Black History Month

Renowned author Langston Hughes once asked ‘What happens to a dream deferred?’ For most, that early desire is swallowed up by the realities of life…

From Alexander Hamilton to J. Edgar Hoover to Betty Boop, there are so many historical figures we thought were white, but were actually black! Click…

Dr. Jennifer Ellis is in a very exclusive sorority. She is one of only five board-certified, Black female cardiothoracic surgeons in the U.S. The Washington,…

Black History Month originated in 1926, founded by Carter G. Woodson and was created to celebrate achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those…

When the parents of two Nigerian immigrants gave birth to a baby boy in 1980, we’re betting they didn’t realize that their son’s name and…

Rev. Jesse Jackson has lived an extraordinary life. Through his civil service, he’s met some of the world’s biggest leaders including Martin Luther King and…

In case you didn’t know, David Otunga is more than just Jennifer Hudson‘s fiancee and father of her son. He is a Harvard educated lawyer…

02/05/14- Reverend Al Sharpton encourages people to look beyond the typical names celebrated during Black History Month. Instead, he asks people to dig deeper and…

In honor of Black History month “The D.L. Hughley Show” felt it was our duty to drop some knowledge for you guys that you probably…

During Black History Month, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present a variety of programs about the experiences of African Americans. The programs include an African American History Tour, the documentary “The Loving Story” about an interracial couple’s legal suit that went to the Supreme Court, and a talk by author Phil Rubio about the […]

In celebration of Black History Month in February, Lifetime network will premiere a must see movie, “The Gabby Douglas Story,” Saturday, February 1st, at 8pm ET. The Gabby Douglas Story, stars Regina King, S. Epatha Merkerson, Imani Hakim, Sydney Mikayla and Gabby Douglas herself. The movie tells the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics […]

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: THERE’S A BOOK FOR THAT!   In February, Wake County Public Libraries will be hosting drop-in sessions featuring librarians with great book suggestions related to African American history.  Librarians will provide one-on-one personal reading recommendations and short book talks in celebration of Black History Month. The hour-long informal sessions are free and […]