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Commentary: Sports Fans Can’t Afford to Let History Die in Silence
Aging Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Ernie Banks and Monte Irvin have tales we all need to hear....


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: Aug. 18, 1963
James Meredith became the first African-American student to graduate from the University of Mississ...


This Day in Black History: Aug. 22, 1989
Huey P. Newton was killed in Oakland, California on Aug. 22, 1989....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 13, 1982
Olympic speed-skating gold medalist Shani Davis was born on Aug. 13, 1982....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 2, 2012
Gabrielle Douglas won an Olympic gold in women’s gymnastics on Aug. 2, 2012....


Commentary: Eric Holder’s Huge Imprint in Ferguson
The nation’s first African-American attorney general makes an unprecedented journey to the communit...


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act....


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: Aug. 11, 1965
The Watts riots began on Aug. 11, 1965....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 17, 1993
Colin Powell gets $6 million for the rights to publish his biography....


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: July 6, 1957
Althea Gibson became the first African-American to win Wimbledon on July 6, 1957....


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


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....


Full Force: How Can They Make a James Brown Movie Without Talking to Us?
The '80s R&B band talks latest LP and producing hits for music greats....


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 31, 1956
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was born on July 31, 1956....


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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