Jesse Jackson announced that he would run for president of the United States on Nov. 3, 1983.
The increase may be due to a combination of opportunity and changing demographics.
Toni Braxton, Nick Cannon and others celebrate this week.
Blacks want to become more politically active and in control of who serves in public office.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Dr. Ben Carson discuss the role race played in Michael Brown's death.
More than 15,000 people expected to attend the demonstration on Staten Island on Saturday.