Black Firsts

  Reuben V. Anderson made history this month in 1985 when he was sworn is as the first Black Supreme Court Justice in Mississippi. Born…

  Baseball lost one of its greatest ambassadors in Monte Irvin, who passed at the age of 96 this past Monday. Irvin made his mark…

Michelle King was named this week as the Los Angeles Unified District’s first Black female superintendent. King has worked her entire career for the district…

Earlier this month, Darcel D. Clark was sworn in as the Bronx District Attorney making history at the same time. Clark is the first Black…

Lt. Gen. Nadja West has amassed several milestones in her 33-year Army career. She was sworn in last week as the first Black U.S. Army…

While Lorrie Bartlett might not be a familiar name to those outside the acting realm, she has emerged as one of Hollywood’s major players behind…

Matt Baker’s rightful place in the annals of comic book history has been debated by followers of the genre. But by most accounts, he is considered…

Jeremiah G. Hamilton, the so-called “Prince of Darkness,” was a powerful Wall Street broker and considered its first Black millionaire. Hamilton used questionable tactics to…

CBS News’ 60 Minutes producer Henry Radliffe II was a producer for the popular new program for the past 26 years. Radliffe passed last week…

Abraham Bolden is the first African-American U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to a presidential detail. Mr. Bolden was fired from his post for bribery in…

  The NCAA tournament is about to determine another college champion and usually around that time there’s one school that seems to always be in…

Renowned author Langston Hughes once asked ‘What happens to a dream deferred?’ For most, that early desire is swallowed up by the realities of life…