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  • New York to erect statue to first black congresswoman

    Determined to erect monuments to a more diverse group of history makers than simply white men, New York announced Friday America’s first black congresswoman was getting a statue in Brooklyn. Shirley Chisholm, who was also the first woman to seek the Democratic nomination as president, will be honored with a statue at Prospect Park. “Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s legacy of leadership and activism has paved the way for thousands of women to seek public office,” said …

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  • Cicely Tyson Officially Becomes The First Black Woman To Receive Honorary Oscar

    Cicely Tyson, 93, became the first black woman to receive an honorary Oscar on Sunday at the Governor’s Awards. Guests included Quincy Jones, Ava DuVernay and Oprah.

  • Now You Can Shop New York’s Only Black Woman Diamond Dealer On HSN

    The only Black woman to own and operate her own business in New York's diamond district is now selling her wares to the masses, thanks to the Home Shopping Network. Designer Sheryl Jones created a 12-piece collection, including rings, necklaces, and earrings, most of them priced under $300, and it's available on HSN. "It was an incredible milestone for me to have a jewelry line on HSN featuring what I am most passionate about: diamonds and gemstones" Jones tells Refinery29. "I have been thinking...

  • House Democrats just snubbed the first black woman who would have held key leadership post

    The Congressional Progressive Caucus lobbied hard for Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) to serve as Democratic Caucus Chair and become the first black woman to serve in House leadership. But in a vote late Wednesday morning, Rep. Hakeem Jefferies (N.Y.) defeated Lee with only ten votes. Her loss was a disappointment for progressives who had hoped the 10-term incumbent would […]

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