Looking Black

African American boys who are suspended at double and triple the rates of their white male peers. English language learners who, for years, remain in separate classes, falling behind their peers and scoring poorly on standardized tests. Disabled students and those with illnesses who are shortchanged at school because of their impairments. The Department of […]

It's hard to believe that after my many years of schooling, the following facts about the Statue of Liberty were never taught.

The legendary Smokey Robinson has been a pillar in the African American music scene since the inception of Motown. Follow us as we celebrate Smokey Robinson during this Black History month.

Althea Gibson was the first african american to win in the US Open, paving the way for Venus and Serena. Follow us as we celebrate Althea during Black History Month.

Taraji P. Henson is one of today's brightest African-American actresses stacking up a long list of movie credits and awards. Her story and accomplishments are highlighted here in honor of Black History Month.

We honor Denzel Washington for Black History Month 2010 for his vast contributions to the arts as one of our greatest American actors. How well do you think you know Denzel? Take our trivia quiz and test your "fanism."

Angela Davis Black Activist and legendary Black Panther, still is active today speaking and uplifting the African American community. Follow us as we celebrate Angela Davis.

We all know Judge Greg Mathis from his TV Court show, but do we really know Judge Greg Mathis? Check out his story of triumph here.

Vonetta Flowers will go down in the history books as the first African American male or female to win a medal in the Winter Olympics. Read her story and check out some footage from her historical day.

Diahann Carroll master of stage and screen has paved the way for all African American actors making strides in areas unheard of for her time. She has went from being the first African American female to have her own television series; to being the first African American actress to star on the legendary TV show Dynasty. Diahann Carroll is definitely a legend of her time and we celebrate her during Black History Month.

Venus and Serena Williams have been on top of their game for a long time, and have made a name for themselves in more than just the tennis world. Serena with her own fashion line and the two of them becoming part owners of the Miami Dolphins. Take a look back at how the sisters started their career here.

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Read more on her story here.