black history month

The president praised the historical figure during a routable with Black leaders.

There aren’t many people out there who make rocket science look easy. Somehow, Dr. Mae Jemison has done it for almost 30 years with grace and style. Jemison’s claim to fame is being the first African-American woman to enter space during her trip on the Endeavor in 1992. However, her life had an ordinary start […]

With a shimmy and a shake, 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin opened her arms wide and gave the Leader of the Free World, a Black man, a huge hug.

In honor of Black History Month, Christian rapper Lecrae — whose highly praised three-part mixtape series Church Clothes carries his powerful message of faith — reflects on the nation’s rich…

In celebration of Black History Month, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a special event in honor of the contributions women of color have made to…

Don’t let Diane Nash’s small role in the film "Selma" fool you. She was a crucial figure in the Freedom Rides, the lunch counter sit-ins, protests for Blacks’ voting rights and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

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 […]

Just in time for Black History Month, a new postage stamp will honor pioneering New York congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. According to reports, the latest addition to the U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage series was introduced to several member of Congress at the First-Day-Of-Issue Ceremony in Brooklyn on Friday. MUST READ: SISTA CINEMA: 5 Notable Films To […]