Less Than 1% of Hotel Owners Are Black Women. This 34-Year-Old Is Changing the Game | TIME

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  —  BY, ANNE-LYSE WEALTH Davonne Reaves is not your typical 34-year-old.  Last year, Reaves and her former college roommate turned business partner, Jessica Myers, brokered a historic $8.3 million deal to acquire a Hilton hotel. Through this deal, Reaves says they became the youngest Black women to co-own a hotel under a major hotel chain.…

It’s Time to Celebrate the Black Women Who Invented Rock and Roll | The Daily Beast

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Black women like Sister Rosetta Tharpe were doing rock and roll before it had a name, and they deserve to be recognized in the same household way as the men who followed suit.   —  BY, KALI HOLLOWAY It should be common knowledge that Black women invented rock and roll. Memphis Minnie, Willie Mae “Big Mama”…

Birmingham civil rights ‘foot soldiers’ to Black Lives Matter: ‘Keep on protesting’ | AL.com

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“He was always positive, always had a smile on a face and he was always a joy to be around. He left an impact on a lot of people,” his sister said in a statement   —  BY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Charles Avery had barely started marching when police arrested him, forced him into a…

Viola Fletcher, Oldest Living Survivor of Tulsa Race Massacre, Celebrates 107th Birthday | People

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“I’ll say that I’m Black and I’m proud,” said Viola Fletcher, who was 7 years old when as many as 300 people died in Tulsa   —  BY, RACHEL DESANTIS Viola Fletcher is the oldest known living survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre — and she recently celebrated a milestone birthday. Fletcher, who was…

How Madison Calley — and Her Harp — Made History | RollingStone

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The musician is breaking down barriers as a black woman at a time when less than five percent of orchestral musicians in the U.S. are BIPOC   —  BY, J. NAILAH AVERY Days before the 2021 Grammys, Madison Calley received some devastating news: The harpist was supposed to perform with rapper Roddy Ricch, but when Ricch decided to head…

Literary Giant Dr. Maya Angelou To Be Featured On The U.S. Quarter | NEWSONE

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The quarters are slated to start circulating in January 2022.   —  BY, BRANDEE SANDERS Late literary giant Dr. Maya Angelou’s impact will echo for generations to come and the St. Louis native’s legacy will be honored by the U.S. Mint. According to CBS News, Angelou will make history as one of the first women to have…