More than a thousand people came together to celebrate the life and times of 19-year-old Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. on Saturday, the biracial Madison, WI…

Had to dig deep on this one. While giving thought to this year so far, I thought about the number of controversies surrounding Black men,…

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. by:By Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic This is an article that I highly recommend you read intently. You will […]

After weeks of controversy surrounding the university’s decision to award Diddy with an honorary doctorate of humanities, the media mogul took the stage to address more than a thousand graduates, even those who disagreed with Howard choosing him as the commencement speaker. “There were some graduates who thought him receiving an honorary degree when they […]

Will Smith is paying tribute to his former TV uncle and one of his biggest mentors in life. The 45-year-old actor took to Facebook to honor the late James Avery, his former costar on the hit ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, in a touching post which remembered the 68-year-old star for the […]

Reverend Al Sharpton sat down with Oprah for open and revealing conversation about his role in the civil rights movement, race in America and the moment that changed his life. The Rejected Stone author also opened up about preaching as a young child, and the day his father left his family. “I wake up one […]

Today is the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York and Washington D.C. The attacks killed more than 3,000 people, and shook the country to its core — leading the U.S. into two wars: one in Afghanistan, justified by the attacks, and the other in Iraq, based on a dubious […]

“9/11 was a huge wake-up call.” To varying degrees, September 11, 2001, changed us all. For the individuals who have shared their stories here, it was life changing. That fateful day was the catalyst that motivated them to become entrepreneurs or, at the very least, altered the way they ran their existing businesses. A dozen […]

The lead pastor of Freedom House Church in North Carolina sent an e-mail to her congregation requesting that “only white people” serve as greeters. Carmen Thomas, an African-American member of the church, reached out to WBTV upon receiving the e-mail. “I was floored,” Thomas said during an interview with the local station. “Like it was […]