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Arlington, Va. – The United States yesterday confirmed the first black woman to the Supreme Court, making history. This also marks the first time four women will serve together on the bench, which is expected to bring more diversity to the table.

The Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC) celebrates this historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, the highest judiciary body in the land. “Historic and symbolic because she is the first black woman justice in the court’s history spanning 233 years. Symbolic and hope-giving because it communicates inclusivity to women, especially women of color,” said Dr. Tsehaye Teferra, ECDC’s President and CEO. “We welcome this move as a step in the right direction of diversity and equality: two of the most important ideals that keep democracy flourishing in America,” he added.

About ECDC
ECDC, based in Arlington, Va., is one of the nine national resettlement agencies directly funded by the Department of State. ECDC has been resettling refugees since 1991 and works with a network of affiliate organizations around the country to empower refugees and immigrants to become self-sufficient and integrated members of American society. For more information, visit


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