Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate who narrowly lost the race for Georgia governor in 2018, will deliver the Democrats’ rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union address Feb. 5. Continue reading Who is Stacey Abrams?
Charles Young was born into slavery in a two-room log cabin in Mays Lick, Ky., on March 12, 1864. His father Gabriel later fled to freedom and in 1865 enlisted as a private in the 5th Regiment, U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery. His father’s enhanced status as a “Grand Army man” impressed Charles as he grew up in Ripley, Ohio. Continue reading First Black Colonel: Charles Young
Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president on Monday, joining an increasingly crowded and diverse field in what promises to be a wide-open nomination process. Continue reading Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Presidential Field
‘Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr.’
This newly opened photography exhibition features images of Dr. King’s Gandhi-inspired pilgrimage to India in 1959 and the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in which he was honored for his nonviolent crusade against racism. Continue reading Martin Luther King Day: 4 Ways to Honor His Legacy
The 32-year-old registered nurse is one of three Democrats from Illinois sworn in to the House on Thursday. Continue reading Lauren Underwood is the youngest black woman to serve in Congress
This “hidden figure” is finally getting her due praise.
A “hidden figure” in the development of GPS technology has officially been honored for her work. Continue reading Dr. Gladys West, Who Helped Develop The GPS, Inducted Into Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame
Recently, CBC Member Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08) was elected chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC-06) was elected Majority Whip, making it the first time in history that two African Americans will hold top leadership positions in Congress at the same time.
Continue reading For the First Time in History, Two African Americans will Hold Top Leadership Positions in Congress at the Same Time
Wilfred DeFour, who served with the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, was found dead Saturday in New York. He was 100. Continue reading Wilfred DeFour, 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman, dies
Hooker was the first Black woman to enlist in the U.S Coast Guard. Continue reading Dr. Olivia Hooker, One Of The Last Survivors Of The Tulsa Race Riots, Dies At 103
While many Democrats were disappointed with Beto O’Rourke’s loss, the state saw a small wave sweep through on the local level, including these 19 black women judges. Continue reading 19 Black Women Just Became Judges In Texas After Winning In The Midterm Elections
Sahle-Work Zewde made history Thursday by becoming the first female head of state in modern Ethiopia. The experienced diplomat was elected unanimously by Ethiopia’s Federal Parliamentary Assembly and becomes the only African female head of state currently — serving the continent’s second-most populous country, to boot.
Continue reading Ethiopia selects Sahle-Work Zewde as its first female president