In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a ruling that changed the law regarding interracial marriage in the United States. In Loving vs. Virginia, Mildred Jeter, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, left Virginia to marry in Washington D.C., where interracial marriage was legal.


According to the AP, the now 83 year old former NBA player Earl Lloyd gets honored for being the first black player ever in the NBA….He started his career off with the Washington Capitols.


According to the AP, Civil rights leaders bothered by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s stance on issues like requiring voters to show their IDs at the polls are reminding the governor that she is a minority, too.


I think it’s so fitting that we pay tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen on Dr. King’s birthday.  Before Dr. King dared to share his dream of a day when black people and white people were considered equal in this country, a group of black men and women had the audacity to dream – and believe […] The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is more than halfway complete, and the president of the foundation responsible for the project is confident it will be completed by Aug. 28, 2011 – the 48th anniversary of the slain civil rights leader’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  


‘Tis the season of extreme bargain hunting, so retailers better give Black Friday shopping fanatics exactly what they’re expecting this year: the deals of a lifetime.  Read More:

Black Friday bargain hunters beware. There’s a good chance you won’t score that doorbuster deal you’ve set your heart on. Retail experts say the annual hype and hoopla that surrounds Black Friday also masks some nasty surprises. The most painful: The crushed hopes of hundreds of midnight shoppers, who camped outside for hours in the […]


Black Friday bargain hunters beware. There’s a good chance you won’t score that door buster deal you’ve set your heart on.  Read More:

Model and designer Madame Emma Ophelia Devore, the first mixed-race supermodel in America, helped to establish The Grace Del Marco Agency, the first modeling agency for women of color in the United States.

Norman Seabrooks is the first African-American football player for the famous military training base, The Citadel. The road was anything but easy for Seabrooks, who joined the institution’s team in 1969.  

*Alicia Keys helped raise $2.4 million for AIDS treatment at her 8th annual Black Ball benefit, which was held at the New York Hammerstein Ballroom. In attendance was Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Usher, Janelle Monae, and Jay-Z.


Terrie Williams joins Dr. J Thomas Smith on “Sunday Morning Live” at 9:00 (CT) to promote Mental Illness Awareness Week. Stories That Heal, is a website for people living with mental health problems—and their friends and family. You’ll find real-life stories and resources to help in the recovery process. It’s time for us to stand […]