Black History

Lesser-known Martin Luther King Jr. quotes celebrate his radical politics

Sick of people whitewashing Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, artist Daniel Rarela created this series featuring quotes from King's “Letter From A …

Black Culture

Michelle Obama's Final Walk Through the White House Will Make You So Emotional

We're not crying, you're crying.<p>With just under two days to go until Barack Obama’s presidency comes to an end, Michelle Obama is saying her final goodbyes to the White House. FLOTUS shared a video on her Instagram account today that shows her taking a final stroll inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, …

Michelle Obama

New Black Lives Matter App Lets You Mark Yourself as ‘Unsafe’ in America for Being Black

Black Lives Matter has launched the “Unsafety Check,” which allows black social media users to mark themselves as “unsafe” for being black in America.<p>…

Jim Crow Laws

Harry Belafonte: Make U.S. 'ungovernable' for Trump

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — On the dawn of Donald Trump's presidency, a deeply concerned Harry Belafonte is looking to the American people to awaken and resist the incoming leader's agenda.<p>"No time has been more conflicting for me than this moment," said the legendary singer, actor and activist. "The …

Black Culture

Kevin Hart Is Bringing More Black Hidden Figures In History To Television

Get ready to learn more about black history aside from the usual stories and lessons we learned in grade school. In the wake of the massive success of <i>Hidden Figures</i>, the real story about the three black women who helped NASA send the first man into orbit, comes Kevin Hart’s special on other …

Kevin Hart

Is Obama our first and last black president?

My father died in the fall of 2002, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. In the spring of 2003, I was home in Chicago visiting my mother when a good friend invited me to go with him to a big, lavish dinner at a downtown hotel for a group he had represented as a lawyer. It would be a fun …

Democratic Party

Watch Michelle Obama Take Her Final Walk Through the White House

Though she only has a few days left in office, Michelle Obama is making the most of them. In the past few weeks alone our First Lady has delivered her powerful final remarks shared an adorable throwback photo that celebrated her family's journey, and surprised her supporters on <i>The Tonight Show With</i> …

Entertainment

Here’s one thing Donald Trump could do to get black Americans on his side

Forget meeting Steve Harvey and promising to do better by African Americans than the Clintons did. This will work<p>The most painful Inauguration in the history of Inaugurations is running toward us. I was always taught to stand tall and to never run away from pain, so I’m gearing up to go to Donald …

Racism

The first black woman to sing at the inauguration had been barred from Washington’s largest concert…

The first black woman to sing at the inauguration had been barred from Washington’s largest concert hall<p>Marian Anderson was an American treasure<p>On …

American History

Why You Shouldn’t Watch Donald Trump’s Inauguration on TV

January 20, 2017, will be a pivotal day in American history. Donald J. Trump, the people’s billionaire, will be sworn in as the 45th president of the …

Black Culture

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I recently was offered the opportunity to get an early peek at the upcoming documentary I Am Not Your Negro, which chronicles James Baldwin’s views …

Black Culture

‘Get in the Way’: 4 things to know about the new John Lewis documentary

A new documentary will chronicle the life of civil rights champion and veteran Georgia congressman John Lewis. <i>Get in the Way</i>, produced and directed …

Civil Rights

Jim Brown’s ‘love’ for Donald Trump is at odds with the man we’ve come to know

In his 1972 autobiography, published shortly before he died, Jackie Robinson admitted a regret. It was, said America’s standard-bearer for integration, that he’d allowed himself to be used by McCarthyists on Capitol Hill in 1949 by issuing for them a public rebuke of the nonpareil …

Sports

Dr. King’s 1965 Speech on the Invincibility of Truth is as Timely as Ever

This week in the United States almost every major city, and plenty of smaller ones, will host demonstrations and marches protesting the inauguration of our next president. Donald Trump’s volatile and unpredictable plans for our country have inspired and provoked confusion, outrage, disappointment, …

Black Culture

Top 10 People Summoned to Trump Towers to Fix Black America

Since the election of Donald J. Trump, we have witnessed an eclectic mix of black people streaming from Trump Towers, called upon by the …

Race & Ethnicity

PBS Announces Documentary On Civil Rights Leader And Georgia Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis – Get in the Way will air on February 10 as part of PBS’s Black History Month programming.<p>PBS has announced an upcoming documentary on the …

Black Culture

T.I. Warns Of 'Hidden Agenda' Behind Trump's Meetings With Black Influencers

The rapper-actor called foul.<p>T.I. has issued a stern warning to his celebrity peers meeting with Trump: “Do not accept any invitation to have any meeting... No matter how positive you think the outcome may be.”<p>On Monday, T.I. shared his two cents on the matter in a series of Instagram video posts …

Black Culture

Oklahoma State University students celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day in blackface

Not all millennials are as anti-racist and woke as you think.<p>Two white female students at Oklahoma State University are facing online backlash after …

Black Culture

How Obama kick-started black civil rights online

The outgoing president’s 2008 campaign was more revolutionary than we realise, inspiring a new era of Internet activism and black empowerment<p>It’s hard to talk about Obama without discussing the internet.<p>For those of us that make up this vague ‘millennial’ generation, the world can sometimes seem …

Black Culture

Feeling Anxious on Inauguration Day? These Art Museums Are Offering Refuge

Donald Trump is going to be president. <i>(Say it with me.)</i> Donald Trump is going to be president. If that makes you want to put your head between your …

Inauguration Day

Pod save America: 12 podcasts to get you through the Trump presidency

From soul-searching Democrats to the king of rightwing radio, here are the pods to help you understand the new world order – and perhaps the next eight years<p>The week after the 2016 US presidential election, the podosphere was full of black Americans expressing their fears for the future, diehard …

Politics

Nas Launches Black History Month Collection In Support Children's Development

“This collection is about turning things around and instilling positivity," he tells HuffPost.<p>After the success of his ugly Christmas sweaters in support of prison reform, Nas is back for another good cause.<p>In honor of Black History Month, Nas is launching an exclusive collection featuring …

Black Culture

Grammy-Winning Artist Slammed For Suggesting Martin Luther King ‘Fought Because All Lives Matter’

A Grammy award winning artist, Wyclef Jean, has come under fire on social media for suggesting Martin Luther King Jr. believed “all lives matter.” He …

Black Culture

The Women’s March Paints an Optimistic Future for Feminism

“Women’s rights are human rights”<p>“I see solidarity as something that I try to live with every single day,” Carmen Perez tells me by phone. Perez is …

Lifestyle

Former KKK Grand Dragon apologises to Martin Luther King's family: 'I didn't know what I was talking about'

Speaking on Martin Luther King Jr Day, Scott Shepherd acknowledged he 'did a lot of terrible things' in his past.<p>Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon …

Black Culture

D.L. Hughley Accuses MLK III of Choosing Trump Over Rep. John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE<p><b>D.L. Hughley</b> isn't trying to hide his anger at <b>MLK Jr.</b>'s son for betraying Civil Rights leader Rep. <b>John Lewis</b> during his beef with <b>Donald …

Black Culture

Angry about Trump’s inauguration? Here are 5 events you can attend this week

If you’re at all concerned about the environment, it should go without saying that you’re probably unhappy about a Donald Trump presidency. Even …

Black Culture

Martin Luther King's Daughter Has Something To Tell Us About Race Relations In America

'Daddy taught us through his philosophy of nonviolence, which placed love at the centerpiece, that through that love we can turn enemies into friends'<p>…

Black Culture

Understanding Jim Brown’s Ugly Support of Donald Trump

Many political sports fans were shocked when 80-year-old football legend Jim Brown recently came out in fulsome support of Donald Trump. Now he has …

Boxing

There Are No Black Women Running Fortune 500 Companies

On Point<p>The missing meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King<p>There are many important analyses that seek to dissect how the image of Martin Luther King has …

Fortune 500