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Ketanji Brown Jackson Officially Sworn In As First Black Woman On Supreme Court Bench

At a time when many political decisions of the highest order are left in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court (ex: overturning of Roe v. Wade), now is more important than ever to have a sense of allyship with those on the bench. Today… Continue Reading “Ketanji Brown Jackson Officially Sworn In As First Black Woman On Supreme Court Bench”

19-Year-Old Will Be Youngest African American To Graduate Law School In U.S. History

Black girl magic is a very real thing, and everyday there’s a beautiful sister out there proving that statement to be 100% fact. The latest queen to become a shining example of the glow is a young woman by the name of Haley Taylor… Continue Reading “19-Year-Old Will Be Youngest African American To Graduate Law School In U.S. History”

Ketanji Brown Jackson Gets Full Confirmation As First Black Female U.S. Supreme Court Judge

After weeks of anticipation and an intense Senate hearing, Ketanji Brown Jackson has officially been confirmed to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Judge. The historic vote makes her the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in America. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK.… Continue Reading “Ketanji Brown Jackson Gets Full Confirmation As First Black Female U.S. Supreme Court Judge”

Former Editor Becomes First Black Woman Explorer On ‘National Geographic’ After Quitting To Uncover Slave Ships

For the last week of Black History Month we have an amazing story of Black excellence to share with you all, centered around one of our former sisters in media that put the pen down in pursuit of discovering a long lost chapter in… Continue Reading “Former Editor Becomes First Black Woman Explorer On ‘National Geographic’ After Quitting To Uncover Slave Ships”

It Be Your Own People: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS Nom Gets Disapproval From Black Federal Judge

When Issa Rae was famously quoted during the 2017 Emmy Awards as saying, “I’m rooting for everybody Black,” melanated folks from all walks of life could literally relate to her declaration of cultural support for one another. Unfortunately, not all skin-folk agree with the… Continue Reading “It Be Your Own People: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS Nom Gets Disapproval From Black Federal Judge”

Rachael Rollins Becomes 1st Black Woman Appointed As United States Attorney For Massachusetts

After securing a nomination for the role by President Joe Biden last summer, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins rose in the ranks today to officially become U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and the first Black women to ever occupy the title. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW… Continue Reading “Rachael Rollins Becomes 1st Black Woman Appointed As United States Attorney For Massachusetts”

Black Woman Who Received First COVID-19 Shot In US Now A Vaccine Activist

She became a vaccine celebrity by accident. Since being hailed as the first person in the United States to get a COVID-19 vaccine, New York nurse Sandra Lindsay has become a prominent face in the country’s biggest-ever vaccination campaign. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US… Continue Reading “Black Woman Who Received First COVID-19 Shot In US Now A Vaccine Activist”

Keechant Sewell To Be 1st Woman, 3rd Black Person To Lead NYC Police

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams named Keechant Sewell, a Long Island police official, as the city’s next police commissioner, making her the first woman to lead the nation’s largest police force. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO… Continue Reading “Keechant Sewell To Be 1st Woman, 3rd Black Person To Lead NYC Police”

Biden Names Women Of Color To Lead White House Budget Office

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he is nominating Shalanda Young to lead the White House budget office and Nani Coloretti to serve as Young’s deputy. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. If confirmed by the Senate, Young would be the… Continue Reading “Biden Names Women Of Color To Lead White House Budget Office”