International News


Meet Karine Jean-Pierre: The White House’s first Black Woman Press Secretary

By Cat Swartbooi

U.S President Joe Biden has named Karine Jean-Pierre as his newest top spokesperson-the first black woman who has held the role.

This groundbreaking announcement underscores Biden’s emphasis on placing black women in positions of power. She joins incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Vice President Kamala Harris and a handful of officials and prominent judges that the Biden administration has appointed.

Rabab Fatima appointed as U.N. Executive Board Women Chief

By Tanya Maswaure

E. Rabab Fatima is a Bangladeshi diplomat who has held several executive leadership positions, including serving as the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations. She has worked in international relations for over 25 years. Her electronic footprint might be sparse, but her impact in all the organizations she works with reaches beyond what the internet can report. Most recently, she was appointed as the President of the U.N. Women Executive Board.