Sheila Oliver Sworn in as New Jersey’s First Black Lieutenant Governor

TRIBUNE STAFF REPORT  Jan 17, 2018 Democrat Phil Murphy was sworn in Tuesday as New Jersey’s 56th governor. He succeeds two-term Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Former Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was also sworn in Tuesday. She replaces Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno. Lt. Gov. Oliver becomes the state’s first Black lieutenant governor.

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Missy Elliott Becomes First Female Rapper To Be Nominated For Songwriters Hall Of Fame

By Kimberley Richards 11/07/2018 02:00 pm ET Missy Elliott has been nominated for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the honor, according to The Associated Press, which received a list of the nominees prior to the hall’s official announcement. The rapper,

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National Association of Black Journalists Rips Into Trump For Treatment of Black Women Reporters

By Chris Mills Rodrigo – 11/09/18 06:30 PM EST The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) released a statement Friday saying it was “appalled” by President Trump‘s “continued disrespect” of African-American women journalists. Headlined “NABJ appalled by President Trump’s continued disrespect of African-American women journalists and journalists in general,” the statement

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April Ryan: Trump Sends a Message When He ‘Denigrates Black Women’ So Much

by Josh Feldman | Nov 10th, 2018 American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan has a new op-ed in the Washington Post calling out President Donald Trump for his continued attacks on the press. Specifically, for the way he insulted not just her, but PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor and

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Stacey Abrams Calls For A Count Of ‘Every Vote’ As Brian Kemp Declares Victory

By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman 11/07/2018 09:09 pm ET   Democrat Stacey Abrams is not conceding the race for Georgia governor until “every vote” is counted, her campaign said late Wednesday after Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp declared himself the victor in the tight race. On Wednesday afternoon, Kemp’s campaign released

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Letitia James Breaks Multiple Barriers With Win In New York Attorney General Race

By Kimberley Richards 11/07/2018 04:35 pm ET   Letitia James made history on election night by becoming the first African-American woman to be elected attorney general of New York. James, the public advocate for New York City, also broke barriers as first black woman elected to statewide office in New

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Simone Biles Sets Record By Picking Up Her 13th World Championship Gold

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday. Yet it’s the silver she captured on uneven bars that the Olympic and world champion may cherish

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Oprah Jumps Into Contentious Georgia Race, Endorses Democrat Abrams

October 31, 2018 (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey plans to lend her star power to Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams’ quest to become the United States’ first black woman governor at a couple of appearances in the state on Thursday. After a brief flirtation earlier this year with a run for the

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