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London Breed, San Francisco Mayor

London Breed Sworn in As First Black Female Mayor of San Francisco

by Teddy Grant   Jul 13, 2018

London Breed made history when she was officially sworn in as the first Black female mayor of San Francisco on Wednesday. During her swearing-in... Read More

Black Woman

Marine Corp Picks First Black Woman to be General Officer

by Teddy Grant   Apr 13, 2018

A Black woman was nominated to be brigadier general of the Marine Corps on Tuesday, the Marine Corps office of public affairs revealed. Secretary of... Read More

Stanford University Announces U.S.’s 1st Black Woman Professor of Neurosurgery

Stanford University Announces U.S.’s 1st Black Woman Professor of Neurosurgery

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 12, 2018

Odette Harris has made history by becoming America’s first Black woman professor of neurosurgery, The Stanford Daily reports. Harris who obtained M.D. status in 1996, specializes... Read More

An Ode to African-American Greatness

An Ode to African-American Greatness

by Benny Williams   Mar 06, 2018

Undoubtedly, African-Americans have made great contributions to sports, music and entertainment. While it can be quite motivating for millennials to learn about African-American contributions to... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: African-Americans in the Era of Black Lives Matter

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: African-Americans in the Era of Black Lives Matter

by Sheeri Mitchell   Feb 15, 2018

The African-Americans of the 2010s The start of the 2010s found America in the throes of an economic recession as a result of the Housing Market Collapse of... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: African-Americans in the Obama Era

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: African-Americans in the Obama Era

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The African-Americans of the 2000s The decade that was predicted to begin with the Y2K disaster, the coding bug that would adversely affect every... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The African-Americans of the 1990s

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The African-Americans of the 1990s

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The African-Americans of the 1990s Despite the technological advances that gave us widespread personal cell phone usage, the internet, email and the dotcom boom,... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Black Americans of the 1980’s

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Black Americans of the 1980’s

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The Black Americans of the 1980’s If the wage gap between middle class black families and middle class white families began to close during... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Afro-Americans of the 1970s

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Afro-Americans of the 1970s

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The Afro-Americans of the 1970s In a decade rife with turmoil, America witnessed the widening of the war in Vietnam; at least one infamous protest to that... Read More

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Blacks of the 1960s

Black History from the Pages of EBONY: The Blacks of the 1960s

by Sheeri Mitchell    Feb 15, 2018

The Blacks of the 1960s Despite the victory of Brown v. Board of Education in the previous decade, most African-Americans in the ‘60s found themselves... Read More