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George Taliaferro, NFL

George Taliaferro, First Black Player Drafted by NFL, Dies at 91

George Taliaferro, the first African-American man drafted by an NFL team, died Monday. He was…

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges and Desegregation

Fifty-three years ago, Look magazine published a Norman Rockwell painting of a small Black girl…

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

The highly politicized five-month battle to choose President Barack Obama’s next attorney general came to…

Police, Officials Resign After Missouri Town Elects First Black Mayor

Election of Black Female Mayor Causes Mass Resignations

Five out of Parma, Missouri’s six police officers resigned this week before Tyrus Byrd, the…

Minnie Minoso

President Obama: Minnie Minoso was “Mr. White Sox”

President Obama paid tribute to a baseball hero on Sunday, the late Chicago White Sox…

NBA pioneer Earl Lloyd dies at 86

Earl Lloyd Dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first Black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's…

Golf pioneer Charlie Sifford dies

Charlie Sifford Dies at 92

Charlie Sifford, who only wanted a chance to play and who broke the color barrier…

Alia Atkinson Becomes First Black Woman to Win a World Swimming Title

Meet Alia Atkinson: 1st Black Woman to Win World Swimming Title

Saturday, Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson became the first Black woman to win a world swimming…

Greater Boston YMCA chief to lead national Y

Kevin Washington to Lead the YMCA

Kevin Washington’s ability to think strategically, push boundaries, and see the big picture helped him…

Mia Love, the Obama of the Republican Party?

Mia Love, the GOP’s Newest Star

Even her name is media friendly. Mia Love instantly became the darling of the Republican…