black women firsts

Today (June 30), Ketanji Brown Jackson made history after being sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

The latest queen to become a shining example of Black Girl Magic is a young woman by the name of Haley Taylor Schlitz, a 19-year-old academic prodigy that will soon be the youngest African American to ever graduate law school in the United States.

After weeks of anticipation and an intense Senate hearing, Ketanji Brown Jackson has officially been confirmed to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Judge. The historic vote makes her the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in America.

As a result of her courageous efforts to uncover slave ships that sank during The Middle Passage, journalist-turned-pioneering-deep-diver Tara Roberts has now become the first Black woman to grace the cover of 'National Geographic' as a Nat Geo Explorer.

An African American retired federal judge from Alabama, first in the state's history to be exact, made it his mission to speak out in protest of the potential nomination of Black female Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to occupy Justice Stephen Breyer's soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Supreme Court.

After securing a nomination for the role by President Joe Biden last summer, Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins rose in the ranks today to officially become U.S. attorney for Massachusetts and the first Black women to ever occupy the title.

Since being hailed as the first person in the United States to get a COVID-19 vaccine, New York nurse Sandra Lindsay has become a prominent face in the country’s biggest-ever vaccination campaign.

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams named Keechant Sewell, a Long Island police official, as the city’s next police commissioner, making her the first woman to lead the nation’s largest police force.

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he is nominating Shalanda Young to lead the White House budget office and Nani Coloretti to serve as Young’s deputy.