‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

by Christopher Harris

Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion who coined the slogan “Your hands can’t hit what your eyes can’t see, float like a... Read More

‘Roots’ Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

‘Roots’ Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

by Deborah Douglas

The Memorial Day airing of the History Channel's reimagined slavery epic Roots ain’t your mama’s Roots from back in the day. While many kids in 1977 stayed... Read More

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5 Malcolm X Quotes That Are More Relevant Than Ever

by Britni Danielle

Like a lot ‘80s babies, my first real introduction to el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, known to the world as Malcolm X, came from Spike Lee’s... Read More

Dr. Frank Smith African American Civil War Museum

Frank Smith’s Journey from Civil Rights Activist to Civil War Curator

by Avis Thomas-Lester / Urban News Service

Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted — by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been... Read More

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

Cinco de Mayo & Afro-Mexican History, 5 Things You May Not Know

by Britni Danielle

Despite its popularity here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16). Instead, the date marks Mexico’s victory over... Read More

69 Years Later: Why Jackie Robinson STILL Matters

69 Years Later: Why Jackie Robinson STILL Matters

by Greg Simms Jr.

Let’s be clear. Jackie Robinson wasn’t the first man. He wasn’t the first Black athlete to play in a professional American sports league. There... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: Rare Images from the Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination: Rare Images from the Day

by Team Ebony

On the evening April 4, 1968 a shot rang out aimed at Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., striking him in the chin and neck,... Read More

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Is a Star in Her Own Right

by Wendy L. Wilson

It’s hard to stand out when you’re the oldest of five talented siblings, one of whom is internationally recognized superstar Diana Ross, but Dr.... Read More