inauguration

The day has come. Donald J. Trump is officially President of the United States of America. Here's Twitter's reaction.

The New York Daily News reports that the songstress finalized her deal to perform over a week ago, but kept the secret from the public for fear of backlash.

Not many celebs will willingly be in attendance at Donald Trump's inauguration next week, but one star claims he'll be there for sure.

Though Talladega reps have not yet confirmed or denied rumors, the alleged news has been making waves since last week.

Donald Trump‘s Presidential election victory is being called one of the most controversial campaigns and elections in history. Judging by the low hotel booking numbers in D.C. for  his inauguration, the country’s next Commander in Chief may not be as well liked as he hoped. As they do every four years, the St. Regis hotel spent […]

We can talk about this now because the Inauguration is over, and we didn’t want to be a downer on our President’s moment in history. By now, I’m sure you have all heard about how Lupe Fiasco was booted off stage after his anti-Obama talk at an Inauguration party, Saturday night. It’s not so much […]

If there is one person from history whose impact on the Black woman’s self-image rivals that of Oprah Winfrey, it is the hair mogul Madame C.J. Walker. Walker was the first successful Black female entrepreneur. Her insistence on involvement in both the business world and civic affairs predates Oprah’s story, and to the extent that […]

Mary McLeod Bethune, the daughter of slaves, became an early 20th Century educator and civil rights leader, founding both Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women. But Bethune became even more influential as a friend and confidant of Eleanor Roosevelt, and as an advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Negro affairs. Bethune […]

A master of storytelling, Toni Morrison was the first Black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and legendary professor is known for the vivid black characters brought to life in her novels that recreate the Black experience. Morrison’s novels often illuminate themes of slavery, racism, and identity, but […]

Professing to be “unbossed and unbought,” Shirley Chisholm was the first black female major-party candidate for President of the United States, and the first black woman to be elected to Congress. Chisholm wasn’t intent on winning the presidency, but was steadfast on challenging conventions and showing Black America that they could aim high. She set […]

When Booker T. Washington stepped to the podium at the Atlanta Exposition in 1895 to give a speech on race relations, two things happened. First, many fellow Black Americans, including W.E.B. Du Bois, derided his speech as “The Atlanta Compromise,” because Washington called the agitation for social equality “the extremest folly,” advocating instead slow, steady, […]

In his seminal work, Race Matters, Dr. Cornel West questions matters of economics and politics, as well as addressing the crisis in Black leadership. The book was written in 1993, but many of its themes are salient today. His scholarship has come to be recognized globally and West, himself, is known for his combination of […]