C. Steven McGann (1951 – )

C. Steven McGann joined the Foreign Service in 1992 and has since attained the status of Career member, Senior Foreign Service, with the rank of Minister-Counselor (FE-MC).  His overseas posts have included Taiwan, Zaire, South Africa, Australia, and Kenya. A member of the United States … Read MoreC. Steven McGann (1951 – )

Patrick Gaspard (1967- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Patrick Gaspard’s career in politics and diplomacy spans three decades. Gaspard’s work has involved him in politics at the city and national level and has put him in contact with constituencies traditionally associated with the Democratic Party. As of this writing, … Read MorePatrick Gaspard (1967- )

Tulinabo Salama Mushingi (1957 – )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Dr. Tulinabo S. Mushingi is currently the U.S. Ambassador to the West African nation of Burkina Faso.  After nomination by President Barack Obama and his confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Mushingi arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and began … Read MoreTulinabo Salama Mushingi (1957 – )

Ericka Yadira Cruz Escalante (1981- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Ericka Yadira Cruz Escalante became the first Miss Mexico of African descent. With that victory she completed in the Miss Universe pageant in Roberto Clemente Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2002. Cruz was born in Mérida, Yucatán, México, on … Read MoreEricka Yadira Cruz Escalante (1981- )

Larry L. Palmer (1949- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" On November 1, 2011, President Barack H. Obama appointed Larry L. Palmer the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. On March 30, 2012, the U.S. Senate confirmed Palmer’s nomination and he reported to his post in Bridgetown, Barbados. … Read MoreLarry L. Palmer (1949- )

Roland Wentworth Boniface Bullen (1944- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Roland Wentworth Bullen was born on Carriacou, one of the six islands that comprise the nation of Grenada. The product of a prominent family that owned several businesses, including the popular restaurant “Callaloo,” Bullen arrived in the United States in 1966. … Read MoreRoland Wentworth Boniface Bullen (1944- )

The Oblate Sisters of Providence (1828- )

The Oblate Sisters in Baltimore, Late 19th Century “Image Ownership: Public Domain” The Oblate Sisters of Providence was the first successful order of Roman Catholic nuns of African descent. Establishing an order of black sisters first started in Kentucky in 1812 under the encouragement of … Read MoreThe Oblate Sisters of Providence (1828- )

Patient Zero: Thomas Eric Duncan and the Ebola Crisis in West Africa and the United States

  Thomas Eric Duncan at a Party in Monrovia, Liberia, 2011 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” In the following article Dr. Clarence Spigner, Professor of Public Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, describes the life of the first patient to die of Ebola on U.S. … Read MorePatient Zero: Thomas Eric Duncan and the Ebola Crisis in West Africa and the United States

Edgar Enrique Renteria (1975- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Major League Baseball shortstop Edgar Renteria is Colombia’s most successful player in U.S. baseball history as well as its most prominent athlete of African descent. During his 16 years in the U.S. major leagues he played for seven different teams. Renteria … Read MoreEdgar Enrique Renteria (1975- )