The Charleston shooting last week has sparked conversation about the removal of the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina State Capital n Columbia. Soon after the massacre of 9 African American church goers at the oldest black church in the country, several pictures surfaced on the of the shooter, Dylann […]

The Kappa Alpha Psi (ΚΑΨ)  collegiate Greek-letter fraternity is a predominantly African-American membership. Since the fraternity’s founding on January 5, 1911 at Indiana University Bloomington, the fraternity has never limited membership based on color, creed or national origin. Click here to read more



China not only did well at this years Olympic games, they have also hit the world stage again as Miss China is Crowned Miss World 2012. This is not the first time for China. Click here to read more.

In the month of December, the people of the Netherlands and Belgium look forward to the appearances of SinterKlaas, the “pre-Santa” before Christmas, and his sidekick elf, Zwarte Piet, also known as Black Peter. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/35096

I’ve probably attended more graduation ceremonies that I can count in my lifetime.  http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=blog_inner/29294/1573138/The Fly Jock

Despite the rough nature of his sport, Muhammad Ali was one of the smoothest persons ever to walk the Earth. His poetic verse and well-considered metaphors came out a time during the 1960s when boxers were better known for punching than speaking. But Muhammad Ali did speak, and spoke intelligently – in a loud, boisterous […]

As a noted surgeon and scientist, Charles Drew was responsible for creating the technology to store blood for long periods of time. His lifelong concern for the necessary transport and storage of blood and plasma made him a pioneer in his field and a valued scientist in world history. Drew saved thousands of soldiers’ lives […]

If there is one person from history whose impact on the Black woman’s self-image rivals that of Oprah Winfrey, it is the hair mogul Madame C.J. Walker. Walker was the first successful Black female entrepreneur. Her insistence on involvement in both the business world and civic affairs predates Oprah’s story, and to the extent that […]

In 1940, one Black novelist dared to show America what white supremacy did to one Black man. When “Native Son” appeared on America’s bookshelves, it became an instant bestseller, the first title by an African-American author selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club. It also introduced the world to the complicated protagonist of “Native Son,” Chicago’s Bigger […]

As we continue our trip down memory lane throughout Black History Month, we stop to remember the cars that have transported us through the decades. Related: 25 Reasons We Love the Arsenio Hall Show Related: 25 Reasons We Love “Boyz N the Hood” Related: Top 9 Music Videos of the 2000s