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Scott first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction

Tim Scott, First Elected Black Senator in the South Since Reconstruction

South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in…

Academy: Cheryl Boone Isaacs Reelected as President

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Re-Elects Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Boone Isaacs, a marketing executive who has served stints at Paramount and New Line, became…

Broadway's Getting Its First Black Cinderella

Keke Palmer to be Broadway’s First Black Cinderella

In addition to casting the first Black Phantom of the Opera, it was announced yesterday…

Beverly Johnson on the Fashion Industry’s Lack of Diversity

Fast-forward to 2014 and Johnson said there aren’t as many African-American models, hair stylists and…

Michele A. Roberts

Michele Roberts Named Head of NBA Players’ Union

The National Basketball Players Association elected Michele Roberts, a prominent Washington civil litigator, as its…

Alice Coachman

Alice Coachman Dies at 90

Track and field star Alice Coachman, who in 1948 became the first Black woman to…

Herb Jeffries, Pioneering Black Singing Cowboy of the Movies, Dies at 100

Herb Jeffries Dies

Herb Jeffries dies at 100. Herb Jeffries, the first Black singing cowboy of the movies,…

The first African-American female pilot for the D.C. National Guard always wanted to fly

Meet Demetria Elosiebo

Demetria Elosiebo becomes the first Black female aviator in the D.C. National Guard.  Now, those long…

Dean Baquet Named Executive Editor of The New York Times

New York Times Names Dean Baquet Executive Editor

Dean Baquet named executive editor of the New York Times. The New York Times announced today…

Pioneering Black Newsman In The White House Belatedly Gets His Due

White House Correspondents’ Association to Honor Harry McAlpin

Harry McAlpin honored by the White House Correspondents' Association.  The White House Correspondents' Association will…