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The new Barbies will feature the work of three celebrated Black fashion designers!

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In 2018, Twitty made history as the first African American author to receive the James Beard Award for Book of the Year, for his work “The Cooking Gene.”

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Prince's estate will be almost evenly divided between a well-funded New York music company — Primary Wave — and the three oldest of the music icon’s six heirs or their families

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LaQuista Erinna is the mother of a 6-year-old son diagnosed with autism. Recently, she took to social media to share a heartwarming moment between her son Jackson and his barber that has since gone viral. 

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The first internationally recognized Black American sculptor is getting her own US Postal Service stamp

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The quarter features a depiction of Angelou in front of a bird in flight and a rising sun with outstretched arms, inspired by her 1969 autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” 

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Will Smith 

Jay Z & Will Smith recently invested in a startup to help low-income Americans become homeowners

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 King is one of just two full-time women assistant coaches in the league, alongside Tampa Bay defensive line coach Lori Locust.

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Patricia Kingori has just been granted a full professorship at the University of Oxford, making history as the institution’s youngest Black woman to receive tenure in their 900 plus year history

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MATEO 

When actress Sarah Paulson wore the “floating” oval and round 18-carat gold Botswana diamond earrings at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in September, it brought the brightest of smiles from Jamaican-born fine jewelry designer Mateo.

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