Andrea Jenkins made history as the first Black openly transgender person elected to public office in the 2017 election.

On Anniversary of Trump’s Election, Minorities Begin to Take the Govt. Back

by Zahara Hill

It’s been a harrowing year since Donald Trump was elected U.S. President. Since then, the hope which Barack Obama was so adamant — and... Read More

Tonya Boyd

Fire Department of New York Appoints First Black Female Deputy Chief

by Zahara Hill

The Fire Department of New York has appointed Tonya Boyd as its first-ever Black female deputy chief in its 150-year existence. Boyd, who assumed... Read More

Rosalind Brewer

Starbucks’ First Female COO Is A Sister, Y’all

by Zahara Hill

On Wednesday, everyone's favorite caffeine distributor annunciated that its first female COO would be former Sam Club's chief executive officer Rosalind Brewer. Read More

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Remembering Jackie Robinson: Images of One of Baseball’s Finest

by #teamEBONY

On April 15, 1947, a Black man stepped onto Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field to reverse a wrong in pro sports that had lasted 63 years... Read More

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In Our Cities: The California African American Museum Redefines Black History in Los Angeles

by Mariel Turner

The Black experience in Los Angeles has been defined by misunderstood stereotypes for years—gang wars, drive-by shootings, broken families—but curators at the California African... Read More

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In Our Cities: From Slavery to Real Estate Mogul, Biddy Mason Leaves Her Mark on Los Angeles

by Mariel Turner

For nearly 100 years, one of Los Angeles’ first Black real estate moguls sat in an unmarked grave forgotten and unacknowledged. Bridget “Biddy” Mason,... Read More

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NMAAHC to Celebrate Black Women During Women’s History Month

by #teamEBONY

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture announced it will celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring Black women through a series... Read More

Foundation Raises Funds to Save Photo of Harriet Tubman

Foundation Raises Funds to Save Photo of Harriet Tubman

by #TeamEbony

The Harriet Tubman Home is on a mission to preserve the legacy of its namesake, abolitionist and Civil War spy Harriet Tubman, after a newly discovered... Read More

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Meet Stephanie Johnson: Delta’s First Black Female Captain

by #teamEBONY

Last year, Stephanie Johnson made history by becoming Delta Airlines’ first African-American female captain. Johnson, who made history twenty years ago by becoming the... Read More

[In My Lifetime] Col. Merryl Tengesdal Remembers Her First Solo U-2 Flight

[In My Lifetime] Col. Merryl Tengesdal Remembers Her First Solo U-2 Flight

by Shantell E. Jamison

Flying solo in a U-2 in 2004 was not the first solo flight for me. As a student pilot, you do your first solo... Read More