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Black History Highlight – Dee Rees

ABOUT DEE REES Dee Rees is a writer-director from Nashville, Tennessee. She received her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University and went on to attend  New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts as a film student. Rees was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Mudbound, which made Rees the first queer black woman to be […]

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Black History Highlight – Sen. Kamala D. Harris

ABOUT KAMALA D. HARRIS In 2017, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as a United States Senator for California, the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history. She serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the […]

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Black History Highlight – Cecil Williams

ABOUT CECIL WILLIAMS Cecil Williams is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina.  He received a degree in Art from Claflin University.  Williams is a professional photographer, videographer, publisher and author of 6 books. 

By the age of nine, he had already begun his career in photography, having fallen in love with the profession after acquiring a […]

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Black History Highlight – Rosalind Brewer

ABOUT ROSALIND BREWER Rosalind Brewer born in Detroit, MI. She is the Group President and Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks Corporation. She is the first woman COO of the company and the first African American to hold the position. As group president and chief operating officer, Brewer leads the company’s operating businesses across the Americas (Canada, […]

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