⚖️ #ThrowbackThursday ⚖️

Blog   |   January 10, 2019

Today we honor Annie Turnbo Malone (1869-1957), one of the nation’s first black female millionaires. She built her fortune on hair care products that she developed when she was 20 years old and trademarked under the name “Poro.” Malone was … Continue reading

Meet Lauren Underwood, the youngest black Congresswoman in U.S. history

Blog   |   January 8, 2019

NBC NEWS — Lauren Underwood, a 32-year-old registered nurse with two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University, became the youngest black woman in history to serve in Congress when she was sworn into the House of Representatives last week. A … Continue reading

Black teacher claims NY school district ignored discrimination and harassment, lawsuit filed

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NBC NEWS — A high school English teacher employed with the Commack School District on Long Island said in a lawsuit filed last month that she has been the only black teacher in the district for 17 years. Andrea Bryan’s … Continue reading

Cyntoia Brown granted clemency, life sentence commuted

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NBC NEWS — Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she was convicted of killing a man and sentenced to life behind bars. After serving 15 years of that life sentence, Brown was granted clemency and a full commutation … Continue reading