Black History

On this day (February 26) in 1964, championship boxer Cassius Clay changed religions and become Muhammed Ali.

May 2018 will be a historic month for Jeanette Epps as she will become the first African American female Astronaut to work as a crew member on the International Space Station and call it home for six months.  Epps will be the fourteenth African-American in space and the the fourth African-American women in space.  The first […]

In celebration of Black History Month, DJ Mr. King and Cece will be dropping some rare, non-traditional Black History gems over the month of February. In today’s find, we celebrate Usain Bolt. In 2008, the Jamaican sprinter became the first man to ever set three world records in a single Olympic games. Bolt is the only […]

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?

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In today's Great Moment in Black History we celebrate Bone Thugs N Harmony: the first rappers to celebrate being poor.

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

NBC News Los Angeles reports the Los Angeles Unified School District is investigating a teacher who gave a word problem to 7-year-olds that featured slaves, cotton picking, “masters,” the "missus," and the “Big House.”

The U.S. Department of Education misspelled W.E.B. Du Bois’ name on Twitter while trying to pay homage to the civil rights leader.

The overwhelming success of the film Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, highlighted three African-American women who were instrumental in propelling the U.S. space program. The state of Arkansas has a hidden figure of its own in Raye Montague, who is the first person to design a U.S. Navy ship using a computer. Montague was […]

Oscar Holmes broke three color barriers in his lifetime, although he never set out to become a pioneer. Holmes was not only the first Black air traffic controller, he was also the U.S. Navy’s first Black commissioned officer and the military branch’s first Black pilot. Holmes was born January 31, 1916 in Dunbar. W. Va. […]

Members of the 333rd Field Army Battalion were honored posthumously by the U.S. government.