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Diddy’s Ex-girlfriend, Kim Porter, Dead at 47

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

7:00 PM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Kim went to bed early last night, because she wasn’t feeling well and when family members went to wake her Thursday she was non-responsive.  Paramedics pronounced Kim dead at her home. As for the cause … we’re told she was battling an illness — either the flu […]

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Robert D. Gibson: First African American To Receive The Remington Medal, Pharmacy’s Highest Honor

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

n 2006, Robert D. Gibson was awarded pharmacy’s highest honor, the Remington Medal, making him the first African-American to receive it. Gibson’s career as an educator at the University of California, San Francisco, was hallmarked by his efforts to gain inclusion for all minorities. While Gibson was a Fulbright Scholar from 1955 through 1957, he worked […]

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Black Congresswomen Introduce Resolution To Recognize Work Of Shirley Chisholm

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

Shirley Chisholm was the first Black woman ever elected to U.S. Congress. Her drive pushed her to become one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the first Black woman to run for president. Her legacy stands as a trailblazer who opened the door for many women, particularly women of color who want […]

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Rene Maran: First Black Writer To Win The Renowned French Literary Prize, The Prix Goncourt

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

  René Maran was a #Black French journalist, and the first black writer to win the renowned French literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. Maran was born in Martinique of Guyanese parents. After a four-year stay in Gabon, Central Africa, where his father was serving in a colonial post, Maran returned in 1894 to France, where […]

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Freedman’s Village: Established by U.S. Government in May 1863 for Contrabands

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

Freedman’s Village was established by the United States government in May 1863. The town was located across the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., and served as a home to slaves who had escaped from the south during the Civil War. During this time, the government referred to these free blacks as “contrabands,” the slaves who […]

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Mary Munson Runge, First African American Elected President Of American Pharmacy Assoc – Ending 126 Yr Trend Of Whites

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

Taking office as President of American Pharmacy Association (APhA) in 1979, Mary Munson Runge said her goal was to increase membership among women, minority, and employee pharmacists. Runge knew a thing or two about all three—she was the first woman, the first #African American, and the first employee community pharmacist elected president of APhA—ending a […]

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Captain Erwin B. Lawrence, Jr.: Highly Respected Pilot Reported Missing From a Strafing Mission

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

Captain Erwin B. Lawrence, Jr., Operations Officer was reported missing from a strafing mission to the Athens Tatoi Airdome, Greece, on October 4, 1944. Erwin B. Lawrence, Jr., was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 31, 1919.  He graduated from flight training on July 3, 1942, at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. After flight training, Lawrence joined […]

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Royal Ice Cream Parlor Sit-In: Prelude to the 1960 Greensboro Sit-In

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

The 1960 Greensboro sit-ins are notorious for starting a national movement. However, those sit-ins were not the first. There were several sit-ins happening during that time, but most did not given the nationwide attention as the one in Greensboro. In 1957, a protest in Durham, North Carolina, took place against the Royal Ice Cream Company. […]

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Meet the Founder of Black Girl Ventures, Initiative That Raises Capital and Funds For Black Women-Owned Businesses

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

Serial entrepreneur, Shelly Bell, launched Black Girl Ventures (BGV) because she wanted to create place-based initiatives to provide access to capital for Black and Brown women entrepreneurs. Her organization’s mission is to use entrepreneurship support and training as a vehicle for poverty alleviation and wealth building. Black and Brown women founders are underserved, unbanked and […]

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Black-Owned Coffee Brand to Open 100 Cafés in China

Nov 15, 2018 09:43 pm

Bethlehem Alemu, an Ethiopian entrepreneur and one of Africa’s most successful women, is unstoppable. After founding two very successful global businesses, Alemu has most recently launched Garden of Coffee in hopes of allowing the rest of the world to taste hand-roasted Ethiopian coffee. She is planning to expand to China where she is already set […]

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