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This Day in Black History: Nov. 15, 1992
"The Jacksons: An American Dream" premiered on ABC on Nov. 15, 1992....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 20, 1984
The first episode of "The Cosby Show" aired on Sept. 20, 1984....


Three Black Politicians Make Congressional History
A senator, Black female Republican and the 100th woman are headed to Capitol Hill....


Obama Names Loretta Lynch to Become Next U.S. Attorney General
The prosecutor will face a tough confirmation process....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 1, 1945
The first issue of Ebony magazine was published on Nov. 1, 1945....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 7, 1917
Jacob Lawrence, the noted African-American painter, was born in New Jersey on Sept. 7, 1917....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 3, 1983
Jesse Jackson announced that he would run for president of the United States on Nov. 3, 1983....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 7, 1972
Barbara Jordan and Andrew Young were elected to Congress on Nov. 7, 1972, becoming the first Blacks...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 19, 1921
Baseball legend Roy Campanella was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 19, 1921....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 31, 1950
Earl Lloyd became the first African-American to play in an NBA game on Oct. 31, 1950....


Three in 10 Americans Have Diabetes and Don’t Know It
Eight million people are undiagnosed for “the sugar.”...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 20, 1977
Walter Payton sets the NFL single-game rushing record with 275 yards on Nov. 20, 1977....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 30, 1945
Jackie Robinson breaks baseball color barrier with Brooklyn Dodgers contract on Oct. 30, 1945....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 5, 1859
Harriet Wilson on Sept. 5, 1859, became the first African-American woman to publish a novel in the ...


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: Nov. 5, 1994
George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champion in the world....


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....


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....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 18, 1951
World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson was born on Sept. 18, 1951....


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 ...

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