Three Iconic Moments To Close Out Black History Month

From celesbian weddings to political nominations, Black history month closes out with some truly historic moments.

Da Brat and Jesseca Dupart got married in an absolutely stunning fairytale landscape

Rapper Da Brat married her “twin flame” Jesseca “Judy” Dupart in a romantic ceremony on February 22, 2022 at the Horse Mansion in Fairborn, Georgia. The date holds a special significance for the couple, as Dupart told People Magazine: “We’ve been calling each other twin flames for a while. So this date, 2/22/22, is a significant event … . It’s relevant. It’s just real significant to our relationship. It signifies angel numbers, and it also is reminiscent of twin flames.” 

Their marriage isn’t the only thing the couple is celebrating. Earlier this month, the couple announced via Instagram that they were expecting their first child together. Congratulations! 



Niecy Nash and wife Jessica Betts are the first same-sex couple on cover of Essence Magazine

Niecy Nash and wife Jessica Betts have made history this month by becoming the first same-sex couple featured on the cover of Essence magazine. 

“Making HERSTORY,” Nash posted on Instagram Thursday, along with an image of the cover which featured the couple embracing, clad only in jewelry and Betts’ tattoos. “Thank you @essence for choosing The Betts as your FIRST same sex couple to cover [your] magazine!” 

Nash delighted queer ladies everywhere by coming out in September 2020 in the most fabulous way possible – with her “surprise” marriage to Betts. 

 

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Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to be first Black woman to sit on Supreme Court

On Friday, President Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer. Jackson, who is currently a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. District, would be the first Black woman to serve in the Supreme Court. 

“For too long, our government, our courts haven’t looked like America,” said Biden in remarks today. “I believe it’s time that we have a court [that] reflects the full talents and greatness of our nation with a nominee of extraordinary qualifications, and that we inspire all young people to believe that they can one day serve their country at the highest level.”

CNN reports that Jackson accepted the nomination in a phone call with the President on Thursday.

Jackson is the daughter of two Miami-based school teachers and administrators. After graduating cum laude from Harvard, she went on to serve as a law clerk for Justice Breyer, and, later, as a public defender from 2005-2007. If confirmed, the White House notes in a press release, she would be the first former public defender to serve on the country’s highest court. 

 

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