Are there currently 2 Black women on the U.S. Supreme Court?

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Is Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson the first Black woman appointed the the U.S. Supreme Court?
Did president Barack Obama actually appoint the first Black woman or just another white woman to the supreme court when he appointed current associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia M. Sotomayor?
Most of the American people understand that fact that justice Sonia M. Sotomayor is the first Latina appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. But, do a simple Google search on “what race is Sonia M. Sotomayor?” and see what you find or can not find.
Maybe there is a time when justice Sonia Sotomayor has discussed her own race. But, the news media and presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden have not publicly mentioned Sotomayor’s race.
What is not clear to most Americans is this, does Sonia M. Sotomayor self-identify as an Afro-Latina / Black Hispanic or as White Latina or White Hispanic?
There are many Puerto Ricans who self-identify themselves as “White” and then there are many Puerto Ricans who proudly identify with their African descent heritage and are proud to say they are Afro-Latino/Latina or Black Hispanic or African American.
In the United States race and Hispanic/Latino origin are treated as two separate and distinct concepts in accordance with guidelines from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Many Americans do not understand this fact.
In contrast, the practice of some organizations, researchers, and the news media is to show race and Hispanic/Latino origin together as one concept. The media is incorrect when they compare race population size to the population size of Hispanic/Latino (place of origin).  The news media helps with the confusion. The news media will often identify one as Hispanic/Latino/Latina as if that is one’s racial classification, when it is in fact not. 
Let us take a brief look at what the United States Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) states regarding what Latinos/Hispanics are:
Office of Management and Budget
US Census -Hispanic or Latino Origin
What race is justice Sonia Sotomayor
Now, let us take a look at how U.S. newspapers once covered Puerto Ricans in the United States and referenced them by their race.
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Puerto Rico Slavery Abolished 1873
Puerto Rico Slavery Abolished 1873
1932 Black Puerto Rican Boxer Angel Clivelle
1936 Black Puerto Rican Killed in Harlem -Mayor LaGuardia
1937 Black Puerto Rican Boxer -Attilio Sabatino
1941 Black Puerto Rican Boxer Atilio Sabatino
1945 Black Puerto Rican Women Prostitution Raid In Washington DC
1949 Black Puerto Rican Baseball Player Louis Marquis
1954 Black Puerto Rican Baseball Player Roberto Clemente -Pittsburgh
1954 March 7 Racism Against Black Puerto Ricans in New York
1955 Black Puerto Rican Baseball Player Pedre Alomar - Milwaukee Braves

1958 Black Puerto Rican Murder Case Tampa

1964 Puerto Ricans By Race in New York City 01

1964 Puerto Ricans By Race in New York City 02

1967 Stokely Carmichael and Black Puerto Ricans Statehood

2021 Afro-Puerto Rican Cartoon

2021 Afro-Latino Puerto Rican Cartoon

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