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This Day in Black History: Sept. 2, 1946
Grammy Award-winning musician Billy Preston was born on Sept. 2, 1946, in Houston, Texas....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 17, 1993
Colin Powell gets $6 million for the rights to publish his biography....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 1, 1977
Blues, gospel and jazz vocalist and actress Ethel Waters died on Sept. 1, 1977....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 31, 1935
Eldridge Cleaver, a leader in the Black Panther Party, was born on Aug. 31, 1935....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 30, 1967
Thurgood Marshall confirmed as first African-American Supreme Court justice on Aug. 30, 1967....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 28, 2008
Barack Obama accepts the Democratic presidential nomination on Aug. 28, 2008....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 25, 1927
Legendary tennis player Althea Gibson was born in Silver, South Carolina, on Aug. 25, 1927....


This Day in Black History: July 23, 1962
Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 23, 1962....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 19, 1958
NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at Katz Drug Store lunch counter in Oklahoma City on Aug. 19, 19...


This Day in Black History: Aug. 11, 1965
The Watts riots began on Aug. 11, 1965....


Commentary: Sports Fans Can’t Afford to Let History Die in Silence
Aging Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, Ernie Banks and Monte Irvin have tales we all need to hear....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 1, 1996
Michael Johnson wins Olympic gold and breaks a world record....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 16, 2001
Stephanie Ready became the first woman to coach a professional men's league team....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 13, 1982
Olympic speed-skating gold medalist Shani Davis was born on Aug. 13, 1982....


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


Five Black Women on Georgia Ballot Make History
Connie Stokes, Liz Johnson, Doreen Carter, Valarie Wilson and Robbin Shipp will all appear on the b...


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


This Day in Black History: July 16, 1977
Janelle Penny Commissiong-Chow becomes the first Black Miss Universe....


This Day in Black History: July 18, 1918
Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and president of South Africa, was born on this day in 1918...


This Day in Black History: July 9, 1893
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first open-heart surgery....

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