Black History

Juneteenth

Reflections on My Second Federally Recognized Juneteenth

One year ago, I and three hundred thirty million Americans experienced the first ever federally recognized Juneteenth. Regular readers might remember that mine began less than exceptionally. When I heard two days prior that Juneteenth had been declared a federal holiday, all I could think about was how little of an impact that news would …

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Women Are on Fire!

Women are not only breaking glass ceilings in the corporate and business world, but women are also making inroads at previously male-dominated fields, from sanitation workers, police officers to fire fighters! Yes, firefighters! And so, my featured story begins. On Mach 8, 2022, in Brooklyn, New York, the FDNY welcomed 291 probationary firefighters at a …

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Highlighting Black Women Who Are Shaking Up The TV Industry

Television shows have captivated our attention since the birth of television in the 1930s. Storylines that involve complex characters and dramatic events create timeless memories that span generations. Unfortunately, a vast majority of programming was produced, written, and created by white men. America did not see a woman produce a national TV show until the …

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African American Women: The Voices That Lift Us Up

The 19th Amendment In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified, prohibiting the United States from denying any American citizen the right to vote based on sex. This included recognizing women’s right to vote. To get here, many women had to contribute to the women’s suffrage movement, but it is important not to forget the contributions …

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