A trailblazer of civil rights history, Dr. Benjamin Hooks left a remarkable legacy as the first African-American judge in the South since Reconstruction, the first black appointed to the board of the FCC, and the former executive director of the NAACP. The former Reverend of Greater Memphis Baptist Church and Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary […]

*”We need Mitt Romney!”  Get the truth!! That’s how a new Mitt Romey campaign ad ends that’s targeting African Americans. However, the problem is the ad is built on a lie. it takes footage from his appearance at the recent NAACP convention and edits it so it appears that the audience is applauding him and […]

A new study finds that despite enduring more hardships and coming face-to-face with as much societal strife than at any other point in history, black males have now grown more resilient than ever before. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/news/top-news/keys-black-male-perserverance

The word barbecue and the open-fire cooking technique came from the Caribbean amongst the Taino people around the late 17th century. The word barbecue itself means “sacred fire pit.” The unique way to cook meat spread into Spanish, French and American cultures when slaves were brought from the Caribbean. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/news/little-known-black-history-fact/little-known-black-history-fact-history-barbeque  

Thanks to BET, Frankie Beverly and Maze FINALLY got the award that all of their fans felt they should have gotten…A ‘Lifetime Achievment Award’.  A tired Frankie called from the west coast (which is 2 hours behind) to chat with the Fly Jock and crew about his latest achievement.  Admitting that he’s now 65 years old, […]

The SEEK Program is designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience, led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals dedicated to pursuing professional excellence and giving back to the community. The SEEK Program utilizes a hands-on design curriculum developed by SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers). Campers will work in teams, using their […]

A two block stretch of West Harlem once religiously strolled as a source of inspiration by such cultural deities as Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Billie Holiday is now drawing dimmed comparisons to such battle zone areas as The West Bank, South Africa and Wall Street in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 as conflicted residents […]

Composer Scott Joplin is known historically as the father of the “Ragtime” sound that led the late 1800’s. His famous song called “The Entertainer” was a highlight of the movie “The Sting.” http://www.blackamericaweb.com/news/little-known-black-history-fact/little-known-black-history-fact-scott-joplin

This past Tuesday mark the 45th anniversary of the landmark civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, that reversed laws barring interracial marriage. Since it’s the 45th anniversary of legalized interracial marriage, we have to ask: Would you date outside your race? Please take our poll text  date to 96230 stadning text messaging rates apply

As of April 2, 2012, the 72-year confidentiality period concluded for the 1940 census. As a result, the U.S. Census Bureau finally disclosed the number of missing African-Americans from the 1940 census, including Wimbledon Tennis champion, Althea Gibson and her entire family. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/the_black_diaspora_news/40581

Los Angeles pastor Rev. Jesse Lee Paterson, an African-American Tea Party advocate, is becoming known not for his uplifting sermons but for lowering the value of women. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/news/moving_america_news/39973

Alice Randall has written and interesting essay/article for the NY Times on fat black women. http://www.blackamericaweb.com/?q=articles/life_style/fitness_life_style/39863