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Obama Celebrates Black History Month, Ahead of Selma Visit
The President and First Lady paid tribute to civil rights legends and unsung American heroes during...


Black Women Leaders Talk About the Power of Education
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts intergenerational panel of women civil rights leaders....


This Week in Black History: The First Black Woman to Receive an M.D.
Do you know Rebecca Crumpler?...


This Day in Black History: Feb. 26, 2012
Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26, 2012....


This Day in Black History: Dec. 10, 1950
Ralph Joseph Bunche becomes the first African-American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize....


Maryland College Cancels Black History Event Over Speaker's Views on LGBT Rights, HIV
Umar Johnson has made some questionable comments about HIV and the LGBT community....


NYPD Commissioner Says Cops Caused 'Many of the Worst Parts of Black History'
At a Black History Month event Tuesday, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said that cops have played a...


Philadelphia Eagles Calendar Features Riley Cooper During Black History Month
Team comes under fire for showcasing player who used the N-word in 2013....


This Day in Black History: Feb. 4, 2007
Tony Dungy, on Feb. 4, 2007, became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl....


Commentary: The Fashion Industry Must Stop Painting White Women With Black Culture
An industry that routinely marginalizes Black women remains obsessed with blackface....


Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month With the Soul Era
Take a look back at the style icons who influenced the fashion of yesteryear and today....


This Day in Black History: Jan. 16, 1920
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C....


This Day in Black History: Dec. 14, 1959
Motown Record Company, the first large Black-owned music company in America, was founded on Dec. 14...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 15, 1908
On Jan. 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first Greek-lettered African-American sorority, was founde...


This Day in Black History: Dec. 15, 2006
B.B. King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bush on Dec. 15, 2006....


Fandor Launches Spotlight on Black Cinema
Streaming service curates films on the African-American experience....


No Surprises at Academy Awards; Black Twitter Boycotts
John Legend and Common win for Best Original Song....


Jourdan Dunn Becomes Second Black Model to Grace Cover of British Vogue
The glossy was previously called out for lack of diversity....


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


This Day in Black History: Nov. 20, 1977
Walter Payton sets the NFL single-game rushing record with 275 yards on Nov. 20, 1977....

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