#BlackGirlMagic: First African-American Woman Named FDNY Deputy Chief

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This week, Tonya Boyd, a 21- year veteran with the FDNY (New York City Fire Department), made history, becoming the first Black woman to be named deputy chief. “After hearing about the promotion, I couldn’t believe it. I feel like Read more

If No One Else Will, This Savannah Writer Is “Speaking Fuh We”

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I first met Trelani Michelle at a women’s health event hosted on Spelman’s campus. I discovered we were already friends on social media due to my time in Louisiana and she is originally from Louisiana, so somehow our networks had Read more

Baltimore Begins Removing Confederate Statues Overnight

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Cities and states are acting to move Confederate monuments more quickly after the events of last weekend in Charlottesville, VA. Baltimore, Maryland became the latest city to remove its statues, choosing to do so in the middle of last night. Read more

Editor’s Pick: Shining Light on Karyn Parson’s Sweet Blackberry Organization

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While I had heard a little about Karyn Parson’s current venture and knew it involved children, I did not know much about it, until our marketing VP sent me over a link of her interview with Huffington Post- Black Voices Read more

Donaldsonville High School Student’s Senior Art Project Gaining National Attention

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A mural of historical Black men politicians in a local Donaldsonville, LA high school by one of its students is garnering quite a bit of attention. The painting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela Read more