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This Day in Black History: Oct. 22, 1936
Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale was born in Dallas....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 16, 1995
The Million Man March took place in Washington, D.C....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 21, 1917
Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, on Oct. 21, 1917....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 15, 1966
The Black Panther Party was co-founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, California, on...


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....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 13, 1938
Shirley Caesar, one of the best known gospel singers, was born on Oct. 13, 1938....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 12, 1932
Comedian and activist Dick Gregory was born on Oct. 12, 1932....


Commentary: Republicans Are on the Wrong Side of History
From gay marriage to health care, the GOP has opposed progress on virtually every major issue....


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


This Day in Black History: Sept. 26, 1981
Tennis superstar Serena Williams was born on Sept. 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 21, 1998
Florence Griffith Joyner, Olympic track star, died on Sept. 21, 1998....


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


Mo'Nique Reveals History With Domestic Violence
The comedienne gives Janay Rice props for sticking by her man....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 6, 1960
Rafer Johnson becomes the first African-American to become an Olympic Decathlon winner....


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. 28, 2008
Barack Obama accepts the Democratic presidential nomination on Aug. 28, 2008....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 26, 1968
On Aug. 26, 1968, Julian Bond received an invalid vice presidential nomination at the Democratic Na...


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: Aug. 5, 1962
Nelson Mandela is arrested on Aug. 5, 1962....


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...

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