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Victoria Renee Woodards (1965- )

Victoria Renee Woodards was elected Tacoma, Washington’s 39th mayor on November 7th, 2017 and thus became the second woman of color to hold the position. Woodards followed Marilyn Strickland who served as mayor from 2010 to 2017. Woodards was born on July 16, 1965 in … Read MoreVictoria Renee Woodards (1965- )

Louis L. Redding (1901-1998)

Civil rights attorney Louis L. Redding was the first Black man admitted to practice law in Delaware. He argued one of the cases that formed part of the United States Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision. Redding was born on October 25, 1901, … Read MoreLouis L. Redding (1901-1998)

Timothy Harris (1964- )

Timothy Sylvester Harris is a politician from St Kitts and Nevis and the current Prime Minister of the island nation since 2015. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2001 to 2008, Minister of Finance from 2008 to 2010, and Senior Minister and … Read MoreTimothy Harris (1964- )

Philip J. Pierre (1954/1955- )

Philip Joseph Pierre is a politician from Saint Lucia who has served as Prime Minister of that island nation since July 28, 2021. Pierre is the Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Youth Economy and has been the leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party … Read MorePhilip J. Pierre (1954/1955- )

Keith Mitchell (1946- )

Keith Claudius Mitchell is a politician who has been Prime Minister of Grenada since 2013. He previously served as Prime Minister from 1995 to 2008 which makes him the longest serving Prime Minister in Grenada’s history, having held the office for more than 19 years. … Read MoreKeith Mitchell (1946- )

Gaston Browne (1967- )

Gaston Alfonso Browne is the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. He has been at the helm of the country since 2014. Before entering politics, he was a banker and businessman. Gaston Alphonso Browne was born in Antigua on February 9, 1967. As a child, … Read MoreGaston Browne (1967- )

Hage Gottfried Geingob (1941- )

Hage Gottfried Geingob, the third democratically elected president and the first prime minister of Namibia, was born on August 3, 1941, in Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Republic of Namibia. He was reared by his mother-figure Ouma Hendrina Thomas Geingob.   He began his primary education in the … Read MoreHage Gottfried Geingob (1941- )

Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (1980- )

Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Douglas was born on October 13, 1980, to Tina Douglas, a former dance teacher, and Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, a former singer, in Glen Gove, New York. She also has a younger sister named Kenashia “Shia” … Read MoreAshanti Shequoiya Douglas (1980- )

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (1979-2001)

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was a singer, actress, dancer, and model. Aaliyah was born on January 16, 2001, to Diane and Micheal “Miguel” Haughton in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, her mother got her involved in vocal lessons. She performed at weddings, churches, and charity events. … Read MoreAaliyah Dana Haughton (1979-2001)