Beyoncé became the second woman and first black woman artist to win an ASCAP award for Pop Songwriter of the year; 2001.
Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. became the first black person to be trained as an astronaut; 1967.
Nicki Minaj became the most charted female rapper in history when her song "Only" reached No. 1 on the R&B/hip-hop chart; 2015.
Al Jarreau was the 1st vocalist to receive Grammy Awards in three separate categories: jazz (1977), pop (1978), and R&B (1985).
Chioma Okeke founded Choosing Nursing in 2015, an online program in the United States and Canada to prepare folks to pass the licensing…