When Unita Blackwell became mayor of Mayersville, Miss., many of the town’s roughly 500 residents lived in tin-roof shanties with..
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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: MISSY ELLIOT MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST FEMALE RAPPER TO RECEIVE AN HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Missy Elliott can now go by Dr. Elliott! The 10-time Grammy winner was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree..
South African Saray Khumalo has reached the highest point on the planet becoming the first black African woman to scale Mount..
The maiden edition of a sports summit to be led exclusively by women is set to be held in Accra,..
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: ADRIENNE JONES MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN SPEAKER FOR MARYLAND HOUSE OF DELEGATES
For the first time in the Maryland House of Delegates, an African-American woman has been elected Speaker. The historic event..
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: HISTORY IS MADE AS THREE BLACK WOMEN SIMULTANEOUSLY HOLD THE TITLES MISS USA, MISS TEEN USA AND MISS AMERICA FOR THE FIRST TIME
For the first time, three black women are now wearing the crowns of the three major national pageants: Miss USA,..
PRISCILLA EKWERE ELEJE MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HAVE HER SIGNATURE APPENDED ON THE NIGERIAN NAIRA
For the very first time in Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman, Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, goes on the..
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has given us a deeper glimpse into one of our sheroes,..
In the 19th century, large parts of present day Zambia was ruled by a fierce chief, whose kingdom was at..
Black women are continuing to break down barriers one first at a time. The latest woman representing #BlackGirlMagic is Andrea..