Moving Forward

“Note to Self,” collected and introduced by Gayle King

Pay attention. Eyes forward, ears open. You’ve heard those things before in your life, and now you say them to yourself, your kids, and your employees. But do they hear what you say now… or, as in the new book ...
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Donates $20,000 to HBCUs

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is historically known for its support of higher education through the awarding of scholarships and charitable donations to educational entities. Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University were recent beneficiaries of that generosity when ...
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Welcomes Nearly 20,000 Members to Houston July 6-12 for Biennial Conference

Nearly 20,000 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® (AKA) – from all over the world – will converge on Houston from July 6-12 for its biennial conference. Led by International President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, L.H.D., attendees will engage in ...
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More black women are running startups, but their funding still lags

The number of black women who have founded tech startups has more than doubled since 2016, a new report found. Now for the bad news: They continue to have trouble raising money from investors.
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ESPN's Jemele Hill named #NABJ18 Journalist of the Year

Jemele Hill has been selected as the 2018 Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The annual award recognizes a black journalist who has amassed a distinguished body of work with extraordinary depth, scope and ...
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Captain Tara Wright and First Officer Mallory Cave Make Alaska Airlines History as its 1st African American Female Flight Crew

Alaska Airlines marked a milestone on Mother’s Day, as one of its West Coast flights became the first to be flown by two black women.
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Pioneering Astronaut Mae Jemison Offers Insight and Forward Thinking to New National Geographic Channel Series “One Strange Rock”

Recently, Good Black News was invited to cover the launch of “One Strange Rock,” a ten-part space/science series on the National Geographic Channel that premieres Monday, 3/26, and is hosted and narrated by Will Smith. It is director Darren Aronofsky‘s ...
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Linda Brown, woman at center of Brown v. Board case, dies

Linda Brown, who as a little girl was at the center of the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended segregation in American schools, has died, a funeral home spokesman said.
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Civil Rights Leader and Educator Clara Luper Has Department Named in her Honor at University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma has announced that it is recognizing educator and civil rights leader Clara Luper by naming the department of African and African American studies in her honor.
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Black Women Statues Replacing Racist Monuments

As debates over removing racist Confederate statues are getting more heated, two Black women will get their own monuments.
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Barbie Models Doll After NASA 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson

A once-"hidden figure" from NASA's history is being celebrated by one of the most well-known toy lines in the world. NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose real-life experience as an African American "human computer" was depicted in the 2016 movie "Hidden ...
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Meet Keesha Boyd, Director of Multicultural Consumer Services at Comcast

As Black History month comes to a close, we continue to celebrate the work of African-Americans in the entertainment industry, and the Comcast Xfinity’s Black History Month campaign has featured a myriad of blerds featured in the Groundbreakers: Heroes Behind ...
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Black History Month Spotlight: Tanya Wallace-Gobern

Traditionally, Black History Month is a time to reflect upon, acknowledge and honor Black leaders who significantly changed and influenced America’s history. Just as it is important to honor those who came before us, it is just as necessary to ...
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FedEx Hires First African-American Woman Pilot

Tahirah Lamont Brown, a prior FedEx Airbus captain and line check airman, has been hired as the first African-American woman pilot for FedEx.
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First Black Woman to Owned a Billion-Dollar Company

Janet Bryant Howroyd is a 65-year-old entrepreneur, businesswoman, author, and educator. Howroyd is also the founder and CEO of Act 1 Group.
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