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
Now is a good time to work for the United States federal government and USA Jobs, the primary portal for federal job seekers, has launched a streamlined application service for college students and recent graduates called Pathways to better assist them with finding government work.
Continue reading 10 Reasons to work for the government
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