Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a day after he announced he is battling an aggressive cancer, said through a spokeswoman Tuesday that he is against the use of the Confederate flag on license plates. Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Texas’ right to refuse to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and […]

Now we’re going back in the day with SOME REAL BLACK HISTORY – as we feature “Commissioned” Originally from Detroit, Michigan, the six original members were Fred Hammond, Mitchell Jones, Keith Staten, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, and Michael Williams formed a group in 1982, 2 years after Fred Hammond played bass for The Winans. In 1991 Staten and Brooks left the group and were replaced […]

The black-and-white photograph of Rosa Parks on the bus looks familiar. She’s staring forward, reenacting her moment in history as if preparing for a place in a grade school textbook on the civil rights movement, conservatively dressed in a hat and patterned dress, holding her handbag tightly on her lap so as not to bother […]

We are taking it back on this Throwback Thursday..Remember this classic from Rev Charles Nicks & The St James Adult Choir….”I Can Depend On God”  

Historical Figures You Didn't Know were Black

Ruby Dee was memorialized in poetry and song on Saturday as the actress and civil rights activist was remembered by a large group of performers and notables. As CBS 2’s Larry Langford reported for TV 10/55, the star-studded memorial featured songs and poems celebrating Dee’s career, which was nothing short of extraordinary. Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald, and Angela […]

JULY 23, 1984 — 21-year-old Vanessa Williams gives up her Miss America title, the first resignation in the pageant’s history, after Penthouse magazine announces plans to publish nude photos of the beauty queen in its September issue.    She had already made history becoming the first African American to win the title. More history was […]

1940 – James E Clyburn – Congressman D-South Carolina was born in Sumter, South Carolina. The Highest Ranked Black in the U.S. Congress House of Representatives.  James Enos “Jim” Clyburn  is the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 6th congressional district, serving since 1993, and the Assistant Democratic Leader since 2011.   He was previously House Majority Whip, serving in that post from […]

JULY 16, 1947 — ALEXIS HERMAN — 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor was born in Mobile, Alabama. Alexis Margaret Herman (born July 16, 1947) is an American politician who served as the 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor, serving under President Bill Clinton. Prior to her appointment, she was Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public […]

JULY 15, 1968 — American comedian was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Edward “Eddie” Rubin Griffin (born July 15, 1968) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Eddie Sherman on the sitcom Malcolm & Eddie, along with co-star Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and his role as the title character in the 2002 comedy film Undercover Brother. Griffin […]