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Camille A. Brown Makes History As The First Black Woman To Direct and Choreograph A Broadway Show In 65 Years

This is her directorial debut! Camille A. Brown is making history as the first Black woman to direct and choreograph a Broadway show in 65 years, Forbes reports.  Brown is an accomplished artist and the founder of the award-winning dance company Camille A. Brown and Dancers. She has choreographed several pieces over the years, including Once On This Island and Choir Boy, where she made history as the first Black female choreographer to be nominated...

Myles Rowe Makes History As The First Black Driver To Win The USF2000 Championship for Force Indy

He did it on the centennial birthday of NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott! Myles Rowe is a New York native who drives for Force Indy, a newly formed team created last year as a part of IndyCar’s Race for Equality and Change to bring more Black people to racing, NBC Sports reports.  Principal Rod Reid leads the team. He has hired Black men and women in every department, from the office staff to...

Sen. Brian Benjamin Set To Make History As The Second Black Man To Become Lt. Gov of NY

She formally announced his new role later this week! Senator Brian Benjamin is set to make history as the second Black man to become lieutenant governor of New York, The Root reports. Benjamin holds degrees from Brown University and Harvard. He started working at Morgan Stanley before becoming a managing partner at Genesis Companies, a real estate company centered on affordable housing. In 2017, he ran for state senate, becoming the Democratic...

Wisconsin Man Reunites With His Dog After Seeing Him On Television, Years After He Went Missing

A dream come true! A Wisconsin man reunited with his dog after seeing him on television, two years after he went missing, the Good News Network reports.  Dwight Gary’s dog went missing from his family’s yard in July 2019 after being scared by fireworks. The family searched but to no avail and eventually gave up hope.  Recently, Gary watched the WITI news team segment when they showed a photo of a dog...

Detroit Couple Celebrates Their 75th Wedding Anniversary And Credit Communication As The Key To A Lasting Marriage

They’re still going strong! A Detroit couple recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary, crediting communication as the key to a lasting marriage, reports. Albert Green first met his wife Myrtle 80 years ago, when the two were just 13 years old. For Albert, it was love at first sight, but he says he can’t quite remember what attracted her to him in the first place.  “Whatever it was, it’s still there,”...

This Scholarship App Founder Is Helping Students Across The Globe Find Funds For School

The app is a game-changer! The #1 college scholarship app founder is helping students across the globe find funds for school. Christopher Gray is the founder of Scholly, the number one rated college scholarship app in the world. A Birmingham, Alabama native, Gray always had dreams of doing great things but had no idea where to start. As a high school junior, growing up in a single-parent household with a mom...


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