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Featuring fabulous women firsts! ‘Star Trek’ makes history with first ever Black female director: Hanelle Culpepper

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Hanelle Culpepper (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/Shutterstock) blacknews.com “Star Trek” has always had a diverse cast, from George Takei, who is Japanese, to Nichelle Nichols, who is African-American. And now, the popular TV series has Hanelle Culpepper, its first Black female director in the franchise’s history of more than 50 years. Culpepper is a…

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Featuring fabulous women firsts! Fabiana Pierre-Louis, the first Black woman to sit on the New Jersey Supreme Court

March 18, 2021

blacknews.com In June 2020, 39-year old Fabiana Pierre-Louis succeeded Walter Timpone to become the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court, the state’s highest court. She carries the legacy of John Wallace, who became the first Black male judge on the state supreme court in 2003. Pierre-Louis, who is Haitian-American, previously worked…

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Black D.C. archbishop’s rise marks a historic moment

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sunday Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory greets churchgoers at St. Mathews Cathedral after the annual Red Mass in Washington. Pope Francis on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, named 13 new cardinals, including Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who would become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn…

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Concerned Clergy Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia hosts virtual roundtable dialogue on leadership

August 28, 2020

Philadelphia, PA – Concerned Clergy Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will be hosting a virtual roundtable discussion. This is the first of its kind to take place in Philadelphia. In the climate we are all currently facing here in America, it is more important now more than ever that…

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The history of Juneteenth

June 15, 2020

JUNETEENTH.COM Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major Gen. Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that…

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White evangelical voters split on Trump’s behavior, poll shows

March 19, 2020

By Andy Monserud COURTHOUSENEWS.COM White evangelical Christians widely support President Donald Trump, but a new Pew Research Center poll suggests that support may be nuanced, with some members of the group expressing mixed feelings about his personal conduct. The poll of 6,395 Americans, conducted between Feb. 4 to 15, 2020, and released last Thursday, surveyed…

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A New York church has gone viral for its brilliant signs

March 12, 2020

By Katerina P. THINKINGHUMANITY.COM Religion has a very different place in our lives than it did barely half a century ago. In the past, it used to be commonplace to go to church every Sunday, and barely a soul grumbled about it. Nowadays, though, more and more individuals are acting like Homer Simpson and wondering…

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Know your numbers: men’s health initiative at Enon

March 6, 2020

Our annual Men’s Health Initiative will take place on Saturday March 14, 2019 at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue from 8a.m. to 8a.m. Once again, Enon will be transformed into a health and wellness center for men in the community to learn about their individual health status, through a series of screenings…

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