Makin’ History Monday

Nick, Aaron, Zach, and Nigel Wade, quadruplets from Ohio, is making their entire family and community so proud! The brothers were accepted into Harvard and Yale Universities. Both schools had single-digit acceptance rates with Yale accepting only 2,272 of the 32,000 students who applied (7.1 percent), while Harvard only accepted 2,056 of the 39,000 who applied […]

With the endless amount of hair inspiration for black women all over the internet and magazines, it was only a matter of time before an app would be a part of the equation. It took three brilliant women to come together with the unique idea to create an app for hair inspiration for black women. […]

When Viola Davis accepted her Oscar Sunday night for ‘Best Supporting Actress’  for her role in fences, she actually made history! Ms. Davis has become a part of what the industry calls the “triple crown club”. She has won an Emmy, a Tony, and an Oscar, making her the first black artist to do so. […]

The Williams sisters ROCK, and Serena, once again, makes history!   Via Associated Press:   Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title, and her sister was right there on the court to give her a congratulatory hug. The all-Williams final — the first at the Australian Open since Serena won the first […]

When we browse Youtube for makeup tutorials, we typically look for artists in our age range, because they’re more experienced, right? Well, Aliyah Muse has definitely proven that age ain’t nothin’ but a number! Aliyah is a Youtube and Instagram sensation with makeup skills impressive enough to beat the faces of celebrities. Aliyah’s portfolio can hang […]

Meet Black Excellence by the name of Dr. Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Dr. Jedidah Isler is an award-winning astrophysicist, TED Fellow, and a nationally recognized speaker and advocate for inclusive STEM education. She is also the creator and host of the monthly web series “Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM.” Dr. Isler received her […]

“I was fighting for every black child in this country.” Those are the words of the very brave Zulaikha Patel, the 13-year-old South African girl with the natural hair of a goddess! Zulaikha is now a heroine for her country after she started a protest over a discriminatory hair policy at her school. Zulaikha was […]

You hear of stories like this and your heart just melts! This just goes to show that this young man will grow up to become a very thoughtful human being. According to ABC News, 8-year-old Jalen Bailey of California stated his bakery business with one primary goal; to earn enough money to buy his mother a […]

How brilliant is Ryan Coogler to use his skills and the social media platform to spread awareness about police brutality? With the help of a few friends involved in activism and the film industry, Coogler created a Youtube video series, ‘My Life Matters’. In each video, a celebrity reflects on their life achievements, while paying […]

Mattel has presented Gymnastics star, Gabby Douglas, with her very own Barbie Doll! Via Essence: Douglas’ new #Shero doll comes soon after her placement on the U.S. women’s gymnastics Olympic team. “It’s crazy. I never would have thought in a million years that I would be in this spot,” says Douglas. “Everyone sees me as […]

Leave it to Ms Angela Bassett to come through for the darker-skinned women, who has limited choices in skin care! Via Black America Web: The actress has teamed up with Dr. Barbara Sturm, her friend and a well-known skincare expert, to launch a skin-care line that addresses the specific needs of women with darker complexions. […]

Aja Brown serves as Mayor of Compton, California since 2013. the 34-year-old has made history as the youngest person in the city to be elected. Mayor Brown’s career started at the University of Southern California where she received her bachelor’s in public policy and masters in urban planning with a concentration in economic development. In […]