5 powerful moments from Toyota’s ‘Let’s Go Places Black History Month Tour’

During the last week of Black History Month, Toyota hosted the “Let’s Go Places Black History Month Tour.” Several journalists from Black-owned media outlets joined the tour which took place in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Here are the five most powerful moments from Toyota’s “Let’s Go Places Black Month History Tour.” Madam CJ […]

NBC’s ‘Timeless’ tells untold stories of Blacks who shaped our history, culture

Sony Pictures Television’s series, “Timeless,” airing Monday nights on NBC, features three episodes dealing with the never-before-told stories of three African Americans who played integral roles in American history and culture. These stories of interest include: “Space Race” (EP 107) which follows the ground-breaking work done by African American physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson and […]

Oldest living Best Actor Oscar winner Sidney Poitier’s top 10 quotes

At age 90, legendary actor and Civil Rights activist Sydney Poitier (b. Feb. 20, 1927) is the oldest living Best Actor Oscar winner/ On April 13, 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and Black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963). Poitier plays Homer Smith, a construction […]

Madam CJ Walker’s mansion is for sale (photo gallery)

Nearly 100 years ago, Madam CJ Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire, built a beautiful mansion in Irvington, New York. Villa Lewaro is a 34-room Italianate manse in a neighborhood that was also home to Rockefellers and Astors and it cost her $250K. Walker was 49-years-old at the time and no one could believe a Black […]

Atlantans celebrate Black History Month with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is embracing it’s 41-year history with Atlanta by presenting six breathtaking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances at the Fabulous Fox Theatre Feb. 15 – 19, and offering a variety of activities as part of Ailey’s Destination Dance partnership initiative with the city during Black History Month. Formed at the cusp […]

14 Black inventors and their inventions we love

Madam C.J. Walker, nee Sarah Breedlove, was born on Dec. 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, she invented a line of African American hair care products in 1905. She was the first self-made woman to become a millionaire in America.

Do you know the 1st Black artist to win a Grammy?

There was a time in America that music was divided into popular and race music. But at the very start of the Grammys, the role of Black artists could not be denied. In 1958 the iconic singer Ella Fitzgerald was the first Black artist to win a Grammy. Fitzgerald was born on April 25, 1917,  […]

Black kid expelled for questioning Black history display that featured Whites

A Black student noticed something strange about a Black History Month display at his school. Instead of solely focusing on the contributions of Black Americans during Black History Month, the display also celebrated White Americans. When the Black student, 4-years-old, questioned the display that was called “Celebrating American History,” he was punished and eventually expelled […]

Auto critic Jeff Fortson gets a show on SiriusXM, premieres Black History Month

Auto critic Jeff Fortson hit the airwaves in July 2015 with an eponymous automotive show titled “Auto Trends with JeffCars.com.” Starting Black History Month, he’ll lend his unmistakable voice to SiriusXM for a 30-minute multicultural show that will air weekly. Touted as a high-energy, fast-paced show, it will be carried on HUR Voices channel 141, […]

Black history: Robert Smalls hijacked a ship and freed slaves

There are many untold stories of Black Americans who were a vital part of the emancipation of our people and the building of the United States. One such story is that of Robert Smalls, a slave forced to serve in the Confederate Navy and his daring escape that freed slaves and captured a Confederate ship. […]

Trump uses Black History Month to present his Black team to the community

To kick off Black History Month, President Donald Trump gathered together a group of Black, umm … leaders, that he plans to work with during his administration. Some of those gathered worked on Trump’s presidential campaign and were recruited by Omarosa Manigault and will work with her at the White House. None of the individuals […]

Black History Month: US Navy partners with HBCUs, minority youth in STEM

Throughout the month of February, the Navy joins our nation in celebrating the history and culture of African American and Black Sailors during National African American/Black History Month. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. Sailors and Navy commands are encouraged to use this month to celebrate […]

Black History Month: TV One announces epic ‘Creators of Cool’ lineup

With Black History Month approaching, it’s no surprise that networks are busy creating special programming to celebrate Black culture and reflect upon its complex history. Leading the way with a lineup dubbed “Creators of Cool,” TV One is among the first to announce their latest campaign, packed with a little something for everyone, including new […]