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Five Black Women on Georgia Ballot Make History
Connie Stokes, Liz Johnson, Doreen Carter, Valarie Wilson and Robbin Shipp will all appear on the b...


Party of Nine: Black Senators Celebrate Their Contributions to U.S. History
Sen. Tim Scott hosts a Black History Month event honoring former and current African-American senat...


This Day in Black History: July 28, 1917
A coalition of Black civic and religious groups organized a silent march in Harlem on July 28, 1917...


This Day in Black History: July 15, 1867
Maggie Lena Walker, the first woman and first African-American to become president of a bank, was b...


This Day in Black History: July 31, 1956
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was born on July 31, 1956....


This Day in Black History: July 25, 1992
Gen. Colin Powell dedicates Buffalo Soldiers monument at Fort Leavenworth on July 25, 1992....


This Day in Black History: July 27, 1984
Purple Rain, starring Prince, made its box-office debut on July 27, 1984....


This Day in Black History: July 23, 1962
Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 23, 1962....


This Day in Black History: July 6, 1957
Althea Gibson became the first African-American to win Wimbledon on July 6, 1957....


This Day in Black History: July 21, 1959
Pumpsie Green becomes the first Black player on the Red Sox on July 21, 1959....


This Day in Black History: July 30, 2002
Lisa Leslie is the first woman to slam dunk in a professional game....


This Day in Black History: July 26, 1998
Larry Doby and Joe Rogan were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 26, 1998....


This Day in Black History: July 10, 1943
Tennis champion Arthur Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia, on July 10, 1943....


This Day in Black History: May 20, 2003
Ruben Studdard becomes the first Black winner of American Idol on May 20, 2003....


This Day in Black History: June 15, 1877
The first African-American cadet graduated from West Point Academy....


Black History Month Exclusive: Meagan Good, Kevin Hart and More Quote African-American Films
Hollywood's A-list tells us the Black movies with the best one-liners....


J Dilla Recording Equipment Donated to Smithsonian
The producer’s Moog synthesizer and MPC will be featured at National Museum of African American His...


This Day in Black History: July 9, 1893
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first open-heart surgery....


The US, Mandela and a Not-So-Smooth History
For years, the American government did not look too kindly on Nelson Mandela or the anti-apartheid ...


Beyoncé Spotlights Black Heroes for Black History Month
The singer will educate her fans on remarkable yet "unsung" leaders all month long....

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