Take a Look at All This Black Genius the MacArthur Foundation Has Recognized | The Root The best way to start any day is with some black excellence, and today that cup runneth the hell over. The list of MacArthur fellows is out, and this year, six of the recipients are black.

The best way to start any day is with some black excellence, and today that cup runneth the hell over. The list of MacArthur fellows is out, and this year, six of the recipients are black.

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Jim Vance, Washington’s longest-serving local news anchor, is dead at 75 | The Washington Post In a city of news junkies and scores of high-profile figures in politics and the media, the most-watched journalist in Washington may well have been Jim Vance. For more than 45 years at WRC-TV (Channel 4), he was the region’s longest-serving television news anchor. He presided over the area’s top-rated newscasts and became a public figure in his own right. He gained broad sympathy for his openness about his struggles with drugs and depression.

In a city of news junkies and scores of high-profile figures in politics and the media, the most-watched journalist in Washington may well have been Jim Vance. For more than 45 years at WRC-TV (Channel 4), he was the region’s longest-serving television news anchor. He presided over the area’s top-rated newscasts and became a public figure in his own right. He gained broad sympathy for his openness about his struggles with drugs and depression.

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Little Known Black History Fact: Alice Allison Dunnigan | Black America Web Alice Allison Dunnigan blazed trials for future White House Correspondents like April D. Ryan when she became the first Black woman named in that role in 1948. Dunnigan is also the first Black woman reporter to gain credentials to the press galleries of the U.S. Congress, and also the first Black woman to be elected to the Women’s National Press Club.

Alice Allison Dunnigan blazed trials for future White House Correspondents like April D. Ryan when she became the first Black woman named in that role in 1948. Dunnigan is also the first Black woman reporter to gain credentials to the press galleries of the U.S. Congress, and also the first Black woman to be elected to the Women’s National Press Club.

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