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Black Excellence Weekly RoundUp

Because of Them We Can Weekly Roundup
 

Senate Passed A Resolution To Honor MacNolia Cox, The First Black National Spelling Bee Finalist

 
She’s finally getting the credit she always deserved! The Senate just passed a resolution to honor the first Black National Spelling Bee finalist, News 5 Cleveland reports.  MacNolia Cox was a 13-year-old Akron, Ohio native who became known for her impressive IQ. In 1936, just 11 years after the National Spelling Bee was instituted, Cox became a spelling prodigy and ended up qualifying for the National Spelling Bee held in Washington, D.C. ...

Debbie Allen, RuPaul, And Michaela Coel All Made Black History At The Emmy's

 
Black people made Emmy History last night! On Sunday night, the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted by comedian Cedric The Entertainer in downtown Los Angeles. There were Black people nominated in every category, 37 in total, and three people had historic wins at the 73rd annual awards. The iconic Debbie Allen became the first Black woman to receive the Governor's Award, RuPaul Charles became the most-awarded Black person -...

This Couple Is Celebrating Their 50th Wedding Anniversary, Crediting Their Faith With Keeping Them Together

 
This is beautiful! A Ghanaian couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, crediting God with keeping them together, Legit reports.  Dr. Samuel Y Boadi-Slaw and his wife married 50 years ago, recently celebrating their half-century anniversary with a beautiful photoshoot adorned in kente cloth. The momentous occasion was celebrated across social networks, the couple crediting their long-lasting marriage to God.  “We are committed to God, the institution of marriage, and one another,”...

The First Five Black Football Players At The University Of Georgia Reunited For The First Time In 50 Years

 
They made history! Five Black University of Georgia football student-athletes reunited for the first time in five decades to be honored in Athens, WSBTV reports.  Fifty years ago, in 1971, Richard Appleby, Horace King, Chuck Kinnebrew, Clarence Pope, and Larry West made history as the first Black players to earn football scholarships to the University of Georgia (UGA). Dubbed “The Five,” the men went on to make history; now they’re reuniting to...

The Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, Is Being Honored With A New Barbie By Mattel

 
Just in time for Latinx Heritage Month! Mattel recently announced their new Barbie, honoring the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, Mitú reports.  Mattel recently introduced two new Latinas dolls to its iconic Barbie lineup, activist Julia Alvarez and the Afro-Cuban Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz. Cruz was born in 1925 in Havana, one of an extended family of 14, Britannica reports. After winning a talent show and making a name for herself, she quit...

 
 


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