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Black woman chaplain makes rank of colonel and history

The U.S. Army has promoted an active-duty African- American woman chaplain to the rank of colonel for the first time.
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Athlete power: ‘Shut up and play’ is tossed from the game

The sports world came to a halt last week as leagues postponed professional men’s and women’s basketball games, football practices, soccer matches, baseball games, hockey playoffs and tennis competitions as players protested the shooting of a Black man by police ...
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Eric English to become Henrico’s first Black police chief

For the first time in its history, Henrico County will have an African-American police chief.
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Former NFL player Jason Wright named president of Washington pro football team

The Washington NFL team hired Jason Wright as team president on Monday, making him the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history.
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Washington NFL team drops racist name

The most polarizing name in North American professional sports is gone.
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Delegate Carroll Foy announces historic bid for governor

Democratic state Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy formally launched her bid for Virginia governor Wednesday, using email and social media to make an initial appeal to voters in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Magistrate Judge Roderick C.Young of Richmond nominated to federal district court bench

Roderick Charles Young started out as a public defender and has risen through the legal ranks to U.S. magistrate judge in Richmond.
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African-Americans claim several prestigious Pulitzer Prizes

People of color and stories about people of color dominated this year’s Pulitzer Prize awards announced Monday that recognize achievements in 15 journalism and seven arts and letters categories.
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Late journalist Gwen Ifill to be honored on USPS 2020 Forever stamp

Pioneering journalist Gwen Ifill, the late anchor of the PBS “News Hour,” will be honored on a Forever stamp in 2020, according to an announcement Tuesday by the United States Postal Service.
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Gymnast Simone Biles breaks medal record with 25

American Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history Sunday when she won the beam and floor finals to take her career tally to 25 medals.
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Coco wins first WTA title at 15; Osaka gives up U.S. citizenship to play for Japan in Olympics

Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title.
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Go, Coco!

You don’t always need a high school diploma to graduate to big-time professional tennis. Cori Gauff, who answers to the nick- name “Coco,” is tennis’ latest phenom at a mere 15 years old.
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Lonnie G. Bunch III named to head entire Smithsonian Institution

When Lonnie G. Bunch III started working on the Smithsonian’s first African-American museum, he had no collection, no building and one employee.
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Head of the class!

Rodney A. Robinson, the 40-year-old history and social studies teacher who inspires students each and every day inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, where he has worked at the Virgie Binford Education Center since 2015, has been named 2019 National ...
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Breakdancing an Olympic sport?

Breakdancing, an art form started by African-American teenagers that has spread all over the world, may break into the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris as a new sport.
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