Black History Month

If you’ve seen last year’s critically acclaimed film Selma , you probably recall Diane Nash’s character (played by Tessa Thompson) marching alongside activists like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel and (now congressman) John Lewis. Even though it was a small part, don’t let Nash’s small role in the film fool you. She was a crucial […]

If you’ve seen last year’s critically acclaimed film Selma , you probably recall Diane Nash’s character (played by Tessa Thompson) marching alongside activists like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Bevel and (now congressman) John Lewis. Even though it was a small part, don’t let Nash’s small role in the film fool you. She was a crucial […]

  Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, the fourth of eight children born to Louise and Earl Little.  Malcolm is known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz which is Arabic.  Malcolm’s father was killed by white supremists. When he was 13, his mother was placed in a mental institution while he was […]

TBR — Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. This celebratory month of events grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson has lived an extraordinary life. Through his civil service, he’s met some of the world’s biggest leaders including Martin Luther King and…

Black History Month may fall on the shortest month of the year, but network and cable television stations have jumped on board to celebrate our…

Jurnee Smollett wasn’t able to chose one moment in Black History that impacted women. She chose Black females who have made big waves in entertainment,…

The Violence Against Women Act is a federal law that will provide investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, impose automatic and mandatory restitution…

In the celebration of Black History Month, we’re honoring great Black music moments in history. So here’s a little trivia to see if you really know your Black gospel music history. Which gospel duo achieved crossover success on both the Billboard gospel and R&B charts two years in a row with their hits “I’ll Take […]

Condoleezza Rice, to date, is one of the most powerful and unique women in the history of United States politics. However, her many victories didn’t…

This is Troy Davis. He was charged for the murder or police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 and executed in 2011. Davis maintained his innocence…