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Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act
President Obama pays tribute to President Lyndon Johnson who signed the Civil Rights Act into law....


Obama to Headline Civil Rights Summit in Texas
President Obama and other leaders to honor Lyndon B. Johnson's contributions....


This Day in Black History: July 2, 1964
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law....


This Day in Black History: July 19, 1971
Patricia Roberts Harris assumes her second cabinet post as Secretary of Health and Human Services....


Commentary: The Kennedy Affection Felt by So Many Black Americans
For Black Americans of a certain era, John F. Kennedy is a highly beloved figure, largely because o...


Historic Civil Rights Act of 1965 Celebrates a Bittersweet Birthday
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 turns 48 today, and since it was signed into law it has been met with...


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965....


Obama Sees Biggest Divide Since Johnson-Goldwater
President Obama begins to frame the general election with a speech on the nation's economic divide....


MLK III Reflects on Voting Rights as Congress Honors His Parents
Martin Luther King III came to Washington to receive a posthumous gold medal for his parents, but s...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 17, 1927
Eartha Kitt, the legendary actress and singer, was born Jan. 17, 1927....


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....


Michael Dyson Set Out to Remind Us About the Real Dr. King in Book
The college professor and social commentator talked to BET.com about his book on Dr. King, "April 4...


What's Next for the Voting Rights Act?
Black leaders discuss the future of the Voting Rights Act....


Does Obama Need to Find His Inner LBJ?
Critics say Obama may need to get tougher with Congress....


Race Enters the Race | News | BET.com
Posted Jan. 14, 2008 – Sen. Hillary Clinton, who’s been getting blasted all over Black America for ...


Shocked by Barack | News | BET.com
Posted Jan. 28, 2008 – Hillary Clinton thought she had it made. :: AD :: After eight years of watch...


Audra McDonald Wins a Historic Sixth Tony Award
Plus, Kenny Leon's Raisin in the Sun takes Best Revival and more....


Record Gains for U.S. Poverty with Elections Looming
Record Gains for U.S. Poverty with Elections Looming...


Could Obama Pass on 2012 Reelection Bid?
Could Obama Pass on 2012 Reelection Bid?...


Legendary CBS Anchor Walter Cronkite Dies at 92
Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92....

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