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NYC education chancellor steps down, to be replaced by first Black female chancellor

Richard Carranza, chancellor of New York City’s public schools system, will step down in March, he announced at a news conference Friday. Carranza will be succeeded by Meisha Ross Porter, a former teacher and school principal in the Bronx. Porter will be the first African American woman to serve as education chancellor in the city’s history.…MORE

There’s a reason why French bulldogs are such frequent targets for thieves

There’s a reason why French bulldogs are such frequent targets for thieves

The portly and petite French bulldog is an ideal canine companion: They don’t bark much, prefer snuggles and indoor play to long walks or games of catch and retain their puppy-like stature all their lives. Their popularity makes them a frequent target for theft, though. Perhaps the highest-profile case of French bulldog theft happened this…MORE

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987) overcame prejudice on multiple levels to become a key ally of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the most important civil rights leaders of the 20th century. An openly gay Black man during the Jim Crow era, Rustin was arrested for having sex with men at a time when homosexuality…MORE

NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

The name of Mary Jackson, NASA’s first African American female engineer and one of the barrier-breaking inspirations for the book “Hidden Figures,” will officially adorn the space agency’s Washington, DC, headquarters Friday. NASA announced its decision last year to name the building in Jackson’s honor. Members of her family, including granddaughter Wanda Jackson, are expected…MORE

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Black History Month: Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin overcame prejudice on multiple levels to become a key ally of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and one of the most important civil rights leaders of the 20th century. An openly gay Black man during the Jim Crow era, Rustin was arrested for having sex with men at a time when homosexuality was…MORE

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