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Norm Lewis

Norm Lewis First Black Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Hard to believe Norm Lewis is the first Black actor to ever star in this…

John Thompson

John Thompson Named Chair of Microsoft

As part of the CEO transition at Microsoft, via which Satya Nadella is taking over…

University of California-Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake

Michael Drake First Black Head of Ohio State University

Ohio State University trustees picked a California educator as the school's next president Thursday, ending…

Texas introduces Charlie Strong

University of Texas Hires Charlie Strong as Football Coach

Charlie Strong was introduced as coach of the Texas Longhorns on Monday, beginning a new…

The Harvard Lampoon Gets Its First Black Female President

Alexis Wilkinson Named President of The Harvard Lampoon

Harvard University's famous undergraduate humor publication The Harvard Lampoon has some exciting news: Alexis Wilkinson…

President Obama nominated Vice Admiral Michelle Howard to be the vice chief of naval operations.

President Obama Nominates Michelle Howard to Vice Chief of Naval Operations

On Friday, President Obama nominated Vice Admiral Michelle Howard to be the vice chief of…

Violet Palmer

Meet Violet Palmer

Seventeen-year NBA veteran referee Violet Palmer is not the most obvious nomination for someone to…

Cheryl Boone Isaacs New Head of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

A veteran publicist is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

Darrell Wallace, Jr.

Teen Makes History as 4th Black NASCAR Driver

Darrell Wallace Jr., is set to make history as only the fourth Black driver with…

Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins

Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins Dead at 81

Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, died of complications from…