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...

Central State to Inaugurate University’s Eighth President, Cynthia Jackson-Hammond

Wilberforce – Central State University prepares to inaugurate President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Jackson-Hammond is the eighth president of the university and the first woman...

28 Black Inventions Used Today

In honor of Black History Month, we find it necessary to pay homage to those in Black history who have paved the way for all of us...

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...

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...

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...

Legacy

Legacy: By Dennis Richmond, Jr. In 1909 a young black couple got married in New York.  The groom was a handsome young laborer who cleaned chimneys named John...

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...

Black History Month at ‘the real’ HU

Check out some schedule events throughout the month of February for Black History Month at HU (Hampton University). The month’s theme is “R.E.P.:" Remembering the Past, Embracing the...

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...

Faculty Members, Admin Staff Looks Back At The 1969 Wilberforce University Fire

In the late 1960s, black students on college campuses around the country were at the vanguard of protest to bring about change in the world around them....

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...

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...

Memorial Day: Holiday Created by (Former) Slaves

Did you know that the earliest traces of the ever popular “Memorial Day” holiday began with former slaves more than 150 years ago?

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...

The Bayou Classic: Fun, Football and Festivities

Normally after Thanksgiving people feast on left over turkey, greens and macaroni and cheese, or maybe some honey smoked ham with a side of your mother’s famous...

Dream Defenders occupy Florida state capitol to repeal ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws

After the George Zimmerman verdict student activists known as the Dream Defenders rushed to the state of Florida to strategize and plan how they would bring about justice to...

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...

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