Black History

Founder and CEO of You Go Natural (YGN) Monique Little will share her story and take us through of how she started and how it's going.

What was born out of emancipation in Texas has become a global celebration of Black freedom.

On Tuesday, Urban One’s promo team did it for the gram at the #AFAMExperience brought to the city by Houston’s on Color Social and Booked Design Space. At the #AFAMExperience guest get the opportunity to come and enjoy a one-of-a-kind photo-op experience inside the interactive art rooms inspired by African-American culture music, fashion, and more […]

http://instagram.com/p/ytXECqkhJ_/?modal=true Today’s Black History Month spotlight is Althea Gibson.   Althea Gibson was born in South Carolina on August 25,1927.  At an early age, she developed a love of sport. Her great talent was in tennis, but in the 1940s and ’50s, most tournaments were closed to African Americans. Gibson kept playing (and winning) until her skills […]

A rare photo of Underground Railroad hero and 19th century abolitionist Harriet Tubman sold at a New York City auction for $162,500 Thursday.

Can you spot all her nods to Black history and culture through her fashion?

During the 1950s, Baker frequently returned to the United States to lend her support to the Civil Rights Movement, participating in demonstrations and boycotting segregated clubs and concert venues. In 1963, Baker participated, alongside Martin Luther King Jr., in the March on Washington, and was among the many notable speakers that day. In honor of […]

http://instagram.com/p/y9dsK2khHH/?modal=true Today’s Black History Month spotlight is Hiram Revels.  Hiram R. Revels was born on September 27, 1827, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Revels was a minister who, in 1870, became the first African-American United States senator, representing the state of Mississippi. He served for a year before leaving to become the president of a historically […]

Lola Jones, 5, recreated images of Maya Angelou, Madam C. J. Walker, Rosa Parks, and other notable black women for Black History Month.

Today’s Black History Month spotlight is WEB DuBois William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, better known as W.E.B. Du Bois, was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. While growing up in a mostly European American town, W.E.B. Du Bois identified himself as “mulatto,” but freely attended school with whites and was enthusiastically supported […]

NBC News Los Angeles reports the Los Angeles Unified School District is investigating a teacher who gave a word problem to 7-year-olds that featured slaves, cotton picking, “masters,” the "missus," and the “Big House.”

The U.S. Department of Education misspelled W.E.B. Du Bois’ name on Twitter while trying to pay homage to the civil rights leader.