St. Louis, Missouri has elected its first Black female mayor. Tishaura Jones has committed to the “reimagining” of public safety, stricter gun control, and the closure of one of the city’s pretrial detention centres accused of inhumane conditions.
31 year old Rachael Blackmore has made history at Aintree by becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National on Minella Times.
Stephanie Frappart became the first female referee to take charge of a men’s World Cup Qualifier on Saturday during the Netherlands vs Latvia game in Amsterdam.
Mother couldn’t find toys that teach children about black history, so she started her own toy company
In 2016 Tiffney Laing, from Ashburn, Virginia, launched Bevy and Dave to help parents and educators explore Black history through the leadership, rather than oppression.
The National Women’s Hall of Fame announced that Michelle Obama will be named alongside 8 other women. Michelle will headline the 2021 class of women when they’re formally inducted on Oct. 2.
Woman opened a sanctuary to take care of neglected animals and has rescued nearly 200 animals so far
Adri Rachelle, 33, from Athens, Georgia, runs the Wild Things Sanctuary from her farm in the Deep South. She’s saved nearly 200 animals including cows, pigs, ferrets and alpacas from being abandoned or mistreated.
Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest living person at 118 years old, is preparing to carry the Olympic torch this May in Japan. She has survived cancer twice, lived through two global pandemics and loves fizzy drinks.
ElleSolaire, an organization run by women in Senegal, was supplying solar panels to light up country homes that are off the power grid. Now due to Covid they have switched to providing the panels to underequipped, remote health clinics, where women are often forced to give birth in the dark.
SpaceX is getting ready to send four civilians into orbit aboard its Crew Dragon capsule and one of these people is Hayley Arceneaux. She is a physician assistant at St. Jude’s Children’s Research and once was a patient after being treated for bone cancer nearly 20 years ago.
As part of efforts to stamp out period poverty, all schools in New Zealand will offer free period products from June.