson, Professional Tennis Player

During Women’s History Month, DiversityInc is honoring a series of woman innovators and history makers who are often overlooked in mainstream media coverage and history books. Check back throughout March to learn about more important figures. Born: August 25, 1927 Clarendon County, South Carolina Died: September 28, 2003 East Orange, New Jersey…

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‘Decolonizing Wealth:’ Edgar Villanueva Discusses How Money Can Heal Native American Communities

Edgar Villanueva is an expert on philanthropy and a member of the Lumbee Native American Tribe in North Carolina. After spending years in the institutional philanthropic sector, he wrote “Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance,” which looks into how money — which has often been used…

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Former Police Officer Charles Anderson Says Racist Items in His Home Were Part of ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ and History Collections

Now-fired Muskegon, Mich., police officer Charles Anderson has an excuse for having Confederate flags displayed throughout his home and a Ku Klux Klan application hanging on his bedroom wall: He’s simply a history buff and a fan of the ’80s TV show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Related Story: Charles Anderson,…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Tennessee State University President Dr. Glenda Glover Discusses Sustaining HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were born out of necessity and have helped Black students achieve greatness and contribute to innovation worldwide. HBCUs have positive social and economic impacts for their communities. They generate a total of $14.8 billion for their local and regional economies and create over 134,000…

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Mario Wood’s Execution Led To Colin Kaepernick’s Activism

In a candid interview with Paper Magazine, former San Francisco 49ers superstar Colin Kaepernick disclosed what sparked his activism against injustice, racism, and police brutality. According to the magazine, the caveat which ushered him further into activism was Mario Woods’ execution by officers in the San Francisco Police Department in…