Remembering Whitney Houston on What Would Have Been her 54th Birthday

Music icon Whitney Houston was born August 9, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey and died February 11, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California at the...

LISTEN: “The Ramp” Course for Young Women (Class 61 from the MLK Senior Institute...

Listen to Class 61: LET YOUR EDUCATION SHINE THROUGH https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-ramp-course-for-young-women-class-61 The Institute aims to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Sr., commonly referred to as...

LISTEN: “The Ramp” Course for Young Men (Class 61 from the MLK Senior Institute...

Listen to Class 61: How To Be Really Cool https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-ramp-course-for-young-men-class-61 This course is for all young men, but especially for young black men and young men...

Who Are the ‘Hebrew Israelites’ Influencing Rappers Like Kendrick Lamar and Kodak Black?

Kendrick Lamar dropped his fourth studio album DAMN. back in April, and attentive fans may have caught a new reference in the rapper’s dense and allusive rhymes....
Hillary Clinton in 2016. (Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP)

Is Al Sharpton Having Buyer’s Remorse? After 8 Years of Obama, he says ‘Progressives...

Democrats might care about issues that are important to us. But are they fueling African-American participation or interest? Not even close. by Al Sharpton When Jesse...

African-American Mother Seeks Answers To Why Cops Shot her Son, Jamarion Robinson, 76 Times

On August 5, 2017, Monteria Robinson marked the one year anniversary of her son’s death at the hands of US Marshals. Jamarion Robinson was shot 76...

Spike Lee to Hold Rally for Colin Kaepernick at NFL Headquarters On August 23rd

Spike Lee is clearly fed up that Colin Kaepernick is unemployed -- and now he's going to bat for the QB. The legendary director...
Actors Kimberly Hebert Gregory and Jason Ritter pose during the 2017 Summer TCA Tour Disney ABC Television Group at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on August 6, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / TIBRINA HOBSON)

Will Hollywood Ever Abandon the ‘Magical Negro’ Trope?

<caption id="attachment_363701" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Actors Kimberly Hebert Gregory and Jason Ritter pose during the 2017 Summer TCA Tour Disney ABC Television Group at the...
Cornel West participates in the "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise" panel during the PBS Television Critics Association summer press tour on July 29, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Cornel West, Faith Leaders to Confront Alt-Right Demonstrators Protesting Removal of Confederate Statue in...

Political activist Cornel West and faith leaders from around the country will join Charlottesville-area clergy members later this month to confront a gathering of...

WATCH: Rep. Maxine Waters Won’t Rule Out an All-Black Political Party

California Democratic Representative Maxine Waters wouldn’t rule out the concept of an all-black political party when asked about it on Monday. Waters joined  “The Breakfast...

20-Year-Old Simone Askew Becomes First Black Woman To Lead West Point Cadets

A Black woman from North Virginia has made history for becoming the first African-American woman appointed to lead West Point cadets, the Washington Post reports. This Northern Virginia...

Real-life Inspiration Behind “Scandal”, Judy Smith, Teams with Hallmark for New TV Movie Project...

Scandal may be coming to an end, but if you're not ready to say goodbye to Olivia Pope just yet, you can dry your tears. Turns...
Edward Jackson from the University of Alabama at Birmingham tells church leaders it's important to share information about getting tested for HIV with their congregations. (Photo: Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY)

With Healthcare Bill Stalled, Black Churches Are Stepping Up to Bridge Health Disparities

In a small room down the hall in the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, about two dozen people listened one recent afternoon as Donald...
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is more popular in South Carolina than his white Senate colleague Lindsey Graham, one study found. (Alex Holt/for The Washington Post)

Why the Next Black President Could be a Republican

Two years before Donald Trump became president, he tweeted, “Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won’t see another...
Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, has endured years of misogynistic messages from 'trolls' on social networking site Twitter. (CREDIT: CLARA MOLDEN)

British Professor Brutally Criticized for Saying There Were High-ranking Blacks in Ancient Roman Society

When the BBC made a cartoon to educate schoolchildren about life in Roman Britain, it was hardly expecting controversy. But the inclusion of a high-ranking black...
Workers remove the last of the debris from a lot that was home to an auto parts store at the corner of Josephine and Steavenson as part of the Central 70 project proposes to reconstruct a 10-mile stretch of I-70 East, add one new Express Lane in each direction, remove the aging 50-year old viaduct, lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado boulevards, and place a four-acre cover over a portion of the lowered interstate. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

Denver’s Oldest Black Church Supports Residents Opposed to Plans for Highway Expansion

The congregation of Denver’s oldest African-American church on Sunday showed its support for Ditch the Ditch, a group that has sued Denver to prevent...

White Men Apologize for Racism 56 Years After Black High School Teammates Were Left...

It's an apology letter that was nearly 60 years in the making. A Kokomo, IN, man who grew up in the 1960s in Newport,...

WATCH: Married Celebrity Christian Couples Take Center Stage In OWN’s New ‘Black Love’ Docu-Series

Married Christian couples will be the focus of a new OWN docu-series called "Black Love." The series will explore five celebrity marriages with the goal...

Pastor Alton Hardy is Shining the Light for Young Black Men in Fairfield, AL

A pastor is on a mission to heal the wounds of young African American men in Fairfield. For the past four years Pastor Alton...
Congresswoman Maxine Waters attends the Black Girls Rock! Awards at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Maxine Waters Gets Wild Welcome at 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards

Fiery Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters was welcomed like a contemporary rock star when she entered the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, as the...