Black History Month

What originally started out as just an interest in his own genealogy, became a publication from which millions of African-American suddenly called their own story. American…

I was just a teenager when Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. became the first African-American to walk in space. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Harris…

In 1985, Halle Berry represented the state of Ohio in the Miss Teen All-American Pageant and won. A year later, she became the first runner-up…

The cast of “Roots” talks about their ground breaking mini-series that debuted in 1977 and reveal what it was and also is like being considered part of such an iconic film. The film, which drew 130 million viewers, continues to set records and remains a huge part of Black History on the small screen. During […]

Richmond, VA – The Annual Tri City Step Show returned to the Byrd Theater on Saturday in Carytown of Richmond, VA in celebration of Black History Month. With a total of ten teams competing for more than $1,500 in cash, prizes and trophies, the crowd was once again not disappointed.  Special guest performances were also […]

Blacks or African Americans have built the foundation for this America. We are inventors, doctors, lawyers, professors, business owners, entertainers, ambassadors, carpenters and presidents. But in all of our contributions and accomplishments we still haven’t mastered “colorism.” Kiara Lee is a senior attending the University of Richmond majoring in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. […]

Where oh where would be without this crafty tool for our favorite summertime treat. We can thank inventor and businessman named Alfred L. Cralle, who invented…

Angela Bassett and Mary J. Blige visited ABC’s The View yesterday to talk to the ladies about their new Lifetime feature film Betty & Coretta, airing just in time to launch Black History Month specials and events on this Saturday, February 2nd at 8PM EST. During their interview, Bassett, a Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee, discussed the dual […]

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve highlighted some of the first Black women who were honored for their achievements. BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Rosa Parks…

Born in the trauma of the 1930s, nurtured in the dramatic shifts of the 1940s and 50s, validated during the uncertainties of the 1960s and 70s, and complicated amid the technological advances of the 1980s and 90s, it has wonderfully articulated the hopes, fears, struggles, and joys of generations of blacks.

Dr. Dorothy Height was considered the “grande dame” of the civil rights era.  She was an American administrator, educator, and social activist.  She also served as president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years. Height was born in Richmond Virginia on March 24, 1912, but moved with her family to Rankin Pennsylvania […]