In an Instagram post, Michelle Obama recalls where she and her daughters were in 2001 when she found out about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

As another year of commemoration goes by and more ‘Never forget’ messages are posted, we shouldn’t forget that part of the legacy that continues to inflict unbalanced attacks on Black and other communities experiencing injustice. The trauma and horror felt 20 years ago cannot be used to justify turning a blind eye to the ongoing attacks that target people in the present.  

While September 11th brings back a handful of heart-wrenching memories with every passing anniversary, it's also made way for a few bittersweet ones as well when considering the beautiful music that was created in tribute to that fateful day 20 years ago.

Arts & Entertainment

Famed director Spike Lee doesn’t take the official explanation of what happened on 9/11 for face value, and it has been reported by The New York Times that there are remarks from “conspiracy theorists” embedded within his new HBO docu-series, 'NYC Epicenters 9/11-> 2021½.'

Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon and Amy Schumer are part of a star-studded group of comedians that will perform for one night only at Madison Square Garden to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Cole James Bridges, a 20-year-old US soldier from Stow, Ohio, was arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges, said Nicholas Biase, a spokesperson for Manhattan federal prosecutors. Bridges, also known as Cole Gonzales, thought he was communicating with a terrorist organization called the Islamic State Group online about terrorism plots against the 9/11 Memorial and other targets […]


President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The inaccurate video provoked new Twitter criticism of the Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota, who has regularly […]


GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — A Mississippi couple welcomed a 9-pound, 11-ounce baby into the world on 9/11, at 9:11 p.m. The Commercial Appeal reports Christina Malone-Brown was born by cesarean section at a hospital in Germantown, Tennessee. Christina’s father, Justin Brown, says bystanders joked his family should play the lottery. He says the doctor kept saying “Oh […]

As we observe the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on American soil, D.L. runs down a list of 10 things you probably forgot about 9/11. A lot of people don’t know that the CIA warned President Clinton about hijackings in 1998, but when he took it to congress they didn’t want to hear […]


The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were the worst acts of terrorism on American soil to date. Designed to instill panic and fear, the attacks were unprecedented in terms of their scope, magnitude and impact on the American psyche. The vast majority (over 60 percent) of Americans watched these attacks occur live on television or saw them […]

Today we are all remembering the tragedy that took place on September 11, 2001. It has now been 18 years but so many, like Reverend Al Sharpton remember it like it were yesterday. He was on the air with Tom and Sybil when they got the news and immediately decided they needed to do something […]


WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump marked his third 9/11 anniversary as president on Wednesday amid his growing frustration about what he calls the “endless war” in Afghanistan, where al-Qaida conceived the deadly 2001 attacks. It has been 18 years since al-Qaida hijackers commandeered four U.S. commercial airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center, […]