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This Day in Black History: Aug. 21, 1949
Loretta Devine, an African-American actress, was born on Aug. 21, 1949, in Houston....


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


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....


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...


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


Did Kevin Durant Leave Team USA Because of Jay Z?
Hov is at the center of speculation over KD’s departure from the squad....


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


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...


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: Aug. 13, 1982
Olympic speed-skating gold medalist Shani Davis was born on Aug. 13, 1982....


Leaders Call for Investigations of Pattern of Police Violence Against Unarmed Blacks
Leaders want Congress and the Justice Department to implement and enforce policies to end such viol...


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


Questlove: Hip Hop Failed Black America
Roots drummer ponders if the genre's assimilation into the mainstream impeded its future....

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