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Lena Waithe Makes Emmy History

Lena Waithe has made Emmy history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Waithe won for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” with series co-creator and star, Aziz Ansari. Waithe has also had a...

Marvel Launches Short Comic With Nigerian Girl as Superhero

    Marvel comics has launched a 8-page short comic book staring a young Nigerian girl as its superhero. “Blessing in Disguise,” was written by Nnedi Okorafor, and is inspired by the Chibok girls, who were abducted by the militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria (2014)....

Starbucks Names Its First Black Female COO Rosalind Brewer

Former Sam’s Club executive Rosalind Brewer has been named the new chief operating officer and group president of Starbucks, the company announced Wednesday. Brewer is the first woman and African-American to hold the position. Brewer joined Starbucks in March as part of the 14-member of the board...

Chicago Teenager Found Dead in Hotel Freezer

Police are investigating the death of a Chicago teen after she was found dead in a walk-in freezer in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont early Sunday morning. 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins left her home on Friday the Near West Side to attend a party on...

Spelman College to Admit Transgender Female Students

Spelman College has announced that they will admit transgender women students starting next year. The women’s college said in a letter that they will admit those who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman will have a committee to...

Laverne Cox Stars in Beyoncé’s New Ivy Park Campaign

In August, Laverne Cox announced that she was working with Beyonce´on a new project, and now we know exactly what she had up her sleeves. On Wednesday, the newest Ivy Park campaign launched, and Cox was front and center. On Instagram, she shared a photo...