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Mar 5, 2015 in News by commentNo Comments
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Mixed Chicks: Black History Month Person of Distinction- Donna Marie Cheek

Feb 18, 2015 in News by commentNo Comments
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  Our Black History person of distinction today is Donna Marie Cheek, the first black female equestrian to become a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team. In 1981, Cheek broke the color barrier to become one of the team’s premier hunter/jumper competitors. With over 42 years’ experience in the world of competitive horses, she is […]

Mixed Chicks: Black History Month Person of Distinction – Maggie L. Walker

Feb 17, 2015 in News by commentNo Comments
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Our Black History Month person of distinction today is Maggie L. Walker. She was the first female bank president of any race to charter a bank in the U.S. Maggie was born in 1867 in Richmond, Virginia. She was a second grade teacher for many years until she had her children and became a stay […]

Mixed Chicks: Black History Month Person of Distinction – Donyale Luna

Feb 12, 2015 in News by commentNo Comments
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  Our Black History Month person of distinction today is Donyale Luna – the first Black supermodel! When it comes to African American supermodels, our first thoughts go to Iman, Beverly Johnson and Pat Cleveland. Even though these iconic beauties are modeling legends, Donyale Luna has earned the rights to be considered the first black […]

Mixed Chicks: Black History Month Person of Distinction – Viola Davis

Feb 9, 2015 in News by commentNo Comments
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Our Black History Month person of distinction today is Viola Davis. We applaud her for winning the Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. Davis is the star of “How to Get Away with Murder” yet another breakout success from another exceptional black woman Shonda Rhimes the creator of […]

Mixed Chicks: Black History Month Person of Distinction – Audre Lorde

Feb 4, 2015 in News by commentNo Comments
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  Our Black History Month person of distinction today is Audre Lord. Known for her strong political take on feminism specifically regarding women of color, Lorde has written countless books deconstructing many of the societal issues that plague women around the world. We champion her resolve and her fierce devotion to standing up against injustice […]

Mixed Chicks: Black History Month Person of Distinction – Serena Williams

Feb 3, 2015 in News by commentNo Comments
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  Our first Black History Month person of distinction is 2015 Australian Open winner Serena Williams. Ranked as number one in women’s single tennis, Williams continues to set and break records every year. Even though Williams and her family grew up in Compton, California, she did not let her environment hold her back. With the […]

Last Chance to WIN BIG

Feb 28, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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  This is IT! Last day to enter our Black History Month contest! Please be sure to tell us WHO has INSPIRED you! You can enter by uploading your post on our wall with a pic of your Black History Month inspiration and you could be chosen as our final week’s winner! The winner receives […]

Mixed Chicks – Black History Month – Jocelyn Elders

Feb 25, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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Our Black History Month woman of distinction today is Jocelyn Elders. As the first African American to be appointed Surgeon General. Elders is a testament to the strength, discipline and perseverance one needs to ascend to the highest levels of medicine. Born and raised in Schaal, Arkansas, she was the oldest of eight children and […]

Mixed Chicks – Black History Month – Ursula Burns

Feb 20, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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Our Black History Month woman of distinction today is Ursula Burns. She is the first African American female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. As the leader of Xerox, Burns is also the first female CEO to succeed a previous female CEO as she succeeded Anne Mulcahy, her previous superior in 2000. Born and raised […]