A black female naval officer has shattered a piece of the military’s glass ceiling. The Navy has promoted Michelle Janine Howard to the rank of three-star vice admiral, as she stepped into her new role as deputy commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces headquartered in Norfolk, Va.
She becomes the first African-American woman to achieve that rank.
This is the latest in a string of firsts for Howard, who was the first African-American woman to command a warship, the first female Naval Academy alum to reach the rank of rear admiral and the first African-American woman to be in charge of an Expeditionary Strike Group at sea.
Today in Black Herstory.
Warmup of the day! 7/2
I told myself I would stop working on this before midnight so I can keep this as the 7/2 warmup (so it got completely rushed especially by the end lol).You guys enjoyed the first Korra animation I did, I hope you enjoy this one too!
Ian Graham showed me this… fanimation? Is that a thing? One of them hashtags? I would hate the use of the word fanimation less than I currently hate the use of the word hashtag.
Who cares. This is sweet. Or as Emily Tetri said, “Day-um.” Nice work! And nice blog!
I picked up this amazing book at the Ghibli Museum. I had never seen or heard of it before, but it is Miyazaki’s original art and story concept for a proto-Totoro/Princess Mononoke hybrid, before he split those concepts into their own stories. As you can imagine, it is amazing. I can’t read Japanese, but I *think* the title is “Mononoke Hime.” Here is the ISBN number in case you want to try to track it down: ISBN4-19-860040-6
EDIT: I wrote “amazing” twice, but really, it is amazing. There, three times now.
Just realized that most of the stuff I’ve been stressing about isn’t due until the 28th! Crisis has been adverted (for now) and I can calm down a little.