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Model and designer Madame Emma Ophelia Devore, the first mixed-race supermodel in America, helped to establish The Grace Del Marco Agency, the first modeling agency for women of color in the United States. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/23595

Norman Seabrooks is the first African-American football player for the famous military training base, The Citadel. The road was anything but easy for Seabrooks, who joined the institution’s team in 1969. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/23445  

*President Barack Obama is set to appear on the Discovery show “Mythbusters” in December as part of a White House effort to promote science and math. http://www.eurweb.com/?p=58596

David H. O’Neal Jr. sits under the shade of a tent on a hot Thursday afternoon in Galveston with a story to tell. He is waiting for children to arrive, so he can tell them about a black man who excelled in a white man’s time. As the children seat themselves, the story of Richard […]

Kathryn Bigelow made history as she became the first woman to receive the honor – and she beats out her ex-husband James Cameron’s ‘Avatar.’