On June 30, 1967, the U.S. Air Force selected the first African-American astronaut, Major Robert Lawrence, to train for a highly secretive mission to spy on the Soviet Union from space. Continue reading Remembering Robert Lawrence, The First African-American Astronaut
Georgia Democrats selected the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States on Tuesday, choosing Stacey Abrams, a liberal former State House leader, who will test just how much the state’s traditionally conservative politics are shifting. Continue reading Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor, Making History
It’s only fitting that the first week of U.S. National Poetry Month in April coincides with what would have been the 90th birthday of the poet Maya Angelou, who died May 28, 2014, at the age of 86. Continue reading 5 Things to Know About Maya Angelou’s Complicated, Meaningful Life
South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela.
The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years – were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades.
Continue reading Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81
Linda Brown was the young girl at the center of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that would end legal school segregation. Continue reading Linda Brown, Center Of Brown v. Board Of Education, Dies At 76
The NOBLE Center for Excellence will serve as an official Community Policing Certification e-learning (CEU-POST) state of the art content hub for Law Enforcement Officers from across the globe to enhance building relationships between law enforcement and the community. Continue reading NOBLE Center for Excellence
The first African-American woman in space discusses her agricultural science initiative. Continue reading Mae Jemison: Diversity In STEM Isn’t A Nicety, It’s A Necessity
In 1968, when graduating from the Connecticut State Police academy, Louise Smith had no idea she was making history. Continue reading First ever African American female state trooper pushes for more women in uniform
Dr. Olivia J. Hooker is the kind of person who’ll credit everyone else for her lifetime of achievements before she credits herself. Continue reading The Living Legacy of Dr. Olivia J. Hooker
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services to present the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra in 2018 Continue reading Sphinx Organization Secures Exclusive Corporate Support of All-Black and –Latino Orchestra
By Santura Pegram
It was once said that boxing great Muhammad Ali believed parents should be very careful when considering the name of their newborn child(ren), because that name will follow the child throughout their lifetime and often serve as an introduction to an unfairly judgmental world.
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There is no denying that African-Americans have had a complex relationship with the Los Angeles Police Department throughout its 149-year existence. Continue reading 1st African-American Female LAPD Captain Continues to Serve Community