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    This Day in History – August 21, 1943

    On this day in 1943, Harriet M. Waddy, formerly known as Harriet West, became the first black woman major in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), which later became the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). Born on June 4, 1904, Harriet made her first appearance in the public eye in April of 1943 when she went […]

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    This Day in History – August 20, 1941

    On this day in 1941, American politician William Herbert (Bill) Gray III was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was the second born child to Dr.William H. Gray, Jr and Hazel Yates Gray; and a sibling to his elder sister, Marion. Bill Gray’s father was the President of Florida and Industrial College and they lived […]

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    This Day in History – August 19, 1989

    On this day in 1989, Bishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa walked alone on a “white” beach in South Africa as a show of defiance to the apartheid laws, which enforced segregation. Tutu was the first black Bishop of the Anglican Church in Johannesburg. Tutu began his career as a teacher but later joined the […]

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    Symone Sanders Told To ‘Shut Up’ By Panelists

    On live television on CNN, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli told Symone Sanders to “shut up” during a debate. The debate they were having was about the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia and Sanders accused Cucinelli of failing to properly condemn the Nazi and white supremacists in attendance at the event. Anchor Chris Cuomo stepped in […]

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    This Day in History – August 18, 1963

    On this day in 1963, James Meredith became the first black man to graduate from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree. Meredith applied to join the university in January 1961 but failed to be admitted on racial discrimination fueled by the then-governor of Mississippi, Ross Barnett. He sought out legal help which led […]

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    Tracee Ellis Ross Delivers Keynote Speech on Struggles of White Standards of Beauty

    Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Globe-winning 44-year-old Black-ish actress, delivered the keynote address at the 2107 Beautycon in Los Angeles, CA. Her message focused on her struggles with white standards of beauty and “the objectifying gaze,” which she defined as “seeing or treating a person as an object of desire or an instrument of sexual pleasure or a […]

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    Residents of Africa Demoralized By Charlottesville Riot

    Following the demonstration turned riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, many individuals from different countries across Africa have taken to social media to declare their shock, horror, and outrage at the violence and audacity of the white-nationalists, neo-Nazis and alt-right members who participated. In the recent past, citizens of African countries have been unjustly targeted by police […]

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    Tyra Banks Slays At Social Media

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tyra Banks is the most popular television personality based on shares from social media sites. Banks has held the position for five weeks now. Banks, 43, has had an impressive career and cultivated a massive fanbase. Her twitter has 14.3 million followers and her Facebook page has over 7 million […]