Ninety-two-year-old Elmer Lucille Allen, Brown-Forman Distillery’s first Black chemist, has received several recognitions.
Sep 5, 2023
On and off the court, LeBron James has always been right on the money.
Feb 8, 2023
At just 25-years-old, Kenneth Gorham is the youngest principal at Movement School. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kenneth Gorham (@watch_kenn) The feat is impressive as the average age of a principal is 48-years-old, according to a study. Due to this statistic, Gorham did not think it would be possible, considering his age and short career history.
Sep 23, 2022
Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest of all time, and a recent auction further added to the list of reasons why.
Sep 16, 2022
Detroit, MI, entrepreneur Ebony Cochran seems to be on a mission to create generational wealth. Recently, the credit consultant took to Instagram to share she had purchased the franchise Little Caesars as a birthday gift to herself. This was made possible as Cochran has found success through her companies including The Tax Place — which she eventually sold to H&R block — and Blackwood Credit Services.
Sep 12, 2022
Dr. Dominique Merriweather is a Morehouse graduate not only making history as the youngest Atlanta Public Schools principal but also the first African-American leader at Sutton Middle School, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. Dr. Merriweather, who originally did not have his eyes set on becoming an educator, aspired to work as a corporate attorney. However, his plans changed after spending time reading and mentoring the inner city youth.
Aug 19, 2022
Nehemiah Juniel is not your average teen. Click2Houston reports the 15-year-old will receive his bachelor’s degree in health science and will become the youngest graduate at Sam Houston State University (SMSU) in August 2022. “Words can’t express how proud we are of him,” his father — Raphael Junie — said, according to the outlet.
Jul 20, 2022
Student-athlete Chantrell Frazier is finding success off the court, becoming the first Black woman to earn a doctorate in biochemistry at Florida International University.
Jun 27, 2022
Tonique Clay is on the brink of a new achievement as she is set to debut the largest seafood restaurant owned by a Black woman. Krab Queenz is the creation of Tonique Clay and they have been steadily expanding since the brand’s inception.
Jun 10, 2022
Graduating college at the age of 14 is one thing, but graduating from two schools is another. Shania Muhammad will be walking across the stage for her graduation ceremony at Oklahoma Community College and Langston University. What’s more, the teen will graduate with honors, News 9 reports.
May 25, 2022
At 21-years-old, Zindzi Thompson will reportedly make history as the youngest Black female to graduate from Meharry Medical College.
May 24, 2022
Dawn Staley is officially the highest-paid head coach in NCAA Women’s Basketball, thanks to a seven-year contract totaling $22.4 million to continue her position with The University of South Carolina. Since her tenure at the University dating back 13 seasons, the Hall of Famer has flipped the conversation surrounding the women’s basketball program due to their impressive statistics. They are one of only three programs that were featured in half of the last six NCAA Final Fours (as of this writing) in which they took home the trophy in 2017. Under Staley’s reign, the team was the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament five times and racked up an impressive 25 weeks at the top spot in the Associated Press Poll. And, these accomplishments are merely scratching the surface for how the recent Olympic Champion has transformed The University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball program. “Dawn Staley is one of the nation’s top coaches, regardless of the sport,” Ray Tanner, South Carolina...
Oct 26, 2021
Black women are making history on a daily basis. In a press release, United Way Worldwide announced on Sept. 9 that Angela F. Williams will be the organization’s next president and CEO — making Williams both the first woman and first African American to hold the lead position. “I am absolutely honored to join the world’s leading charity at a key moment in the organization’s history and world events,” Williams said in a press release. “Around the world, issues of health, education and economic sustainability are at the forefront of ensuring equality and access to a good quality of life. I recognize and appreciate the tremendous role that United Way Worldwide plays in supporting individuals and families and transforming communities.” Although a new role will soon be in effect for Williams, she already has expertise in leadership under her belt as she is currently the president and CEO of Easterseals. Williams also has more than 30 years of management experience with major non-profit...
Sep 10, 2021
Graduate researcher Lindsay Davis made history as the first African American student to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), according to a press release. “It feels good to be a trailblazer,” Lindsay Davis shared in a UTA press release. “I am proud to set an example for underrepresented minorities who dream of using their STEM talents to make the world a better place.” Davis’ involvement in STEM research centers on treatments for tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease commonly impacting the lungs. “We want to understand on a molecular level how FGD operates, since it is the target for further drug development for multiple drug-resistant forms of TB,” Davis revealed in a UTA press release. “Once we discover the mode of action of FGD, researchers can create treatments that more effectively target the enzyme and cure patients with drug-resistant strains of TB.” Davis’ extensive research has propelled mentorship opportunities for two women of color,...
Aug 20, 2021
LeBron James is officially the first active NBA player to earn $1 billion. According to a report from Sportico, James has earned a total of $330 million in playing salary since being drafted in 2003. Coupled with his $700 million in earnings from endorsement deals, merchandise, licensing and his media business, his total career earnings have reached the $1 billion mark. His current endorsement partners include AT&T, Beats, Blaze Pizza, GMC, Nike, PepsiCo, Rimowa and Walmart, all of which bring in more than $100 million annually for James. The latest addition to the bunch is a Fortnite partnership that’s pushing for the Laker star to reach a new level of upper-echelon status for NBA players. Sportico also reports that while NBA legend Michael Jordan far surpassed earning $1 billion — even $2 billion — this was achieved after his playing career ended, allowing James to be the man to make league history. James is coming off a career high in the off-season after his new film “Space Jam:...
Jul 23, 2021