“Lift Every Voice and Sing” began as a poem written by a school principal. It grew to become known as the “Black National Anthem.”
The Pan-African flag first flew 100 years ago as a response to a bigoted song. It still serves as an inspiration to the African diaspora.
A group of ballerinas in Texas struck a pose, and the result was an adorable photo shoot — both fierce and meaningful.
Here's a timeline of the historical events of the civil rights movement that shaped the fight for social justice and against discrimination.
The activist women known as Moms 4 Housing will be among those recognized as Black History Month honorees when the Oakland City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, council President Rebecca Kaplan announced.
At Clarendon Alternative Elementary School in San Francisco's Twin Peaks, hundreds of students gathered for a lesson in black history, but with a musical soundtrack.
The first ever 24 hour cable news network established “by black people for black people” launched on Monday.
Here's a list of historical sites, cultural centers and monuments honoring black Americans and moments in black history.
From traffic lights to caller ID, here’s a few inventions created by African Americans that make life easier.
For Black History month, a non-profit is seeking volunteers to help with a weekly clean-up initiative at Historic Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, the resting place of many of the city’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Google celebrated the achievements of black Americans with a commercial and website highlighting who and what was "the most searched."
The United States Post Office is honoring Gwen Ifill, the late esteemed journalist, with a Black Heritage Forever stamp this year.
Martin Luther King Jr. championed the idea of a universal basic income for all American adults more than 50 years ago as part of his Poor People's Campaign, but he was assassinated before he could carry the initiative to fruition.
Marcus Books has been a Bay Area staple for decades and it continues to thrive in Oakland as the nation’s oldest black bookstore.
Sheree Wright-Cox is known as a trailblazer for the Fremont Police Department. She’s the first African American female police officer at a time when the force was predominantly white males. It was a homecoming of sorts for Wright-Cox who was back at the Fremont Police Department where her career as a police officer began some 27 years ago. The Oakland native had every right to be nervous....
By popular demand, the Oakland Museum of California has extended their 50th anniversary Black Panthers exhibit through February, coinciding with Black History Month.