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Black Fact of the Day: Oct. 31, 2019- Brought to you by Black365
October 31, 2019
Violet Palmer became the first woman to officiate an NBA game, 1997. ... read more »
A Sold-Out Crowd Gathered to Honor African Americans In The LGBTQ+ Community
May 7, 2019
The black-tie affair honored African American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ+ community. The Truth Awards embodies the belief that members of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies who embrace and live their truth should be recognized and honored.  In addition, BBLA awarded $13,000 in scholarships to college-bound students Julian Roberson, Algernon Jackson, and Moses Hinton. ... read more »
Black Inspirations of 2018
December 27, 2018
This is a list consisting of people who made a difference through education, entrepreneurship, healthcare, philanthropy and love for their community. These Black men and women, through their passions, gave the community inspiration. ... read more / view gallery »
Fourth Annual Truth Awards Says Next Year’s Ceremony Will Take Place In Wakanda (GALLERY)
March 1, 2018
The Annual Awards Honors and Recognize African Americans in the LGBTQ Community and Their Allies. ... read more / view gallery »
Women’s History Month: Celebrating NBA’s First Female Referee Violet Palmer 
March 1, 2018
 At age 33, Violet Palmer became the first ever female referee to officiate in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In fact, Palmer was the first ever female official across any major U.S. professional sport, and it all started with a phone call.   ... read more »
First Female NBA Referee Retires
October 5, 2016
Palmer broke the gender barrier in 1997, along with Dee Kanter, by becoming one of the first female referees in the NBA. Palmer’s NBA career lasted for 18 years. ... read more »
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