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We partnered with HEB this Women's History Month to highlight '31 Days, 31 Women' and today we are celebrating Cheri Beasley, who is running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent North Carolina.

In the entire 231 years that the U.S. Senate has existed, there have only been 10 senators who are Black. Just two of that already small number are women.

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Disney dominated this weekend’s box office, earning the top two slots with the unstoppable Black Panther in its fourth weekend out and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time. It also marks the first time two black directors have occupied the two top slots at the box office at the same time. Black Panther earned $41 million this weekend, pushing it to […]

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Minister Louis Farrakhan was born Louis Eugene Walcott on May 11, 1933, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. After his mother recognized his artistic talent, young Louis was given a violin by his mother before his sixth birthday and began years of formal training. Later he became popularly known as “The Charmer,” and achieved fame in Boston as a vocalist, calypso […]

Jesse Williams has spoken out about the importance of teaching kids African-American history. According to The Jasmine Brand, the actor explained, “No one is doing us any favors by putting up a poster of Martin Luther King Jr. People need to realize that we’re directly connected to the invention of civilization. I don’t view it […]

You can get Timed Passes for January thru March 2017 for the National Museum Of African American History And Culture. They will be availableMonday morning at 8am CST. https://nmaahc.si.edu/visit/passes

Frances O. Thompson's esteemed carer in public service began in 1985 when she was elected Ward F councilman, making her the first African-American council member in Hudson County's history.

Nearly forty years after Roots debuted on national television, the History Channel has brought the iconic story back to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. History’s re-imagining of one of the highest-rated TV shows of all time “will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both inspiring […]

Beyoncé just keeps making history.  She is the first artist to have all six of her albums debut at #1.  According to Billboard, Beyonce’s Lemonade album charges in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving the superstar her sixth chart-topper. The set earned 653,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 28, according to Nielsen […]

In an effort to end a decades-long frozen relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, President Barack Obama made history when he became the first president in nearly 90 years to visit the island siloed from the rest of the world since the Cold War conflict on Sunday.

candidate running for the Texas State Board of Education -- who, if elected, will determine what goes into children's textbooks -- is facing backlash over comments made on social media about President Obama and the Civil War.

This year, United Airlines invited the People’s Station, Majic 102.1 to participate in its Black History Month Diversity Program.  It was an awesome event celebrating all of the African-American achievements in aviation.  The program also showcased the great talent of the singing group, Soulfruit and the lyrical prowess of Julian Ceasar.  We were also graced […]