Authentic Disruptor; Social Entrepreneur Janice Omadeke Workforce and Mentor Advocate

Janice Omadeke is a pioneering serial entrepreneur who made a life-altering decision to transition from her role as a corporate graphic designer to embark on a journey into the startup world. Omadeke stands as Austin’s first Black woman to secure a venture-backed tech exit, ranking among the first 100 Black women to raise over $1 […]

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From Humble Beginnings to Culinary Stardom: The Inspiring Journey of Levi Roots

Levi Roots’ incredible journey begins in a charming village nestled in the heart of Clarendon, Jamaica. As a young boy, he spent countless hours by his grandmother’s side in the kitchen, learning the art of combining vibrant Caribbean flavors, fragrant herbs, and aromatic spices. This early culinary education, paired with his deep love for music […]

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Black Table: A Documentary of Resilience, Revolt and Community at Yale

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action, the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2024 Spotlight Documentary, “Black Table,” illuminates the experiences of the largest Black class at Yale University in the mid-1990s. Against a backdrop of racial tension and societal upheaval, this powerful film captures how these students forged a supportive community […]

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Filipino American Chelsea Manalo Becomes the First Black Woman Crowned Miss Universe Philippines

Chelsea Manalo, a 24-year-old with a Filipino mother and African American father, made history in 2024 as the first Black woman to be crowned Miss Universe Philippines. Her victory, celebrated widely on social media, is seen as a significant step towards redefining beauty standards in the country. Representing Bulacan, a province north of Manila, Manalo […]

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Nigerian-British Politician Abigail Marshall Katung Sworn In as First African Lord Mayor of Leeds

In a historic moment for both the United Kingdom and Nigeria, Mrs. Abigail Marshall Katung has been officially sworn in as the first African Lord Mayor of Leeds. She assumes the role from Al Garthwaite, becoming the city’s 130th Lord Mayor and marking a significant milestone as the first person of African descent to hold […]

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Raheem Sterling Foundation Scholarship Program: Empowering Future Entrepreneurs

The Raheem Sterling Foundation has launched a scholarship program set to provide 14 students from King’s College London and the University of Manchester with essential financial support and mentorship over the next three years. This initiative, targeting students from Black, African, and Caribbean heritage from socio-economically under-represented backgrounds in Greater London and Greater Manchester, aims […]

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Fola Adenugba Champions Global Black Art Through ISE-DA

Adefolakunmi (Fola) Adenugba, a visionary leader in the art world, founded ISE-DA, an innovative art advisory and media platform dedicated to supporting international Black contemporary art. Adenugba’s mission is to foster a connected community that is passionate, knowledgeable, and engaged with art from across the African Diaspora. Her academic journey at Emory University, where she […]

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Breaking Barriers and Building Futures: Sydney Montgomery’s Impact on Black Students’ Higher Education and Equity

Sydney Montgomery, a distinguished Princeton and Harvard Law School graduate, has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree for her remarkable contributions to education and equity. As the CEO and Founder of Outline It, a cutting-edge writing software designed for students with learning differences, and the Executive Director and Founder of Barrier Breakers, […]

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Shattering Boundaries: Sharon Tucker Inaugurated as Fort Wayne’s Inaugural African American Female Mayor

Sharon Tucker’s historic moment occurred when she was sworn in as the new mayor of Fort Wayne, making her the city’s first Black female mayor. This inauguration ceremony, which was overseen by Karl Bandemer, not only marked a significant milestone in the city’s history but also represented a momentous shift in leadership. The event symbolized […]

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