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Looking for Children's Books With Black Characters? There's an App for That
Kaya Thomas developed We Read Too to help users quickly find a wider range of books....


Police Arrest Black LGBT Activist for Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets
Ty Turner was detained at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, condemning the state's record on ra...


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


This Day in Black History: June 14, 1921
Georgiana R. Simpson earned a Ph.D. in German literature from the University of Chicago, one of the...


This Day in Black History: May 22, 1967
Poet, playwright and columnist Langston Hughes died in New York City....


This Day in Black History: July 3, 1944
Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of an Ivy League institution, was born on July 3, 1944....


Houston Candidate Accused of Deceiving Voters by Indicating He Was Black
In a small community college vote, a conservative white candidate is said to have beat a longtime B...


This Day in Black History: Oct. 7, 1993
Toni Morrison receives Nobel Prize in literature....


First Black Ivy League President Announces She Will Step Down
Ruth Simmons, president of Brown University, announced that she will step down at the end of the ac...


Toni Morrison Chairs Black Writers Conference in Brooklyn
Toni Morrison chairs Black Writers Conference in Brooklyn....


Mandela let blacks down, ex-wife says
Mandela let blacks down | ex-wife says...


This Day in Black History: Oct. 8, 1986
On Oct. 8, 1986, Nigerian author Wole Soyinka became the first person of African descent to win the...


How The Wire Can Improve Black Health
Public health officials are using the iconic television show to lessen racial health disparities....


Health Hero: Healing Our Community With Affirmation and Empowerment
Yolo Akili’s new book, "Dear Universe", can help transform your soul....


African Literary Pioneer, Chinua Achebe, Dies at 82
Pioneering Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe died at age 82, publisher Penguin Books announc...


Black History Month Rising Star: Dinaw Mengestu
BET.com talked to author and MacArthur grant-winner Dinaw Mengestu, and asked him about the signifi...


Respected Black Writer Dies
Posted Dec. 14, 2008 – Dorothy Sterling, known for her ability to engage young readers with her int...


Commentary: Why Baseball Needs More Than All-Star Brandon Phillips
Brandon Phillips is a Black All-Star baseball player, but the MLB needs more than just him to bring...


Commentary: Why Is Obesity Not Getting Black Women Down?
New research shows that obese and overweight Black women have better self-esteem than many average-...


Amiri Baraka, Activist and Poet, Dies at 79
This founder of the Black Arts Movement was one of the greatest American writers....

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