Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Read more on her story here.

Haeley Vaughn is an ambition young girl who has set her eyes on being the first African American Pop Country Mainstream singer, and she has gotten herself off to a good start. Check out her American Idol audition that had Simone Cowell enamored with her.

Haeley Vaughn is an ambition young girl who has set her eyes on being the first African American Pop Country Mainstream singer, and she has gotten herself off to a good start. Check out her American Idol audition that had Simone Cowell enamored with her.

Remember Hootie & The Blow Fish? See what lead singer Darius Rucker is up to now.

Remember Hootie & The Blow Fish? See what lead singer Darius Rucker is up to now.

Althea Gibson lived in Harlem in the 1930s and 1940s. Her family was on welfare. She was a client of the Society for Prevention of…

Althea Gibson lived in Harlem in the 1930s and 1940s. Her family was on welfare. She was a client of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She had trouble in school and was often truant and ran away from home frequently. She also played paddle tennis in public recreation programs. Her talent and […]

we are paying tribute to Mrs. King’s amazing style. Now that our “role models” have resolved to flaunting scandalous fashion for shock value, a throwback to a more classic time in fashion history is greatly appreciated.

we are paying tribute to Mrs. King’s amazing style. Now that our “role models” have resolved to flaunting scandalous fashion for shock value, a throwback to a more classic time in fashion history is greatly appreciated.

Coretta Scott King is among the most influential women in American history. Her contributions to the progression and development of American Society have left a…

Coretta Scott King is among the most influential women in American history. Her contributions to the progression and development of American Society have left a long legacy, and she is remembered as one of the pillars of the civil rights movement. This February, as we look back on the black history canon, we honor the […]

When she moved to the nation’s most prestigious address, Michelle Obama’s husband told her that rough times were ahead. The country was in recession, people were out of work, the political parties were in open warfare — and the man who was going to be blamed for it all was President Barack Obama. But you won’t hear the first lady utter a peep of complaint. Watch her interview with Matt Lauer here.