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Senate confirms Auburn grad Lloyd Austin as first Black secretary of...

By Roxana Tiron and Daniel Flatley Bloomberg/Alabama Newscenter The U.S. Senate confirmed retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary on Friday, making him the first...

Vice President Kamala Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

By Kathleen Ronayne and Alexandra Jaffe Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top...

Raphael Warnock Becomes Georgia’s First Black Senator

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting...

Play imagines conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till 

By Richard Friedman For The Birmingham Times It was a trip Cameron Mayers had to make, driving 90 miles and 65 years back into history. Mayers, an...

AT&T Hires Its First Black CFO

By Brittney Oliver Essence On April 1, 2021, WarnerMedia’s Pascal Desroches will become AT&T’s first Black chief financial officer. This news comes after the recent announcement...

Victor Glover to Become the First Black NASA Astronaut to Live...

By Dana Gives Black Enterprise This past weekend, NASA celebrated a historic moment with the launch of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission and Victor J. Glover became the first Black astronaut to live...

Lucille Bridges, Mother Of Civil Rights Activist Ruby Bridges, Dead At...

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lucille Bridges, the mother of civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, who walked with her then-6-year-old daughter past crowds screaming...

Miss USA 2020 is the first Black woman to represent Mississippi

By Scottie Andrew CNN The first Black woman to be crowned Miss Mississippi USA is now the reigning Miss USA. Asya Branch, a student at the University...

‘Game-Changer’: Kamala Harris Makes History As Next Vice President

NPR California Sen. Kamala Harris will become the next vice president of the United States, shattering another racial and gender barrier in American politics, at...

Mauree Turner Wins, Will Be First Muslim Lawmaker In Oklahoma

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Black Voices  Mauree Turner won her election for state House in Oklahoma’s 88th district, making history as the first Muslim person elected to...

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