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Twitter has been educating people regarding all the fabulous things that women of color have achieved, been the “first” to do and more! From famous individuals to the woman that is quietly making strides in your local neighborhood, we picked a few of our favorites. Check out these historical facts about the accomplishments of our […]

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Black Achievement, Black Twitter, Black Women, Uncategorized -

Twitter has been educating people regarding all the fabulous things that women of color have achieved, been the “first” to do and more! From famous individuals to the woman that is quietly making strides in your local neighborhood, we picked a few of our favorites. Check out these historical facts about the accomplishments of our […]

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NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey‘s quarter-century run on daytime TV may be accompanied by a TV film dramatizing her life.

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Black Achievement, Black Athletes, Black Women, Caster Semenya, Sports -

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JOHANNESBURG — Caster Semenya was cleared to immediately return to track by the sport’s governing body Tuesday, ending an 11-month layoff while she underwent gender tests after becoming the 800-meter world champion.

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Black Achievement, Black Politicians, Black Women, California, Democrats, Kamala Harris, Nation -

Kamala Harris 3x4-thumb-400xauto-5703From SFGate.com:

Fresh from an undisputed victory over her Democratic competitors in the race for California Attorney General, current San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris took the podium at The Delancey Street Foundation and, flanked by Assistant Attorney General Tony West, his wife Maya Harris, and their daughter Meena, gave the best speech of her young life in accepting the nomination as the Democratic representative in the California Attorney General race.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey wants to give an undiscovered talent a chance to follow in her footsteps on her new cable network.

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Black Achievement, Black History, Black Women, Football, Sports, Washington D.C. -

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From TheRoot.com:

Washington D.C.’s Calvin Coolidge High School needed a new varsity head football coach.

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Black Achievement, Black Students, Black Women, Education -

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From TheGrio.com:

What are the odds of a student graduating high school with perfect attendance…since kindergarten?

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Black Achievement, Black Women, California, Kamala Harris, Nation, Tyra Banks -

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From SFWeekly.com:

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has been dealing with a storm of bad publicity lately, with revelations that her office’s felony trial conviction rates have dropped precipitously and that local prosecutors’ failure to disclose police officers’ criminal backgrounds could jeopardize past convictions.

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BET, Black Achievement, Black Entrepreneurs, Black Women, Entertainment, Sheila Johnson -

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From TheDailyBeast.com:

Black Entertainment Television, which Sheila Crump Johnson and her husband Bob started three decades ago with $15,000 in seed money and a $500,000 investment from media mogul John Malone, made her one of wealthiest women in America.

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Black Achievement, Black Women, Live Well, Nation -

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From ABCNews.com:

Taut abs and rippling muscles aren’t exactly the stuff grandmothers are known for. But then again neither are marathons and cell phones that play the theme to “Rocky.”

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Black Achievement, Black Women, Civil Rights Movement, Nation -

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NEW YORK — Evelyn Cunningham, a pioneering journalist who covered the birth of the 1960s civil rights movement and later served as an aide to New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, died Wednesday. She was 94.

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Black Achievement, Black Women, Nation, Philadelphia, segregation -

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PHILADELPHIA — The private boarding school for underprivileged students now led by Autumn Adkins, who describes herself simply as “a black girl from Richmond, Virginia,” would have excluded her in years past.

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Black Achievement, Black Women, Civil Rights Movement, Dorothy Height, Nation -

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From NYTimes.com:

Dorothy Height, a leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements who was considered both the grande dame of the civil rights era and its unsung heroine, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 98.

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Black Achievement, Black Education, Black Women, Gary Indiana, Indiana, Notre Dame -

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From NBCChicago.com:

A Gary, Indiana native will make history next month as the first black valedictorian from the University of Notre Dame.

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Black Achievement, Black Women, Nigeria, World -

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ABUJA (AFP) – Nigeria’s Acting President Goodluck Jonathan swore-in his new cabinet Tuesday, handing the powerful oil ministry to a woman for the first time and putting a Goldman Sachs banker in charge of finance.

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Black Achievement, Black Actors, Black Films, Black Women, Entertainment, Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Precious -

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From TheDailyVoice.com:

Is it already the end of the road for Hollywood’s newest black stars?

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Black Achievement, Black History, Black Politicians, Black Women, Nation, South Carolina, Women's History Month -

Horace W. Goggins II poses in his family home Wednesday March 10, 2010, in Rock Hill, S.C. His mother, Juanita Goggins, was the first black woman elected to the South Carolina General Assembly from Rock Hill.

Horace W. Goggins II poses in his family home Wednesday March 10, 2010, in Rock Hill, S.C. His mother, Juanita Goggins, was the first black woman elected to the South Carolina General Assembly from Rock Hill.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When Juanita Goggins became the first black woman elected to the South Carolina Legislature in 1974, she was hailed as a trailblazer and twice visited the president at the White House.

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