First lady Michelle Obama spoke passionately about the importance of education to the African-American community in a commencement address Friday, urging more than 600 graduates of Bowie State University to honor the school's history and to pass their commitment to education on to future generations.
Listen to Bobby McFerrin - onstage, warming up with his band - and it's like you're listening to an entire orchestra bubbling up through one man's body.
As a shrewd businesswoman with keen insight and endless aspirations, Ophelia DeVore worked for much of the 20th century to smash stereotypes and empower black women by teaching them poise, confidence and the courage to get ahead in a world deeply etched by racial discrimination.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke passionately about the importance of education to the African-American community in a commencement address Friday, urging more than 600 graduates of Bowie State University to honor the school's history and to pass their commitment to education on to future generations.
African-American entrepreneurs from all over the country have gathered in Ohio this week.
Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, which was founded in Detroit in the 1930s, speaks to Detroit City Council on Friday, May 17, 2013.
May 15, 2013 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- What: Black Angels Over Tuskegee , an enlightening historic and educational production that chronicles the stories of the Tuskegee Airmen, the black World War II fighter pilots who successfully broke the racial barrier during the Jim Crow era as the first African-American pilots in U.S. military history.
With nearly one in three people in the L.A. electorate claiming Latino heritage, the city election Tuesday could be decided by the brown vote.
If there is anyone in the world who should have some sympathy for what the Tea Party movement and like-minded conservative organizations are going through right now with the IRS, it should be NAACP chairman emeritus Julian Bond.
African-American adults living closer to a fast food restaurant had a higher body mass index than those who lived further away from fast food, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and this association was particularly strong among those with a lower income.
It's a well-known fact that Illinois has elected more African-Americans to statewide office than any of our 49 peers.
In 1995, Will Smith begged producer Jerry Bruckheimer to let him go to the Cannes Film Festival to promote "Bad Boys," despite the parent studio's insistence that a black actor would not get any traction with the international fans and journalists thronging the city's beach-side promenade, the Croisette.
When Beyonce Knowles sang the Etta James song "At Last" at President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration, the song could have had several meanings.
Raphael Sonenshein, the executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at California State Los Angeles, writes at the Jewish Journal about what he sees interesting in the poll the institute recently conducted of likely LA voters.
But don't let anyone try to tell you that the local Black community is to blame for AWC's plight.
For the first time in several years we have a mayoral race in which we have a real choice between three strong candidates, and anyone can win.
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