Meet Dr. Daniel Hale Williams: Black Doctor Who Performed The First (Successful) Open-Heart Surgery

Learn how and why the first Black Barbie doll was created

The origin story of Tituba, the Salem Witch Trials & the African connection Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is a superwoman of science. The first African-American woman to earn a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she’s also the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States. Born to Beatrice and George Jackson on August 5, 1946, in Washington, D.C., […] Throughout the years many influential African Americans have been awarded for their amazing accolades. Recognized for their immaculate talent on the big screen. Many different award shows have awarded the most talented African American actors/actresses, but do you know who was awarded from every platform? What Is EGOT? “EGOT” is an acronym for the […]   On November 22nd, 1942 a man by the name of Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. was born. Little did anyone know that he was going to eventually make an impact on not only African American history, but the world. Bluford was born in Philadelphia with his two brothers Kenneth & Eugene. Guion was the […]

Was the Lone Ranger Black? Was Bass Reeves the inspiration behind the iconic character, The Lone Ranger? Black Girl Magic was started by CaShawn Thompson in 2013 as a way to “celebrate beauty, power, and resilience of Black women,” and has since become a widespread term. We knew all along it existed but didn’t quite know how to describe it. I imagine women like Zelda Barbour Wynn Valdes saw the early […]

Black History Month started in 1926 as Negro History Week, established by a historian named Carter G. Woodson.

Learn More About Our Black History Month HBCU Athlete Hall of Fame Honorees! Black History Month HBCU Athlete Spotlight: Walter Payton, Jackson State University Black History Month HBCU Athlete Spotlight: Wilma Rudolph, Tennessee State University Black History Month HBCU Athlete Spotlight: Andre Dawson, Florida A&M University Black History Month HBCU Athlete Spotlight: Doug Williams, Grambling […]

LEARN MORE ABOUT HBCU WEEK For Black History Month, we will spotlight some of the greatest athletes in Historically Black College and University History. Today we spotlight a woman who became the first Black woman to win a Tennis Grand Slam champion. Little Known Black History Fact: Althea Gibson Althea Gibson started her sports career […]