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When I heard that Mary Tyler Moore died it hit me hard. Like so many women who grew up watching her, including Sybil Wilkes, journalist Andrea Mitchell and Robin Roberts, she opened up our minds to the possibility of becoming journalists. But more than that, her ground-breaking show made little girls of all races look at […]

Actress Gail Fisher and her onscreen accomplishments have been largely forgotten, but she blazed a trail as the first Black actress to win an Emmy Award for her role as Peggy Fair in the CBS detective drama, Mannix. During the height of her career, she also won a pair of Golden Globe Awards. Fisher was born August […]