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Gwen Ifill Immortalized with Postal Service Forever Stamp
November 7, 2019
Among the first African Americans to hold prominent positions in both broadcast and print journalism, Ifill was a trailblazer in the profession. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: August 15, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
August 15, 2019
On this day, August 15, 1860, Henrietta Davis, called by Marcus Garvey, “the greatest woman of the African race,” was born. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
Dr. Patrice Harris Sworn-In as the American Medical Association’s First Black Female President
July 25, 2019
"And I hope to be tangible evidence for young girls and young boys and girls from communities of color that you can aspire to be a physician. Not only that, you can aspire to be a leader in organized medicine,” said Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA). ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: July 15, 2019 – Brought to you by Black365
July 15, 2019
On this day, July 15, 1867, businesswoman Maggie Walker, the first African American woman to charter and become president of a bank, was born. Brought to you by the Black365 Calendar. ... read more »
London Breed Becomes San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor
June 13, 2018
London Breed, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has been declared the winner in the race for San Francisco mayor. She ran for the position when the post became vacant after former Mayor Mike Lee died. ... read more »
Department of Public Social Services Director Sheryl L. Spiller Set to Retire After 50 Years of Public Service
February 22, 2018
Department of Public Social Services Director Sheryl L. Spiller Set to Retire After 50 Years of Public Service ... read more »
1st African American woman on state supreme court retires
August 24, 2017
She was appointed to both courts by former Democratic Governor Deval Patrick. ... read more »
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