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This Day in Black History: July 11, 1905
W.E.B. Du Bois and William M. Trotter form the Niagara Movement....


This Day in Black History: July 8, 1972
Bill Withers's "Lean on Me" began its first stay at No. 1 on the pop charts....


This Day in Black History: July 10, 1943
Tennis champion Arthur Ashe was born in Richmond, Virginia, on July 10, 1943....


This Day in Black History: May 18, 1946
Reggie Jackson, a retired African-American baseball player, was born on May 18, 1946....


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


This Day in Black History: July 6, 1957
Althea Gibson became the first African-American to win Wimbledon on July 6, 1957....


This Day in Black History: July 5, 1852
Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass gave the speech, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" ...


This Day in Black History: July 3, 1944
Ruth Simmons, the first Black president of an Ivy League institution, was born on July 3, 1944....


This Day in Black History: July 4, 1881
Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, holds first day of class, with Booker T. Washington servin...


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 1, 1960
Ghana becomes a republic and is no longer under British rule....


This Day In Black History: June 10, 1980
Nelson Mandela, imprisoned for 27 years, wrote from prison on June 10, 1980....


This Day in Black History: June 28, 1997
Mike Tyson bites the ears of boxing opponent Evander Holyfield....


This Day in Black History: June 24, 1995
President Nelson Mandela cheers on the South African Rugby team....


This Day in Black History: June 19, 1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is passed by the United States Senate on June 19, 1964....


This Day in Black History: May 1, 1997
Alexis Margaret Herman became the first African-American appointed to the position of U.S. secretar...


Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox Earn Emmy Nods
OITNB star makes history as first transgender person to receive nomination....


Michael Jace Details Emerge: Domestic Violence, Money Troubles
Actor had history of abusive behavior prior to murder charge....


Omar Epps Schools Social Media Followers on History of His Skirt Style
The actor talks about African tribes and their traditional garb....


On the Record With… Dr. Robert K. Ross
Dr. Robert K. Ross's deep and abiding commitment to the success of young Black men....

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