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Frank E. Petersen Jr., First Black Marine Aviator, Dies
Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died....


This Day in Black History: July 27, 1984
Purple Rain, starring Prince, made its box-office debut on July 27, 1984....


15-Year-Old Orphan's Plea to Find a Family of His Own Goes Viral
Davion Only, 15, who has been an orphan since he was a baby, has dreams of finding a family of his ...


Prince Prepping 'Naked' Piano Tour
The Purple One announces month-long performance run....


Commentary: The Legacy of Andraé Crouch
A moment of reflection for the legendary gospel singer....


This Day in Black History: April 18, 1983
Alice Walker becomes the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize....


This Day in Black History: July 22, 1946
Actor and philanthropist Danny Glover was born on July 22, 1946....


Under Pressure, Hagel Steps Down as Pentagon Chief
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is the first senior adviser to leave the administration since the mid...


Ethiopian Women Turn to Construction Jobs for Better Life
The nation's rapidly developing capital, Addis Ababa, has attracted young women eager for better pa...


Jesse Jackson Says Banning Affirmative Action in Higher Ed Is Like Ethnic Cleansing
Proponents of affirmative action argue that diversity works....


Guests Arrive to Say Goodbye to Houston in NJ
Singers Chaka Khan, Brandy, Roberta Flack, Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson were among those filli...


October Is Also National Domestic Violence Month
Nationwide effort focuses on combating an evil that disproportionately affects Black women — and me...


Wendy Williams Show Items to Be Added to Smithsonian Collection
The talk show host donated an outfit, a wig, her bedazzled mic and a "diva fan."...


Over-the-Counter Drugs: A Prescription for Confusion
Used improperly, some of these medicines can be lethal....


In the Kitchen With Celebrity Chef G. Garvin
TV host sounds off on cooking and eating healthy foods....


Alice Walker Calls U.S. a Terrorist Nation
Alice Walker will join a flotilla of ships this week that will try to break Israel's blockade of th...


Black Navy Veteran to Get Medal for WWII Actions
Carl Clark, 95, will be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with the Combat Distin...


Father of Missing Detroit 2-Year-Old Pleads for Help
After nearly five days since the disappearance of Detroit 2-year-old Bianca Jones, her father spoke...


Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" Among Songs Added to Library of Congress
The Disco Queen, Prince and Sugar Hill Gang are among new entrants as well....


Rev. Run and Vanessa Simmons Support Diggy's J. Cole Diss
Rev. Run and Vanessa Simmons support Diggy in beef with J. Cole....

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