Supreme Court Justice Jackson Proclaims: ‘We’ve Made It All Of Us’
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson earned confirmation with a 53-47 vote, breaking the glass ceiling after America’s first Black woman Vice President, Kamala Harris, presided over the process to confirm her. This is going to let so much sunshine on so many young women, so many young Black women,” Biden offered. Ironically, Republicans changed the rules for Supreme Court nominees in 2017 to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch, a pick of former President Donald Trump. While all 50 Democrats in the U.S. Senate voted in favor of Jackson, Sens. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Justice Thurgood Marshall, and my personal heroine, Judge Constance Baker Motley,” Jackson said.thewestsidegazette.com
Judge Jackson on her ascension to the Supreme Court: 'I am the dream and the hope of the slave.'
Speaking at the White House on Friday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson delivered remarks about the historic nature of being the first African American woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Speaking about the sacrifice of African Americans who made the moment possible, Jackson quoted Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise," saying, "I am the dream and the hope of the slave."news.yahoo.com
US Treasury confirms Harriet Tubman $20 bill is coming — but here’s why you’ll have to wait
Contrary to the many speculations online, the Harriet Tubman $20 bill is on track to debut to the public in […] The post US Treasury confirms Harriet Tubman $20 bill is coming — but here’s why you’ll have to wait appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Maya Angelou First Black Woman on U.S. Coin
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMediaFamous author and noted civil rights leader Maya Angelou became the first African American woman featured on the 25-cent coin. Reportedly, the Angelou coin is the first in a series designed to celebrate the accomplishments of American women. The commemorative new coin features Angelou with her arms uplifted a bird in flight and a rising sun behind her. “Excited to announce that Maya Angelou becomes the first Black woman to appear on a U.S. quarter,” California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee wrote on Twitter. “The phenomenal women who shaped American history have gone unrecognized for too long – especially women of color,” Rep. Lee wrote.thewestsidegazette.com
Martha Stewart's Apple Dumplings | Martha Bakes Recipes
Martha Stewart shares the recipe for the most tender Apple Dumplings, a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert. If you're torn between making spice-filled baked apples or your favorite apple pie, this recipe combines the best of both worlds!news.yahoo.com
US Mint to honor astronaut Sally Ride on 'American Women' quarter
The first female U.S. astronaut to fly into space will be honored by the United States Mint in 2022, leading off a new series of circulating coins depicting notable American women. Sally Ride will be featured as part of the American Women Quarters Program.space.com
10 incredible female poets for Women’s History Month
Every March, we celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month. Below are 10 powerful women who have shaped American poetry and inspired a new generation of female poets, curated by Staff Culture Writer Layomi Adeojo:Rupi KaurEmbed from Getty ImagesIf you’re on Instagram, you’ve likely stumbled across Kaur’s work. Her poetry, which features bold writing coupled with simple, yet compelling illustrations, touches on themes like love, femininity and identity. Emily DickinsonEmbed from Getty ImagesOne of the most famous poets in US history, Emily Dickinson ushered in a new era of poetry that experimented with non-traditional forms of poetry. In addition to writing poetry, she has also authored a nonfiction book titled “Minor Feelings”, which provides a close examination of America’s racial consciousness and Anti-Asian racism.themiamihurricane.com
Curry, WNBA players receive Jackie Robinson award from NAACP
The NAACP has given him its Jackie Robinson Sports Award. And, for the first time, the nation's oldest civil rights organization is recognizing more than one person by honoring the WNBA Players Association. Ad“I am so proud of the WNBA players for this well-deserved recognition of their continued activism and advocacy for social justice and equality," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement provided to the AP. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, outspoken on many issues himself, admires the WNBA players for their activism. “I love what the WNBA players have done.
Interest continues to grow in inaugural poet Amanda Gorman
Eric and Tess from Pasadena, Calif., enter the Skylight Book store, decorated with a poster of American poet Amanda Gorman, in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)NEW YORK – Within hours of Amanda Gorman's reading of the inaugural poem last week, bookstores were hearing from their customers. Gorman, who at 17 became the country's National Youth Poet Laureate, is a longtime Los Angeles resident who credits poetry with helping her work on a speech impediment. Gorman is by far the youngest of the poets to read at presidential inaugurations since Robert Frost was invited to John F. Kennedy's in 1961.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: ‘Even as we grieved, we grew.’
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew." Did you catch the 2 @HamiltonMusical references in the inaugural poem? “That day gave me a second wave of energy to finish the poem,” Gorman told the AP. Two other books come out in September — the illustrated “Change Sings” and a volume of her inaugural poem and other works.
Meet 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history
Amanda Gorman will become the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history today when she recites her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President-elect Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony Wednesday. The 22-year-old Los Angeles resident and daughter of a school teacher began writing at an early age in an attempt to cope with a speech impediment. Gorman credits the support of the group for allowing her to chase her dreams as a writer, reports CBS Los Angeles. By age 16, she was named the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, and a few years later while studying sociology at Harvard, she became the first National Youth Poet Laureate. "Now more than ever, the United States needs an inaugural poem," Gorman said.cnbc.com
Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural
The country's next inaugural poet is an old pro at ceremonial occasions and she's only 22. (Kelia Anne/Sun Literary Arts via AP)NEW YORK – At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in memory, and she has made news before. In 2014, she was named the first Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, and three years later she became the country's first National Youth Poet Laureate. She is calling her inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb” while otherwise declining to preview any lines.
Still rising: Lewis Hamilton makes F1 history with 92nd win
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Observers questioned the move and in 2013 Hamilton won only one race while Vettel finished the season with 13. Hamilton was dominant in 2015, sealing his third F1 title at the U.S. Grand Prix with three races to spare. 2, Hamilton won the next two championships in 2017 and 2018 as Vettel blew midseason leads for Ferrari. Last year's title was emphatic as Hamilton won 11 races compared to three for Bottas, finishing 87 points clear of him.
Students recite Maya Angelou's masterpiece "Caged Bird"
Students recite Maya Angelou's masterpiece "Caged Bird" Students from the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. read from her famed poem “Caged Bird” about the struggle for freedom. Angelou passed away Wednesday at 86 years old.cbsnews.com
Gayle King reflects on the late poet Maya Angelou
Gayle King reflects on the late poet Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," died in her sleep at the age of 86. Gayle King shares about her personal relationship with Angelou, the creative who grew up in poverty and rose to great heights.cbsnews.com