Identical twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes became celebrities when they completed their first feature-length movie, Menace II Society. Their age when the film was released in May of 1993--they had just turned 21--put them in the company of celebrated young black directors like John Singleton, who was 23 in 1991 when Boyz N the Hood was released. Read their amazing story here.

Music, artists and film festival featured during Black History Month Toronto, Canada — A series of films, concerts, workshops, artist talks and community events will usher in Black History Month this February, under the title Performing Diaspora 2010: Celebrating Black History Month through Expressive Culture – Afro Diasporic Women in Focus. Produced by York’s Harriet […]

In honor of Black History Month, we profile the woman who stood by Dr. Martin Luther King’s side during his reign, his wife Coretta Scott…

On July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. See his remarks on this historic day here.

February IS Black History Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as “Negro History Week” and later as “Black History Month.” What you might not know is that Black history had barely begun to be studied-or even documented-when the tradition originated. Although blacks have been in America at least as far back as […]

On October 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. See the historical footage from this day here.

Remember Rodge from "What's Happening", and Thelma from Good Times? Well here is a gallery that pays tribute to those lost but not forgotten African American TV Sitcoms.

 Black music is in fact America's original music, and the Spirituals-Blues-Jazz-Gospel-Charleston-Twist-HipHop gift is the foundation not only of  rhythm and blues but also of Broadway and The Grammys. Check out three of the most major moments in Black Music History.

As we celebrate Black History month, we pay tribute to Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks was a modest seamstress on her way home from work when…

Twitter has taken the world by storm, and all of the hottest celebrities are using it. Check out our list of the hottest African Americans to follow on twitter.

Morgan Freeman has some very strong opinions on Black History month, and made them very clear in his interview with 60 Minutes. Check out the video below:

As we celebrate Black History Month, we will pay tribute to outstanding African-Americans of our time. In this installment we take a look at some of the wealthiest African-Americans in the U.S.