Moving Forward

Predominantly African-American Church Vandalized with Nazi, Politically-Charged Symbols

The Waco Tribune reports graffiti bearing Nazi symbolism, the word “Satan” and the name of the president of the United States was found Tuesday morning at a predominantly black Baptist church in McLennan County that is home to about 30 ...
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Meet the World's Richest Black Woman

Back in 2014, both Forbes and Time magazines confirmed that Oprah Winfrey, the popular talk show host and television mogul, is no longer the richest Black woman in the world.
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Simone Askew Selected 1st Captain of Corps of Cadets at West Point

Cadet Simone Askew of Fairfax, Virginia, has been selected First Captain of the U.S. Military Academy’s Corps of Cadets for the 2017-2018 academic year, achieving the highest position in the cadet chain of command. She will assume her duties on ...
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Black Women's Equal Pay Day Provides Reflections On Gender and Racial Inequality

One of the great contradictions of America is that inequality is still rampant—despite the widespread belief that hard work can overcome any barrier. Women, for example, are still paid less than men and the wage gap for women of color ...
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Taraji P. Henson to Host BET’s 2017 ‘Black Girls Rock’ Awards Saluting Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, Roberta Flack & More

Taraji P. Henson has been tapped to host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator, writer and star Issa Rae, “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi and others. The ceremony will take place on Aug. 5 at the New Jersey ...
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Philadelphia Resident Vashti Dubois Turns Home into Museum Dedicated to Black Women

There is a museum like no other in Philadelphia. You would not have heard it, it is not listed anywhere and there are no signs from the motorway. Only the hand carved wooden sign in the garden hinted that the ...
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Caddie Academy Returns for Sixth Summer With Opportunities for Employment & Scholarships

The Western Golf Association’s Caddie Academy will return for its sixth summer, providing a group of 89 female high school students from across the nation an opportunity to caddie at local golf and country clubs – and ultimately earn a ...
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Ebony’s Linda Johnson Rice Joins Board of Tesla

Elon Musk appears to be heeding the call of a group of disgruntled investors by bringing two new members onto Tesla’s board. One of them happens to be a black woman.
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Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns: It's a 'time of power' for Women in Tech

With headlines about sexual harassment sweeping Silicon Valley, the former CEO of Xerox has a message for women: Don't avoid the tech industry. "Go into tech. They will hire you," Ursula Burns told Poppy Harlow at CNNMoney's American Opportunity breakfast ...
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Shariah Harris, 19, Becomes 1st Black Woman to Play in U.S. Polo’s Highest League

A 19-year-old is making history and disrupting the wealthy white male-dominated sport of polo at the same time. On June 30, Shariah Harris of Philadelphia became the first black woman to play high-goal polo, the top tier of polo in ...
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This 7-Year Old Entrepreneur From Arkansas is Running Her Own Food Truck

Kyleigh McGee, a 7-year old African American girl from Little Rock, Arkansas is running and operating her very own food truck. The second grader told ABC News that she started out with a lemonade stand, but decided last year to ...
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Adults View Black Girls as 'less innocent,' New Report Says

When compared with their white peers, young black girls are viewed less as children and more like adults, according to a new research report.
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Four Area Girls Earn Highest Award for Girl Scouting

Four young ladies’ acts of community service were so grand that they were deemed golden. Jade Bryant, Codi Fillmore, Milan Parris, and Regan Williams have just earned the highest award a Girl Scout can receive, The Gold Award, putting them ...
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Two Nigerian Sisters Create Sunscreen for Black Skin

Finding black owned beauty products can be a hassle in itself. Let alone, sunscreen, a product most black people don't even think that they need.
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Be Part of the Growth in African-American Business Ownership With a 7-Eleven Franchise

African-American owned businesses are on the rise in the US, and 7-Eleven continues to be a leader in supporting that trend.
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