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1990 – After 27 years of imprisonment in South Africa, Nelson Mandela is released from jail and subsequently leads the charge to end Apartheid.

No sport has been more celebrated in the black community than the game of basketball. From the gifted athletes, to the way the players transcended their sport and became celebrities for their athletic talents, basketball, if not America’s game, is black America’s game. Here are nine basketball players who made it so. Related: 25 Reasons […]

After 12 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Denver’s KMGH-TV, are reporting that a Colorado woman who is carrying a baby, was mistakenly given an abortion pill, instead of antibiotics from a pharmacist.…

Hawaii — A homeless Hawaii man, Douglas King, lives in a tent city near Kakaako Park which police have told the inhabitants to evacuate by the end of the month. King moved to Hawaii from Atlanta six weeks ago and has used the last of his Social Security disability checks. While unemployed, one of the […]

Reality television has been one of the most controversial mediums of television since its inception, especially in the black community. Name a reality show not centered on a black character, and there’s usually something negative said about them. Name reality shows centered on a black character, and there’s something negative about them too. But negative […]

1986- Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show. It remains in production for 24 years.

A woman who believes “luck is preparation meeting opportunity,” Oprah Gail Winfrey has continuously shattered gender and racial barriers in America. Winfrey is the most successful talk show host in American TV history — male or female, Black or white — and the first female African-American billionaire. As one of the most influential women in […]

1927 – University of Chicago and Harvard University Graduate, Carter G. Woodson creates Negro History Week. In 1976 it became Black History Month.

1945-Bob Marley, Jamaican reggae star is born in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica. He continues to be an internationally recognized musical icon.