The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm retired four-star Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III to serve as secretary of defense, the first Black person to ever lead the department. His nomination passed the chamber in a 93-2 vote.
Lloyd Austin confirmed by Senate, becomes first Black Defense Secretary. Austin is the second of President Joe Biden's cabinet nominees to be confirmed by the Senate. The retired four-star general's appointment was confirmed by a vote of 93-2.
BREAKING: Chadwick Boseman — star of 'Black Panther' — has passed away from colon cancer at age 43. His family confirmed the news on Twitter Friday night, saying “he died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.” Here was his moving SAG award acceptance speech from 2019
Nichelle Nichols almost left Star Trek after Season One. Why'd she stay? Because a fan of the show told Nichols she was the only Black actor on TV in a role worth having, and she was a role model to his children. That fan? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is what a black hole ripping apart a star looks like. For the first time, astronomers captured images of a jet of radio waves blasted into space when a star was destroyed by a supermassive black hole over the course of 10yrs. Read more:
I was discovered by a master filmmaker by the name of John Singleton. He not only made me a movie star but made me a filmmaker. There are no words to express how sad I am to lose my brother, friend & mentor. He loved bring the black experience to the world. ..Us at Cannes ‘90