This Week in Blackness

Upon Monday morning, January 4th, 2016 the city of Houston welcomed its new mayor, plus the elected controller and other council members at the Inaugural Ceremony.  A record crowd gathered at the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in downtown Houston to witness the former city councilman take his oath of office as the […]

Built in 1806 at a cost of $7,700, the nation’s oldest black church building is set to reopen to the public early next month, following a painstaking $9 million restoration. has the story.  Read More:

DNA analysis has been taken to a whole new level on the PBS series Faces Of America hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  In it the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard explores genetics and ancestral lineage in a way that blends science & history and gives evidence of the cross cultural ties of […]

David H. O’Neal Jr. sits under the shade of a tent on a hot Thursday afternoon in Galveston with a story to tell. He is waiting for children to arrive, so he can tell them about a black man who excelled in a white man’s time. As the children seat themselves, the story of Richard […]

Good News for Obama: Economy grows faster than expected in 4th quarter. The U.S. economy grew at an accelerated pace in the last quarter of 2009, driven largely by a rebound in manufacturing and better-than-expected gains in consumer spending and commercial investments, according to Commerce Department statistics released today.

Regina King has gone from child star to starring in some of the most memorable films. Check out some of her pictures.

  For the Whispers, the beat continues to go on. Known for their velvet harmonies and beautiful love songs, the core group of twins Walter and Wallace “Scotty” Scott got their star in the Los Angeles area. Throughout the years, the group has maintained its place as a link to the doo-wop era while still […]


1842: The First Fugitive Slave Case – Capture of George Latimer in Boston led to first of the fugitive slave cases which embittered North and South. Boston abolitionists raised money to purchase Latimer from his slaveholder. 1911: The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded at Howard University on this date in 1911. Edgar A. Love, […]