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George Taliaferro, NFL

George Taliaferro, First Black Player Drafted by NFL, Dies at 91

by Christina Santi   Oct 10, 2018

George Taliaferro, the first African-American man drafted by an NFL team, died Monday. He was 91, according to ESPN. Taliaferro was picked by the... Read More

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges and Desegregation

by The Atlantic   Sep 08, 2017

Fifty-three years ago, Look magazine published a Norman Rockwell painting of a small Black girl walking into a newly desegregated New Orleans school. The... Read More

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

by #teamEBONY   Apr 23, 2015

The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama's next attorney general came to a close Thursday when the Senate finally voted to... Read More

Police, Officials Resign After Missouri Town Elects First Black Mayor

Election of Black Female Mayor Causes Mass Resignations

by #teamEBONY   Apr 20, 2015

Five out of Parma, Missouri’s six police officers resigned this week before Tyrus Byrd, the town’s first African-American, female mayor, was sworn in. The... Read More

Minnie Minoso

President Obama: Minnie Minoso was “Mr. White Sox”

by #teamEBONY   Mar 02, 2015

President Obama paid tribute to a baseball hero on Sunday, the late Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso. "For South Siders and Sox fans... Read More

NBA pioneer Earl Lloyd dies at 86

Earl Lloyd Dies at 86

by ESPN   Feb 27, 2015

Earl Lloyd, the first Black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed his death. It... Read More

Golf pioneer Charlie Sifford dies

Charlie Sifford Dies at 92

by ESPN   Feb 04, 2015

Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and who broke the color barrier in golf as the first Black PGA Tour member,... Read More

Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Woman to Win a World Swimming Title

Meet Alia Atkinson: 1st Black Woman to Win World Swimming Title

by Jezebel   Dec 08, 2014

Saturday, Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson became the first Black woman to win a world swimming title when she totally crushed the 100m breast stroke... Read More

Greater Boston YMCA chief to lead national Y

Kevin Washington to Lead the YMCA

by #teamEBONY   Nov 12, 2014

Kevin Washington’s ability to think strategically, push boundaries, and see the big picture helped him nearly double the membership of the Greater Boston Y... Read More

Mia Love, the Obama of the Republican Party?

Mia Love, the GOP’s Newest Star

by #teamEBONY   Nov 06, 2014

Even her name is media friendly. Mia Love instantly became the darling of the Republican Party on Wednesday, after being elected as its first... Read More