Moving Forward

Jemison Among Lego’s ‘Women of NASA’ Play Set

Lego has a new set that originated by a member of its Lego Ideas fan-sourced creation platform: The Women of NASA, a package that includes NASA pioneers Nancy Grace Roman, Margeret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jamison, as well as ...
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Ruth Simmons Named Sole Finalist for President of Prairie View A&M University

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has named Ruth J. Simmons as the sole finalist for the position of President of Prairie View A&M University.
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FBI Warns of New Threat of ‘Black Identity Extremism’

The FBI has declared that “black identity extremism” is a violent threat in the US according to a leaked report.
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Standing with Jemele Hill Is Standing On The Side of Right

Two weeks ago, Jemele Hill became the most famous, or somewhat infamous sports-media personality in America.
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Woman Entrepreneur Makes History After Raising $1 Million For Her Legal Tech Startup

Kristina Jones has worked hard to overcome enormous odds to became the 14th African American female founder to ever raise $1 million for her tech startup. Her San Francisco-based company, Court Buddy, is a patent-pending service that matches people with ...
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9 Black Women Share Their Painful Divorce Experiences in New Book, “How Divorce Became My Deliverance”

Because researchers estimate that marriages have a 50% chance of survival, these women have come together to share how they moved past the pain of divorce. While some chose to leave and others were left, they all walked the path ...
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Black Teen CEO/ Philanthropist Wins $15K Competition; Launches Summit To Empower Girls In New York

17-year old Zandra Cunningham just won a national business plan competition, and now she is planning her 5th annual entrepreneurship summit for teen girls in Buffalo, NY.
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Dove Apologizes for Ad: We 'missed the mark' Representing Black Women

Dove apologized this weekend for a social media post that the company says "missed the mark" representing black women. The offending ad was a 3-second GIF hawking Dove body wash that was posted Friday to the brand's Facebook page. It ...
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Michelle Obama Knocks Trump's Message to Youth

Former first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday said there's a stark difference in the lessons young people will learn from her husband's presidency and President Donald Trump's.
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Northwestern Professor and Poet Natasha Trethewey Wins the $250,000 Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities

Natasha Trethewey, the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has been selected to receive the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities. The award comes with an unrestricted $250,000 prize. Teresa Heinz, chair of ...
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Civil Rights Activist Autherine Lucy Foster Honored with Historical Marker at University of Alabama

On June 11, 1963, Vivian Malone and James Hood, under the protection of federal marshals and the federalized Alabama National Guard, broke the racial barrier and enrolled as undergraduate students at the University of Alabama. That day, Alabama Governor George ...
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Kara McCullough, NRC Physical Scientist & Reigning Miss USA, Addresses "Inform & Inspire" Workshop for Girls

The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. (BWA) celebrated its 40th anniversary today, hosting its Annual Symposium Workshop & Awards Luncheon in the nation's capital and encouraging the more than 1,200 elected officials, journalists, corporate and community leaders and members of its ...
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Katherine G. Johnson Computational Facility Opens at NASA Langley Research Center

An American treasure is being honored in Hampton. A new facility at the NASA Langley Research Center is named after Katherine Johnson. She’s the woman featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” for her inspiring work at NASA Langley. People knew ...
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Black Girls Code Organization Receives $255K in Funding From General Motors

Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space, has announced a partnership with General Motors, which includes a generous donation of $255,000.
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Starbucks Just Named Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror Rosalind Brewer as Its New Chief Operating Officer

Starbucks just named Alpha Kappa Alpha soror Rosalind Brewer, the former president and CEO of Sam’s Club and one of the most prominent Black women business leaders in America, its new chief operating officer and group president, giving her the ...
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