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Howard County's first female, African-American police chief sworn in

Lisa Myers, Howard County's first female and African-American police chief, started her new position earlier this month and was officially sworn in …
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Army's first African American female combat intelligence pilot speaks at Troy event

African American veterans will be honored at the Unsung Heroes Annual Appreciation Dinner Salute from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the American …
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Hidden History: Wichita's oldest African American church celebrates first female pastor

WICHITA, Kan. (KSN News) – The sounds of Sunday morning worship fill the sanctuary at St. Paul African-American Episcopal Church. Pastor Pamela …
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11-year-old female African elephant dies at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) —

Employees at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo are mourning the loss of an 11-year-old female African elephant named Bets.

Officials said the veterinary team noticed odd behavior from Bets on Friday, and while running diagnostic tests, her health rapidly declined. She died late on Saturday.

“We’re extremely saddened by the loss of Bets. This is a great loss to Fresno Chaffee Zoo and our community. Our veterinary and animal care teams worked diligently to assist and treat her. I’m grateful to work with such passionate and talented people. The team continues to work to understand the underlying cause,” said Scott Barton, CEO.

At this time, the cause of death is unknown. Officials said necropsy and pathology reports are pending.

Bets arrived at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo in May…

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Female African coders 'on the front-line of the battle' to change gender power relations

The UN chief was speaking after meeting girls from across the continent taking part in the African Girls Can Code Initiative, a joint initiative from the …
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Bristol school drops Colston name and replaces it with African-American, female mathematician’s

One of Bristol’s oldest state schools has decided to ditch the names of its houses – including one named after Edward Colston – in favour of more inspiring names who are better role models.

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School has a house system with five houses, all named after historic figures from the school’s, and Bristol’s, past.

That system has operated for decades, but from the start of the next academic year in September, they will be replaced.

The school, which is the only Church of England secondary school in the Diocese of Bristol, has come under pressure for its links to the controversial slave trader Edward Colston in recent years, and that included calls to rename one of the five school ‘houses’ which is named after him.


The school groups students into five…

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