United States

For many, meeting the Pope is a once in a lifetime opportunity… stealing his glass of water and drinking out of it? Priceless. As he…

The US men’s national team defeated Mexico 2-0 on April 15, leaving major room for bragging rights. Most people can still see Tim Howard’s heroic effort against Belgium in the 2014 World Cup or Jermaine Jones’ screamer in the 2-2 tie against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal. That, however, is in the past and a new group […]

What you see above is a map of Detroit. The small colorful dots represent people, plotted to show where they live and their race. Whites are represented by blue dots, Blacks with green dots, Asians with red and Latinos with orange. All others are represented using the color brown. Again, what you see is Detroit, but also […]

The World Cup journey has come to an end for Team USA; nonetheless, they had a good run and many people are proud of their…

The season 5 winner of The Voice is Tessanne Chin of Team Adam! The 28-year-old singer, originally from Jamaica, walked away with a “life-changing experience”, a…

Netflix has been dominating awards season with original programming series like “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards”. While these exclusive web series…

Whenever something proves successful, people always try to duplicate it to taste a little bit of success themselves. The Supremes were a pioneering R&B girl group in the 1960s and now a film is documenting the rise of Australia’s answer to Diana Ross and the Supremes known as “The Sapphires.” In the film which is […]

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 […]

In 1940, one Black novelist dared to show America what white supremacy did to one Black man. When “Native Son” appeared on America’s bookshelves, it became an instant bestseller, the first title by an African-American author selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club. It also introduced the world to the complicated protagonist of “Native Son,” Chicago’s Bigger […]

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 […]