After saying he wasn't going to sing Wednesday night, President Barack Obama broke his promise at the tailend of a Ray Charles tribute concert at the White House.
By Joshua Barajas
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers, PBS aired the documentary “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” produced by Independent Lens. Here are just a few takeaways.
By Kenya Downs
The New York Times has begun to unpack never-before-seen photographs that help fill in a portrait of African-American history. Why did these images of historic moments and well-known figures go unpublished for so long? Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Rachel…
By PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife Michelle as they hosted a White House reception Thursday for…
By Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press
By Eric Krupke
Justin Giuliano, Arielle Newton and Alisha Acquaye want you to rethink how America celebrates Black History Month.
Weeks after ducking criticism from his local NAACP leadership, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., joined Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and three of their predecessors Tuesday to celebrate Black History Month and speak openly about the role of race in their political…
The black history stories we will hear about this month are also American history stories. We do ourselves and the next generation a disservice when we do not treat them as such.
Black History Month originated in 1925 when the second week of February was made Negro History Week since it contained the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how some African-Americans now oppose the…
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