Black History

(Black PR Wire) Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) applauds the Senate on confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court in a historic vote today. Judge Jackson is the first African American woman confirmed to the highest court in the land by the U.S. Senate.   Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson received a […]

Black PR Wire) NEW YORK–The NAACP recently celebrated the stellar achievements of “The 51st NAACP Image Awards” winners during a special ceremony which was broadcasted LIVE on BET and simulcasted across 10 Viacom CBS networks including MTV, MTV2, VH1, Comedy Central, CMT, BET Her,, Logo, TV Land, Pop and Smithsonian. Hosted by actor and comedian Anthony Anderson, “The 51st […]

istory-making occasions are rarely recognized until they end up in the textbooks. As we face some of the most challenging and monumental events within Black culture today, there are plenty of moments that have made their mark on America.

Black women aren’t stuck in the roles of yesteryear. Over time, they’ve graced screens – both big and small – playing versatile, relatable, and touching roles that help inspire #BlackGirlMagic all over the world.

In honor of Black History Month 2016, NewsOne will honor the accomplishments of our Black politicians, organizers, entertainers, and everyday people who have undoubtedly contributed to this great nation.

From Serena and Venus Williams taking over the tennis world, to Usain Bolt’s Olympic wins, there’s plenty of inspiration for the next generation of sports leaders.

A rare photo of Underground Railroad hero and 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman sold at a New York City auction for $162,500 Thursday.

Can you spot all her nods to Black history and culture through her fashion?

The music world lost another of its bright stars in Leon Ware last Thursday, but the songwriter has left behind one of the richest legacies in the industry. As a songwriter and producer, Ware was behind some of R&B’s biggest hits and lent his pen to many a musical legend. Ware was born on February […]

Lola Jones, 5, recreated images of Maya Angelou, Madam C. J. Walker, Rosa Parks, and other notable black women for Black History Month.

1979 Frank E. Petersen, Jr ~ becomes the U.S. Marine Corps’s first Black Brigadier General 1965 Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by a Black woman in a major American city. 1942 Haki Madhubuti ~ is born in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is an author, activist, and the founder […]

1992 John Singleton ~ (film director) becomes the first Black director to be nominated for an Academy Award 1919 WEB Dubois ~ (activist) organizes the first Pan-African Congress 1940 William “Smokey” Robinson ~ (singer and recording artist) is born Detroit, Michigan