The 86th Academy Awards will be held this year on Sunday, March 2nd.  There has been a lot of buzz and speculation about who might take home an Oscar in 2014. Here’s a look back at all the Black Oscar winners beginning with Ms. Hattie McDaniel in 1940.

On Saturday, April 5th, the Tuskegee University Alumni Association will hold its first Booker T. Washington National Day of Service. The newly appointed day commemorates not just Washington’s birthday, but his legacy as the founder of Tuskegee University. On this day, like the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Tuskegee Alumni and affiliates are asked […]

Located in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, The Wilfandel House was built in the 1940’s as a society club for affluent blacks. The house catered to Black who desired an upscale event center but weren’t allowed in the large white-only hotels or country clubs. Run by women who wore white gloves, pearls and […]

African-American dancer Leonard Harper is acknowledged as the father of cabaret. In the 20’s and 30’s, Harper and his dancing Harperettes were an international sensation. Leonard Harper started off performing in medicine shows (shows that included the selling of various medical remedies during intermissions) as a child. As he got older, he started working with […]

On June 11, 1964, only eight days after the Civil Rights Act had passed, three black men, soldiers and teachers at the U.S. Army Reserves, headed home from training at Fort Benning, near Columbus, GA. Lt. Colonel Lemuel Penn, Major Charles Brown and Lt. Colonel John Howard were driving down a lonely road in Athens, […]

Hear the first installment of the Reality Radio with Cathy Hughes’ “Living History” segment, featuring Chaka Fattah here   In the Philadelphia area, Congressman Chaka Fattah is a household name. Elected to the Pennsylvania State House at age 27, Fattah, now 57, has long been known for his support for African-Americans, the working class and […]

Black people have been fabulous for a long time and author/writer/social media maven Nichelle Gainer knew it. That’s why she created the Tumblr site Vintage Black Glamour (now also on Facebook,  Twitter  Pinterest  and Instagram  to showcase the style and glamour of Black people while also providing a window onto a history that tells more than […]

Michelle Obama just turned 50 and she’s looking great. The First Lady is a prime example of how health can help keep you looking and feeling great. With her Let’s Move campaign, Mrs. Obama wants to help all Americans become more aware of the importance of eating healthy and staying fit. This morning she joined […]

During the 19th century, black-owned barbershops had mostly prominent, white clientele. It was difficult for a black man to approach a black barber for a shave or haircut using the same instruments he used on the white customers, even in the north. The shops were run by either slaves or “waiting men” or by freedmen […]

02/05/14- Reverend Al Sharpton encourages people to look beyond the typical names celebrated during Black History Month. Instead, he asks people to dig deeper and to teach friends and family about the unsung black history makers.

Man, “Saturday Night Live” is really getting in touch with its “blackness.” As the world knows, February is Black History Month and the show took time to celebrate with a skit featuring its three black castmembers. The scene was a high school presentation the subject. It’s a mostly white classroom, but Jay Pharoah, Kenan Thompson, […]