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Olympic Star Gabby Douglas Stars in Her Own Reality Show “Douglas Family Gold”

By Oretha Winston Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas stunned the world in 2012 by becoming the first African American in history to win the individual all-around gold medal at the Summer Olympics.  Behind her meteoric rise was a supportive family willing to sacrifice everything for years to help her dream. Now 19, Gabby is ready to do it all Keep Reading ?

Trevor Noah’s History of Jewish and Fat Jokes Has Everyone Up in Arms

9 hours agoNews : Mediaite

It's been 24 hours since Comedy Central announced that relatively unknown (to Americans, at least) South African comedian Trevor Noah will be taking over for Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show later this year. And already, people on Twitter have dug back through his old tweets and singled out jokes that are being called "anti-Semitic" and "racist" among other things.

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

First opening its doors to the public during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, the California African American Museum (CAAM) features the history, heritage and culture of African Americans in California and the Nation. Currently occupying over 45,000 square feet, the CAAM has plenty to offer visitors from paintings to sculptures to multimedia installations. Noteworthy […]

DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL

Named in honor of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a Haitian fur trader and the first non-Native-American permanent settler in Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History is the first and oldest museum dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art. So what will you come across at DuSable Museum? A […]

Why Hasn’t Ted Cruz Responded to ‘The New Yorker’s’ “Uppity” Slur?

“Uppity” is, to put it lightly, an ugly word. It’s got a long and unpleasant history in this country of being racially loaded, of being used to connote the idea of ethnic minorities — especially African Americans — getting above their station and challenging a white hegemony that should remain untouched. Show More Summary

Making It Rain On Them… History Is Made As Black Swimmers Sweep 100 At NCAA D1 Championship

Three African American Women Sweep The 100 At NCAA Championship Remember that old myth that black girls don’t swim because we don’t want to mess up our hair? Over the weekend it was shattered to smithereens by three incredible athle...

Serena Williams Makes History on the Cover of Vogue

Serena Williams is making history as the first African American female athlete to grace the cover of Vogue solo and she’s looking good while doing it!… READ ON

Noam Chomsky: Slavery and White Fear of Revenge 'Deeply Rooted in American Culture'

Chomsky looks at the roots of American racism and genocide. American culture is imbued with fears that African Americans will someday repay the violence and oppression that has marred their history in this country, according to linguist and cultural critic Noam Chomsky. Show More Summary

Mary Bowser: A Brave Black Spy in the Confederate White House

Editor’s note: For Women’s History Month, The Root is spotlighting less famous figures from the African American National Biography, whose stories exemplify the extraordinary, and often unsung, accomplishments of African-American women from our past.

Why Is Albert Einstein’s History With The African American Civil Rights Movement Forgotten?

Although Albert Einstein is widely known for his contributions to the field of physics and his involvement in the American effort to construct a nuclear bomb, the famed Jewish scientist was far from limited to these two fields when it came to sharing his stunning mind. Show More Summary

Historian Barbara Ransby on Ella Baker & Shirley Chisholm

Dr. Barbara Ransby, Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago talks comparisons between Ella Baker and Shirley Chisholm.

A Cane River Tale: From Slave to Free Woman to Slave Owner

Editor’s note: For Women’s History Month, The Root is spotlighting less famous figures from the African American National Biography, whose stories exemplify the extraordinary, and often unsung, accomplishments of African-American women from our past.

Lynch’s AG nomination slowly moving past bipartisan hurdles

Loretta Lynch, poised to make history as the nation's first African American female attorney general, has been caught in a bipartisan political trap that has left her nomination lingering for a historically long time. She has been a near-certain lock to win confirmation since her nomination hearings went smoothly in late January, but that's not […]

Before Venus and Serena, There Were the Peters Sisters

Editor’s note: For Women’s History Month, The Root is spotlighting less famous figures from the African American National Biography, whose stories exemplify the extraordinary, and often unsung, accomplishments of African-American women from our past.

Black Futures Must Involve Environmental Justice

Black Lives Matter leaders brilliantly reframed Black History Month, Black Future Month, to focus on a separate cultural or political issue facing African Americans every day in February. It was so appropriate, so smart, to set aside...Show More Summary

The first African American player in NBA history, Earl Lloyd died at age 86

The first African American player in NBA history, Earl Lloyd  died at age 86, Thursday February 26, 2015. West Virginia State, Lloyd’s alma mater,  confirmed his death. However they did not provide any details. “The NBA family has lost one of its patriarchs,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. Show More Summary

Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit

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 Black History Month. Continue reading ? The post Obama celebrates Black History Month ahead of Selma visit appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Black History Month Ends on a Frustrating, Yet Positive Note

As Black History Month 2015 comes to a close, it is important to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments African Americans have made since last February. The nomination of Loretta Lynch as the first African American female attorney...Show More Summary

Black History Month Labor Profiles: Rachel Bryan

During Black History Month, we will be profiling past and present leaders in the intersecting movements to protect and expand the rights of African Americans and working families. We'll highlight both important leaders of the past and those who are continuing the legacy of those strong leaders who laid the foundation for the present.

Black History Month Labor Profiles: Fannie Lou Hamer

During Black History Month, we will be profiling past and present leaders in the intersecting movements to protect and expand the rights of African Americans and working families. We'll highlight both important leaders of the past and those who are continuing the legacy of those strong leaders who laid the foundation for the present.Today, we take a look at Fannie Lou Hamer.

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