Producer, OWN Studios It’s been a fabulous Black History Month: Obama is living well, the Oscars were #SoMoonLit....it’s only fitting we end with a blast of phenomenal Black Girl Magic. Not only is our final feature Black History in the Making- she develops the stories of others making Black History before our eyes including Queen-Mother Oprah Winfrey! Corinne Gilliard is a rapidly rising Hollywood producer we’ve had our eyes on for over a decade. NBT

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Group of 8 African-American women to earn Ph.d's simultaneously at Indiana University Their names are Jada Phelps-Moultrie, Shannon McCullough, Johari Shuck, Nadrea Njoku, Juhanna Rogers, Demetrees Hutchins, Jasmine Haywood, and Tiffany Kyser. They didn’t all start together but their all finishing their doctorates in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. To give greater perspective on what a feat s, interim Robin Hughes, Executive Associate Dean states: “For a school that generally graduates between

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Co-Founders of #BlackLivesMatter Where were you when you first heard the words “Black Lives Matter”? It’s probably around the same time you heard that George Zimmerman, the officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was acquitted of all charges. The global community reacted with shock, rage, and grief as no one was left to answer for Martin's premature death. A devastated Alicia Garza took to Facebook to write was she describes as a “love note

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  It’s not easy for a woman to break into the male-dominated wine industry, especially a woman of color. The Wine Institute & Women Winemakers of California reported in 2016 that even though 90% of wine made in the US is produced in California, only 10% of those wineries are owned by women. Andrea and Robin McBride are two making black history with their vineyard: McBride Sisters, making them the first African-American sisters to found

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The Harvard Law Review has elected ImeIme Umana to serve as its 131st President - making her the first black woman in history to hold this position. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Umana studied government and African-American studies at Harvard as an undergraduate. She is now a JD candidate with Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Founded in 1887, the Harvard Law Review is an student-edited journal published monthly from November through

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The first thing you see on Kaya Thomas’ website is - Developer, Student, Mentor - however, Kaya is so much more than that, she is an inspiration. While still in her teens, Kaya was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and others during last year's Black Girls Rock ceremony. The young ios developer and creator of the We Read Too app, highlighting diverse books with minority characters, has contributed to TechCrunch, interned at Intuit, and has

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