2 Black students installed a vending machine selling beauty supplies after struggling to find haircare products near campus

Shirley P. Olin

Mia Wilson and Rico Ozuna-Harrison created YOUniversity Beauty vending Machines at the University of Michigan.Courtesy of Rico Ozuna-Harrison A new vending machine sells Black beauty supplies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Mia Wilson and Rico Ozuna-Harrison created the machine to give more options to students of color. […]

First Black woman on Alachua County school board

Shirley P. Olin

Barbara Jean Cliffin Sharpe was a 5-foot-2-inch fireball with the ability to empathize with whomever she encountered, but better known for being the first Black woman since Reconstruction to sit on the school board for Alachua County Public Schools. She sat on the board for 16 years and presided over Florida’s […]