Engage: IBM's first female CEO, recognition for first black Marines
Virginia Rometty, right, will become IBM's first female CEO in 2012, succeeding Samuel Palmisano, left.
October 26th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Engage: IBM's first female CEO, recognition for first black Marines

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First female CEO for IBM
“International Business Machines Corp.'s Virginia 'Ginni' Rometty has grown throughout her career by taking on challenges she's never faced before. Now she'll tackle something no one has ever done. Rometty, 54, will become the first female chief executive officer in IBM's 100-year history. –Bloomberg Businessweek

Telemundo adds English into a mostly Spanish lineup
"The new approach, reflecting the changing dynamics of Hispanics across the country, can be seen in the network debut of the Cuban-born television personality Cristina Saralegui as the host of a Sunday variety show, and in a crop of new telenovelas intended to reflect the sensibilities of acculturated Hispanics.” - The New York Times

Opinion: Single mother of 13 comes under fire after she dies trying to save kids' lives
"Most likely, if Zurana Horton were white and blonde, she would have been catapulted to the top of the news, her short and tragic story the stuff of People magazine covers and breathless segments on the Today show. But Horton, who was 34, was neither white nor blonde nor particularly photogenic ... was poor, unmarried and the mother of 13; she lived in Brownsville, one of Brooklyn's most notorious neighbourhoods. And she was black." - The Guardian

Mother of missing Arizona girl criticizes police, media
"Jerice Hunter has accused Glendale police and the media of shortchanging the disappearance of 5-year-old Jahessye Shockley because the family is black and because Hunter has a criminal history." - Los Angeles Times

First black Marines to get recognition
"Congress voted Tuesday to grant the first black fighters of the last military branch to accept them the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor. While the African-American Army Buffalo Soldiers and the Air Force Tuskegee Airmen have had some measure of renown, the first black Marines have grown old mostly in obscurity.” - USA Today

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