Black History Month

Fresh off the news that it is now the highest-grossing Academy Award-nominated film this year (with $127.5 million and counting,) Hidden Figures continues to inspire little girls everywhere with its incredible true story that is the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic. Since the film has been such a hit and resonated with so many, especially those in […]

Most African-American men have to shave. And when they do, they might have Tristan Walker to thank. The financial trader turned entrepreneur is the founder of Bevel, which hopes to solve the irritation and razor bump problem that plagues many African-American shavers. Walker, 32, a Queens, N.Y. native, founded Walker and Company, one of the […]

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On the road for eight days — part of a national tour for my new book, Shackles From The Deep – and I’m talking to hundreds of grade-school students about the African slave trade, underwater exploration and a 17th century slave ship known as the Henrietta Marie. It’s Black History Month and […]

Let's start Black History Month off right by acknowledging this groundbreaking woman and her work.

Sunday February 21, 2016 marked another first just in time for Black History Month.  Eleven-time Grammy nominee Jazmine Sullivan is now the first African American R&B artist to sing the National Anthem at a National Hockey League game. Sullivan brought the crowd to a thunderous cheer when she effortlessly belted out the Star-Spangled Banner at […]

With a shimmy and a shake, 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin opened her arms wide and gave the Leader of the Free World, a Black man, a huge hug.

Names like Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X dominate our dinnertime discussions this time of year, and justifiably so, but what about the women beside them? Here are some of the most unsung Black heroes you probably never knew were on the frontline of the movement. These are seven often overlooked Black women activists.

Stanley Nelson’s critically-acclaimed documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution aired on PBS last night and quickly became the number one trending topic on Twitter. While the film wasn’t without its controversy, much like its subject matter, it was a powerful chronicle of the Party’s enduring, often misunderstood legacy. It’s impossible to break down an entire […]