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Robert Morris University names Dr. Christopher Howard its next president

Dr. Christopher B. Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College, has been named the eighth president of Robert Morris University.“The Robert Morris University Board of Trustees is pleased to appoint Dr. 1,492 more words


Broadway Star of ‘Les Miserables’ Dies at 21

This is one of those stories that really takes your breath away. Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American to play Jean Valjean in Les Miserables – and the youngest, at 21 – fell to his accidental death Friday morning. 85 more words


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