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This Day in Black History: March 5, 1985
The Postal Service issues a stamp in honor of Mary McLeod Bethune on March 5, 1985....


Trailblazing Black Journalist Gets Recognized With Honorary Scholarship
Harry McAlpin broke color lines at the White House in 1944 by becoming the first Black journalist p...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 31, 1943
Broadway star Etta Moten Barnett became the first Black person to sing at the White House....


This Day in Black History: Dec. 5, 1935
The National Council of Negro Women was founded on Dec. 5, 1935....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 27, 1879
Newspaper publisher and lawyer Robert Lee Vann was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina, on Aug. 27, 187...


Commentary: Why Obama Deserved Time's Person of the Year Award
The selection of President Obama as Time magazine's Person of the Year was a fitting one. Here's wh...


This Day in Black History: Dec. 29, 1907
Dr. Robert C. Weaver, the first Black member of a presidential cabinet, is born in Washington, D.C....


Montford Point Marines to Receive the Congressional Gold Medal
The Montford Point Marines have had to wait a long time to receive Congress's highest civilian hono...


This Day in Black History: June 18, 1941
A. Philip Randolph forces President Roosevelt to issue an executive order banning racism in hiring ...


This Day in Black History: May 9, 1963
Arthur Wergs Mitchell, the first Black Democrat elected to Congress, died in Petersburg, Virginia, ...


In a First, Black Voter Turnout Rate Passes Whites
Black voters overwhelmingly turned out for President Obama, while many whites stayed home....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 29, 1997
Eddie Robinson coached his last football game at Grambling State University....


In Turnabout, Dems Say GOP Has Dropped Job Focus
WASHINGTON – Republicans won dozens of elections last fall after claiming Democrats had focus...


Conyers Has “Had It” With Obama
Rep. John Conyers is fed up with President Obama, who he claims is not advocating for the nation's ...


Commentary: The Republican Party's War on Black People?
When middle-class white voters wake up, they'll see just whose side the GOP is really on....


Transcript: President Obama's Democratic National Convention Address
In his Democratic National Convention speech on Thursday, President Barack Obama laid out the reaso...


'People's History' Author Howard Zinn Dies at 87
'People's History' Author Howard Zinn Dies at 87...


Obama Order on Abortion Locks in Health Care Votes
Obama Order on Abortion Locks in Health Care Votes...