Anthony Nesty. Photo courtesy: UAA

Anthony Nesty makes history as the first Black head coach to lead the U.S. swimming team to Olympics

Anthony Nesty, former 1988 Olympic gold medalist in 100-metre butterfly and the current Head Coach of the University of Florida’s swimming team – Florida Gators, will become the first ever Black Head Coach of a…

By Oji Benedict October 2, 2023

The first Black-owned footwear company has launched its inaugural shoe line

Earlier this year, Dr. D’Wayne Edwards joined forces with Designer Brands to establish the Jan Ernst Matzeliger Studio (JEMS), marking a significant milestone as the first-ever black-owned footwear and shoe factory. From this groundbreaking establishment,…

By Preta Peace Namasaba September 30, 2023
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Antetokounmpo family expands their portfolio with new investment in Los Angeles Golf Club (LAGC)

NBA superstar brothers, Thanasis, Giannis, Kostas, and Alex, are expanding and diversifying their family’s income streams. Their latest endeavor is a significant investment in the Los Angeles Golf Club (LAGC). LAGC is among the six…

By Oji Benedict September 27, 2023

Horace Dawson appointed CEO of Red Lobster

Horace Dawson has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Red Lobster, the world’s largest seafood restaurant chain. His journey with the company began in 2014 when he assumed the role of Executive…

By Preta Peace Namasaba September 26, 2023

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By Preta Peace Namasaba September 12, 2023

Introducing 7 influential Black figures in AI

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By Abu Mubarik September 10, 2023

Harvard is set to inaugurate its first Black President Claudine Gay on September 29. Here is what you need to know about her.

When it was announced last year that Claudine Gay would assume the role of the 30th president of Harvard University, the world’s most prestigious higher learning institution, there was a surge of excitement within communities…

By Solomon Mensah September 8, 2023
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