Women’s History Month: College Aged Men Give Their Definitions Of ‘A Woman’

By 1986, 14 states had already declared March as Women’s History Month. This momentum and state-by-state action was used as the rational to lobby Congress to declare...

Obama Calls on ‘We the People’ at Inauguration

The Root's managing editor, Sheryl Huggins Salomon, takes a look at how far not only we as black people have come, but America entirely, after the Inauguration of Barack...

HBCU History Is Black History

ByErnie Suggs - The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionForget the football duels between North Carolina Central and North Carolina A&T. It doesn’t matter if Howard or Hampton is the real...

Meet the 1st black jockey in Kentucky Derby since 2000

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A little known jockey and a lightly regarded horse pulled off an upset victory for trainer Doug O’Neill at last year’s Kentucky Derby. On Saturday, he’ll give another...

Students Rally for More Funding of Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Students held a rally at Maryland’s State House Monday hoping to get more funding for the state’s four historically black colleges and universities. Sequoya Patterson went from Connecticut...

Happy Founders’ Day, Iota Phi Theta

On this day, 49 years ago, twelve men bonded together on the footsteps of Hurt Gymnasium on the campus of Morgan State College (now known as Morgan...

Spelman College Hosts ‘When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying in African-American...

ATLANTA (Feb. 17, 2015) -- Exactly 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X, Spelman College will host "When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying...

Al Sharpton Pushes to Help TSU Program Inducted Into the Basketball Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) - The Reverend Al Sharpton is widely known for taking up the fight on behalf of the underdog in his pursuit of...

U.S. Postal Service to Honor Robert Taylor With Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service will release its latest stamp in the Black Heritage Series on Feb. 12, paying tribute to Robert Robinson Taylor. From The Journal of Blacks...

UDC to Study Monument Proposal for African-American Military Hero

The University of the District of Columbia moved Tuesday to study the cost of erecting a monument to honor Col. Charles Young — a pioneering Black military...

PBS Documentary ‘The Central Park Five’ tackles issues of race and blame

Need something to watch with a little substance? Check out The Central Park Five documentary and let us know what you think. About The Central Park Five: A new film...

Emmett Till Civil Rights Heroes – Moment in History

"Have you ever sent a loved son on vacation and had him returned to you in a pine box, so horribly battered and water-logged that someone needs...

Historical Landmark: The CN&I Power Plant on the Campus of Central State University

HBCUBuzz visits Wilberforce, Ohio to unearth the history surrounding the CN&I Power Plant at Central State University.   In the world of black history, one element that is prominently...

You Know MLK Jr., But Do You Know Izola Ware Curry?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is regarded as one of the most prominent faces of the Civil Rights Movement, hailed for his triumphs and sacrifices throughout the 1950s. And while his...

18 Famous Historically Black College and University Alumni

Many of pop culture's biggest names have their own remarkable origin story. A lucky break, a serendipitous career move, or the life experience and knowledge gained at...

The History of UMES

PRINCESS ANNE, MARYLAND — University of Maryland Eastern Shore The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers an impressive array of accredited academic programs blending a time-honored curriculum with...

Amelia Boynton Robinson, Survivor Of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ Dies At 104

NPR Amelia Boynton Robinson, who went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., in 1965 to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside the...

Howard Alum to Play Jackie Robinson in Upcoming Movie “42”

Congratulations to Chadwick Boseman! Chadwick Boseman, 30, is one of Hollywood’s up-and-coming actors. The South Carolina native is best known for his roles on the TV series Lincoln Heightsand Persons...

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