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Monique Mendes Becomes First Black Woman To Earn Neuroscience Ph.D. From University Of Rochester

Black women are displaying excellence in the realm of academia. According to Spectrum News, Monique Mendes recently made history by becoming the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. Monique Mendes says she wants other people of color to know that a Ph.D. in neuroscience is possible. https://t.co/04vTSFDzSz […]

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Magic Johnson Secures $325M To Support Minority-Owned Businesses

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson has put the focus on supporting Black-owned businesses that have been significantly impacted by the public health crisis. According to Black Enterprise, Johnson teamed up with Carver Federal Savings Bank and MBE Partners for the creation of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed for minority and […]

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Jeanette Epps Becomes First Black Woman Selected For International Space Station Crew

From the “Hidden Figures” to former NASA astronaut Mae C. Jemison, the accomplishments and contributions of Black women will forever be embedded in the evolution of the STEM industry. The latest Black woman to make history in the space is astronaut Jeanette Epps. According to NASA, Epps has been assigned to the Boeing Starliner-1 mission, […]

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Dr. Namandjé Bumpus Is Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine’s First Black Woman Department Chair

Black women are rising up the ranks in academia and breaking barriers in the process. According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Dr. Namandjé Bumpus made history by becoming the first Black woman to chair a department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Namandjé Bumpus Becomes First Black Woman to Chair a […]

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Singer Anthony Hamilton Leads Community Initiative In Charlotte

Amid the pandemic, several individuals within the music industry have spearheaded initiatives launched to support vulnerable groups. Among those leading efforts is singer and songwriter Anthony Hamilton. According to WCNC, he recently hosted a supplies drive in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. 'Plant a seed of hope' | Award-winning singer and Charlotte native Anthony […]

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Andrea Wishom Makes History As Pinterest’s First Black Board Member

Black women are shattering glass ceilings in the tech industry. According to Tech Crunch, Andrea Wishom has been appointed to serve on Pinterest’s board. Pinterest announces first Black board member https://t.co/ULYZxMRQsZ by @meganrosedickey — TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) August 17, 2020 Wishom’s appointment is historic as it marks the first time the image sharing social media company […]