On July 2, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. See his remarks on this historic day here.
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.
Get the 411 on Chairwoman and Founder of Radio One Cathy Hughes.
Carl Stokes pictured left was the First African American Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as the first African American Mayor of a major city. Check out our gallery of other African American political firsts.
There are several African Americans that have made strides for us in media, check out this gallery that pays tribute to a few of those people.
President Obama signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls on March 11, 2009. Chaired by Valerie Jarrett, the Council will provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families.
In the last administration Condoleeza Rice held it down in the fore front for the African American community, in the Obama Administration African Americans have much more representation. Take a look at the group of African Americans in the Obama Administration.
Marge Jackson is vice president of marketing for Comcast Cable’s Eastern Division. Read her story here.
Payne Brown is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at cable giant Comcast Corporation. Comcast is the nation’s largest cable television and broadband provider. Read Payne Brown's story here.
Charisse R. Lillie, vice president of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation and executive vice president of the Comcast Foundation has herself made strides for African Americans. See what she has contributed to our history.
On January 19, 2008 President Barack Obama had the privilege to speak at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where the late great Dr. King started his ministry. See that inspiring speech in full here.
13 year old Stephen Stafford II is able to recognize his dream at young age, thanks to Dr. Martin Luther King. See what great things this young man is doing at Morehouse College.