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Why You Must Read Morgan Jerkins’ Experiences in Black Womanhood or The New Book That Should Be on Every Howard Student’s Shelf
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Why You Must Read Morgan Jerkins’ Experiences in Black Womanhood or The New Book That Should Be on Every Howard Student’s Shelf

By: Monica Joseph, Life+Style Reporter (@monicaj217)   “I read so much about white women’s inferiorities, and I wanted someone to read about mine,” Morgan Jerkins said at the Howard University Barnes and Noble Monday, Feb. 5. Jerkins was discussing her new collection of personal essays, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of…

Alice Coachman: The First Black Female Olympic Gold Medalist
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Alice Coachman: The First Black Female Olympic Gold Medalist

By Ayanna Alexander, Contributing Writer Posted 12:30 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 Track star Alice Coachman made history as the first Black woman to win an Olympic Gold medalist at the 1948 London Games. Setting the high jump record at roughly 5-foot-6 and 1/8 inches, Coachman claimed the victory. Though she broke many records in…