The Afro-Americans of the 1970s: Black History from the Pages of EBONY

EBONY chronicled Black History in real time, capturing contemporary attitudes about day-to-day issues affecting African-American community. Experience Black life from the perspective of the “Afro-American” of 1970 as we explore Black History from the pages of EBONY.

The History of Black History Month

The author provides essential details of how Black History Month came to be and background on its distinguished founder in this revisited February 2016 article.

Doris Miller

Pearl Harbor Hero, Doris Miller, Finally Gets Deserved Recognition

We are revisiting this post from December 2016 about Doris “Dorie” Miller one of the most celebrated Black heroes of World War II. Today, the Navy has named an aircraft carrier named after Miller, a first for an African American.

On This Day: We Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 100 Years!

We revisit this January 2018 article and celebrate ZPB’s centennial today along with its members.

Delta sigma theta

Happy Founders’ Day to the Devastating Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.!

Today, the sorority celebrates its 107th anniversary.

Literary Legacy Is One Way Rev. Jesse Jackson Plans to Keep Hope Alive

The civil rights titan has a new book that includes six of his most soul-stirring sermons and 19 fiery speeches delivered in countries across the globe.

94-Year-Old Cicely Tyson Says She Won't Retire

94-Year-Old Cicely Tyson Says She Won’t Retire

Happy birthday to the extraordinary actress, born on December 19. In celebration of Ms. Tyson, who made her film debut in 1956 and says she has no plans on stopping while she’s still here, we are reposting this February 2019 article.

Berry Gordy Square Dedicated in Los Angeles

The founder of Motown Records was honored by the city near the site of his legendary record label’s last headquarters.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks Led a Crusade Against Sexual Assaults on Black Women

On Dec. 5, 1955, the Montomery Bus Boycott began. In recognition of that historic event, we are reposting this December 2017 article about the woman whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a White passenger days earlier was the catalyst for the boycott.