Moving Forward

Pioneering Astronaut Mae Jemison Offers Insight and Forward Thinking to New National Geographic Channel Series “One Strange Rock”

Recently, Good Black News was invited to cover the launch of “One Strange Rock,” a ten-part space/science series on the National Geographic Channel that premieres Monday, 3/26, and is hosted and narrated by Will Smith. It is director Darren Aronofsky‘s ...
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Linda Brown, woman at center of Brown v. Board case, dies

Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation in American schools, has died, a funeral home spokesman said.
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Civil Rights Leader and Educator Clara Luper Has Department Named in her Honor at University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma has announced that it is recognizing educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper by naming the department of African and African American studies in her honor.
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Black Women Statues Replacing Racist Monuments

As debates over removing racist Confederate statues are getting more heated, two Black women will get their own monuments.
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Barbie Models Doll After NASA 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson

A once-"hidden figure" from NASA's history is being celebrated by one of the most well-known toy lines in the world. NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose real-life experience as an African American "human computer" was depicted in the 2016 movie "Hidden ...
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Meet Keesha Boyd, Director of Multicultural Consumer Services at Comcast

As Black History month comes to a close, we continue to celebrate the work of African-Americans in the entertainment industry, and the Comcast Xfinity’s Black History Month campaign has featured a myriad of blerds featured in the Groundbreakers: Heroes Behind ...
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Black History Month Spotlight: Tanya Wallace-Gobern

Traditionally, Black History Month is a time to reflect upon, acknowledge and honor Black leaders who significantly changed and influenced America’s history. Just as it is important to honor those who came before us, it is just as necessary to ...
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FedEx Hires First African-American Woman Pilot

Tahirah Lamont Brown, a prior FedEx Airbus captain and line check airman, has been hired as the first African-American woman pilot for FedEx.
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First Black Woman to Owned a Billion-Dollar Company

Janet Bryant Howroyd is a 65-year-old entrepreneur, businesswoman, author, and educator. Howroyd is also the founder and CEO of Act 1 Group.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Launches Service Projects As It Prepares for Biennial Conference in Houston, July 6-12, 2018

As part of its international program theme, “Launching New Dimensions of Service,” Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® will sponsor “29 Moments of Service” worldwide, ahead of its biennial conference in Houston where more than 25,000 members are expected to converge ...
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Professor and Poet Elizabeth Alexander Named President of Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander, whose memoir was a finalist in 2016 for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and who wrote and recited an original poem at Barack Obama’s 2009 inaugural, will be the next president of the ...
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Rosario Dawson Promotes NAACP's Solar Equity Initiative

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the country’s foremost civil rights organization, extends our deep gratitude to Rosario Dawson for her support and promotion of our Solar Equity Initiative and Go Solar in Your Community pledge.
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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke to Publish Memoir “Where The Light Enters” via Simon & Schuster

Tarana Burke first launched the #MeToo campaign in 2007 to build solidarity and healing power among Black girls and women who survived sexual assault. Nearly 11 years later, the organizer and activist will chronicle her and the movement’s journey in ...
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African-American Student Attending Spelman College Wins $25K Scholarship to Study For a Semester at the University of Oxford in England

Kyana Washington of Manvel, TX, an English major from Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, has been selected as the English in Action 2018-2019 Luard Morse Scholarship recipient, a program of The English-Speaking Union. Christopher Broadwell, Executive Director of the English-Speaking Union, ...
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Above the Water: How Black Businesses Swim in 2018

Simply being business is hard enough. Compound that with being Black-owned and a disaster like Hurricane Harvey and the definition of sinking or swimming takes on an entirely new meaning. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many entrepreneurs had the ...
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