Independence Day

Rap vet Killer Mike dropped his first solo song in 10 years with "Run," honoring the death of Crispus Attucks that led to Independence Day.

As most of the nation either enjoys vacation after Independence Day, or is heading back to the workplace, it is important to remember that freedom and equality was not always extended to all Americans. Frederick Douglass gave a rousing speech on July 5, 1852 titled “The Meaning Of The Fourth Of July For The Negro” […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The national holiday to mark America’s birth as a country has been filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and, of course, fireworks. Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, New York and other places around the country are holding massive celebrations with big name artists like Jennifer Hudson, Luke Bryan and Carole King. But Independence […]

BOSTON (AP) — In these complex times, a simple question about the quintessential American holiday of fireworks, cookouts and parades isn’t always so simple. As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation’s 242nd birthday, some feel a deeper sense of patriotism. For others, the social issues roiling the country weigh heavy this Independence Day. Standing in […]

The 4th of July is a day of family gatherings nationwide as the holiday commemorates the official independence of the United States of America from the British Empire. Many African-Americans contributed to the American Revolutionary War behind the scenes and one of those persons is Prince Whipple. In the 1851 painting by German-American painter Emanuel […]

Gospel music sensation and Grammy award winner Yolanda Adams will be performing at this year’s 37th edition of PBS’ A Capitol Fourth, the annual event that airs on Tuesday, July 4th from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET. This star-studded show will be airing live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Adams will be […]

Best known for her roles in Kill Bill, Soul Food and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Vivica A. Fox has learned the art of mastering a career for well over 20 years. The actress has added another film under her belt where she plays the wife of the legendary coach  of the 1988 Carter High football team. The team […]

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence..” Having a sense of patriotism to the country we call America can be fleeting. After all, as a…

Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As…

Even though Independence Day helped Will Smith become one of the world’s most bankable movie stars, he is passing on the opportunity to star in…