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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – BLM urges Gov. Newsom to appoint Black woman to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat

Rep. Barbara Lee & Rep. Karen Bass

Sen. Kamala Harris is set to make history as the first Black woman vice president — which means her Senate seat will soon be open. Black Lives Matter is calling on Gov. Newsom to replace Harris with another Black woman.

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Special News Series: Rising Up For Justice! – Got into politics after the Ferguson protests. She just became the first Black woman to represent MO in Congress

Cori Bush

Cori Bush, a progressive community leader and veteran Black Lives Matter activist, won a House seat in Missouri, becoming the state’s first Black woman to represent the state in Congress.

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Meet Kristen Welker, the 1st Black Woman to Moderate a Presidential Debate Solo in Almost 30 Years

The first woman to moderate a presidential debate in almost 30 years is nonwhite.

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Early Novel Written By Free Black Woman Called Out Racism Among Abolitionists

My Nig tells another side of the enslaved story. The book relates the same torture and inhumane conditions as in the south but added the silence of the Abolitionists in Milford, New Hampshire.

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This Teen is The First Black Woman to Ride in U.S. Polo’s Highest League

Shariah Harris just became the first African American female to play high-goal polo, the top tier of U.S. polo, and she hasn’t even graduated college yet.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Will Be The First Black Woman To Direct A Super Hero Film

Gina Prince-Bythewood, the popular director of “Love and Basketball,” is back at it again, but this time with a “Marvel” film and she’s the first black female to ever do it. Read the article to see what she’s planning.

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Viola Davis Becomes 1st Black Woman to Win Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama

During Davis’ emotional acceptance speech, her words particularly resonated with every black actress in Hollywood.

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Alice Coachman, first black woman to win Olympic gold medal dies

by Associated Press, thegrio.com ALBANY, Georgia (AP) — The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, died early Monday in south Georgia. She was 90. Davis’ death…

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A Black Officer, a White Woman, a Rare Murder Conviction.

In this week’s edition of Race/Related from the New York Times, journalist John Eligon brings us the news out of Minneapolis, where police officer Mohamed Noor has been found guilty by a racially diverse jury for the shooting and killing of Justine Ruszczyk. Despite the relief that the justice system can actually hold its law enforcement officers accountable, some have found the circumstances of the verdict a bit ironic: the officer convicted is a black, Somali, Muslim man, and his victim was a white woman. With the tables of race turned in this case from the usual story (white cop shoots, kills black man), there are those who question whether the guilty verdict in this case can be chalked up to justice or hypocrisy. At the end of the day, all we can do is let the facts of the case speak for themselves – regardless of whose skin is what color – and let justice be served to all under the law, even those whose duty it is to enforce it.

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White Woman Calls Police On Black Man Watching His Son’s Soccer Game

A white woman who called the police on a black man cheering on his son at a soccer game in Florida has earned the nickname “Golfcart Gail.” It is the latest incident in which a white woman has called the police on a black person despite there having been no apparent crime. Photographs of the ordeal were uploaded to Facebook by another parent at the match.

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