Janet Collins, the first Black prima ballerina at The Metropolitan Opera in her dressing room on the night of her debut, November 11, 1951.

If you’ve been pining for a Foxy Brown television adaptation, then your prayers have been answered. Meagan Good will be starring as the iconic lead in Hulu’s new reboot. Good will not only take on Pam Grier‘s role in the upcoming TV series, but she’ll produce alongside her husband DeVon Franklin and his production company Franklin Entertainment. The show has also snagged Empire‘s

University of Central Florida’s first African-American female chemistry professor has been awarded a huge grant to improve techniques for investigating rape. According to the Atlanta Black Star, Dr. Candice Bridge was granted a whopping $324,000 from the National Institute of Justice to review methods for catching suspects of sexual-assault outside of DNA evidence. The funding will also give Bridge access to exclusive

East Baton Rouge Parish made history on Saturday when it elected Sharon Weston Broome (D-La.), the first black woman who will serve as mayor-president. Broome, 60, beat her opponent, Mack “Bodi” White (R-La.), in a tight race with 52 percent of the vote. She’ll succeed fellow democrat Kip Holden. Holden served for 12 years as the first black

A 57-year-old grandmother of 12 who admitted that college “was a rough four years” graduated from  Norfolk State University, a historically black college or university, alongside hundreds of students this past Saturday. Darlene Pitts is a hardworking woman in pursuit of higher education living in Norfolk, Virginia. During her time at college, she was working two jobs. But she had

ABOUT Singer and drummer who worked with Prince on the hit “The Glamorous Life” and who has collaborated with various other artists, including Beyoncé on “Work It Out.” BEFORE FAME The Latin musician Tito Puente was her godfather. The first song she appeared on was the 1976 single “Yesterday’s Dream” by Alphonso Johnson. TRIVIA She has worked with George Duke. FAMILY

ABOUT Jamaica’s first female Prime Minister who was elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2012. She has also served her country as its Minister of Defense and its Minister of Development, Information and Sports. BEFORE FAME She started out as a public servant in her hometown, and then joined the Jamaican parliament. TRIVIA During her

“ Helen Williams, the first African American fashion model to cross over into the mainstream,photographed by Peter Basch c. 1950s ”

Toronto, Canada – Viola Desmond, a black civil rights leader who led a struggle against anti-black segregation and racism in Canada in the 1940s will be the first Canadian woman to figure on a banknote. Desmond will appear on the Canadian $10 bill – replacing John A. MacDonald, the nation’s first prime minister (he will be moved

Lydia Polgreen has been named as the next editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, following founder Arianna Huffington, who was the first. Polgreen, a New York Times associate masthead editor and editorial director of NYT Global, said that it was a hard decision to leave the New York Times but that she felt the editor-in-chief position was a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” “I feel like we’re