Paul Coates | HuffPost

Wil S. Hylton, HuffPost Illustration by Neal Fox, Featured Image In a just world, Paul Coates would not be famous primarily for the work of his son. As the father of Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose analysis of American history has transformed the public discourse on race, the 72-year-old Coates is immortalized in his son’s writing as […]

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A Virginia city’s first black, female police chief resigned, saying she encountered racism ‘so inflammatory’ that she feared describing it publicly ‘out of concern for public safety’ | Insider

Radley Balko, Insider Portsmouth police Chief Tonya Chapman takes the oath of office in the City Council chambers on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Hyunsoo Leo Kim | The Virginian-Pilot, Featured Image The first black woman to become police chief of a Virginia city said Monday she was forced to sign her own resignation letter “under […]

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Meet ‘Mayor Jim Kenney,’ a 25-year-old woman | The Inquirer, Philly.com

Claudia Vargas, The Inquirer, Philly.com TIM TAI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER . Featured Image Sitting at a small desk across the hall from the mayor’s office, Chamarra McCrorey finds her inner Jim Kenney as she responds to dozens of emails, letters, and social media posts each day. On Valentine’s Day, Kenney received two requests from residents […]

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IBM just appointed the first African-American woman to command a US Navy ship to its board | CNBC

Lauren Feiner, CNBC IBM, Admiral Michelle J. Howard was appointed to the board of IBM, the company announced on February 26, 2019., Featured Image IBM appointed Admiral Michelle J. Howard, the first African American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship, to its board, the company announced Tuesday. A former U.S. Navy officer, Howard was […]

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Hoptown must move to honor Ted Poston | Kentucky New Era

Jennifer P. Brown, Kentucky New Era A man with glasses (Ted Poston) sits at an office desk holding a letter. A smiling woman (his assistant Harriette Easterlin) sits next to him and a man (his assistant William Clark) leans over them both. A poster behind them depicts a soldier and reads “We are fighting the […]

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How One Woman Is Shattering The Glass Ceiling In Wall Street | Forbes

Janice Gassam, Forbes Lauren Simmons made history as the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange. IDA JOHN. Featured Image Despite progress made in making our workplaces more diverse, there are still several industries where the glass and concrete ceilings are more prevalent. One such industry is the financial industry. […]

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California’s First Surgeon General is a Black Woman | Because of Them We Can

BOTWC Staff, Because of Them We Can Winokur Photography. Featured Image Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has just been appointed as California’s first-ever Surgeon General. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the news on Monday. According to NBC News, Newsom said in a news release that Harris “will focus on combating the root causes of serious health conditions […]

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For the First Time, a Black Woman Will Lead The Harvard Crimson | The New York Times Kristine E. Guillaume will lead The Crimson’s “146th guard,” making her the third black president and first black woman to helm the organization since its founding in 1873.

Kristine E. Guillaume will lead The Crimson’s “146th guard,” making her the third black president and first black woman to helm the organization since its founding in 1873.

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