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The VIPP Report: Microsoft Hosts Innovation Panel Discussion featuring American physician and NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison

Microsoft is taking discussions about creating innovators where few have dared to tread – beyond the skies. In a panel discussion including the first African American woman astronaut to travel into space – Dr. 323 more words


#BlackHistoryMonth Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel was born June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas. She was an actress, singer, comedian, songwriter, stage actress, and radio performer. She was one of the first African American women to sing on the radio. 103 more words


#BlackHistoryMonth: Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe was born July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia. He was a professional tennis player. Ashe was the first African American selected to the United States Davis Cup Team. 104 more words



EARLIER TODAY, I posted about Marshall “Major” Taylor, the great African American bicycle racer who was born on this date in 1878 and called “the Jackie Robinson of his time” due to his success as an athletic racial trailblazer. 1,333 more words

Broadway's First African American Cinderella

 It has just been announced that Keke Palmer is set to play Broadway’s first african american Cinderella in the Broadway play Cinderella. This girl has been making big moves this year from the premiere of the pilot of her talk show on BET… 90 more words


The First To Do It

Never forget the first to do it because they went through the most to achieve their dream and because they did, we can.

Someone had to have the key to the city and Carl Stokes was the first mayor of a major city but that was after someone had to represent for the women and Shirley Chisholm became the first U.S. 215 more words


Today in Black History: February 11, 1977 "Clifford Alexander Jr. Became the First African American Secretary of the Army"

On today in 1977, Clifford Alexander Jr. became the first African American Secretary of the Army. President Jimmy Carter appointed him to the position. Alexander was chief of administration, training, operations, logistical support, and preparedness for the Department of the Army. 9 more words

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