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This Day in Black History: Sept. 1, 1977
Blues, gospel and jazz vocalist and actress Ethel Waters died on Sept. 1, 1977....


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. 30, 1967
Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first African-American Supreme Court justice on Aug. 30, 1967....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 28, 2008
Barack Obama accepts the Democratic presidential nomination on Aug. 28, 2008....


Black Is the New Black: Number of African-American Women in Prison Is Rising
Black women are six times more likely to be in prison than white women....


Black Children Have Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes
New study finds diabetes risks rising for all Americans, especially among blacks and Hispanics....


Commentary: All News Outlets Should Stop Using ‘Redskins’
The Washington Post joins growing number of critics who call team’s nickname a racial slur....


Commentary: Where Are the Voices of Black Athletes About Ferguson?
Killing of unarmed teen continues disturbing trend of cops shooting first, asking questions later....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 25, 1927
Legendary tennis player Althea Gibson was born in Silver, South Carolina, on Aug. 25, 1927....


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


McDonald's Celebrates and Honors African-American Leaders With 365 Black Awards on BET
Hosted by Terrence J and Tika Sumpter McDonald's honors African-American activists and leaders with...


Obama Back in DC Amid Crises, As If He Never Left
August was for President Obama a cruel month....


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


Marvel's New Captain America Will Be Black
Plus, company further diversifies its universe with a female Thor....


Malcolm-Jamal Warner: ' The Cosby Show Changed the Way the World Looked at Black People'
The actor talks new TV roles and 30 years of the iconic hit sitcom....


Diploma of Harvard College's First Black Graduate to Be Auctioned
Richard Greener's 144-year-old diploma will go on sale on Aug. 6 in Chicago....


Black Arkansas Woman Named Oldest American
Gertrude Weaver recently celebrated her 116th birthday, making her the world's second-oldest person...


American Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria
Douglas McAuthur McCain of San Diego, an American fighting for ISIS in Syria, was killed, according...


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


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...

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