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This Day in Black History: Nov. 26, 1939
Singer/actress Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, Tennessee, on Nov. 26, 1939....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 21, 1934
At the age of 17, Ella Fitzgerald makes her singing debut at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York...


Commentary: Why Michael Brown Never Had a Chance for Justice in Ferguson
The grand jury's decision was as disappointing as it was predictable....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 2, 1983
A national holiday is declared in honor of Martin Luther King Jr....


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


This Day in Black History: Oct. 30, 1945
Jackie Robinson breaks baseball color barrier with Brooklyn Dodgers contract on Oct. 30, 1945....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 19, 1921
Baseball legend Roy Campanella was born in Philadelphia on Nov. 19, 1921....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 10, 1957
Charlie Sifford was the first African-American to win a major professional golf tournament on Nov. ...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 18, 1977
Ku Klux Klan member Robert Chambliss convicted for murders of four little Black girls in the 1963 b...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 17, 1911
On Nov. 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University in ...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 7, 1972
Barbara Jordan and Andrew Young were elected to Congress on Nov. 7, 1972, becoming the first Blacks...


This Day in Black History: Nov. 3, 1983
Jesse Jackson announced that he would run for president of the United States on Nov. 3, 1983....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 6, 1962
The U.N. condemns apartheid in South Africa....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 5, 1962
Nelson Mandela is arrested on Aug. 5, 1962....


Three Black Politicians Make Congressional History
A senator, Black female Republican and the 100th woman are headed to Capitol Hill....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 6, 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act....


This Day in Black History: Nov. 5, 1994
George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champion in the world....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 23, 1940
Legendary soccer star Pelé was born in Três Corações, Brazil....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 18, 1951
World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson was born on Sept. 18, 1951....


Commentary: What Nine Words? Viola Davis Makes History Without Making a Sound
Last night's groundbreaking episode of How to Get Away With Murder made viewers proud....

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