Black History Month

What originally started out as just an interest in his own genealogy, became a publication from which millions of African-American suddenly called their own story. American…

I was just a teenager when Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. became the first African-American to walk in space. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Dr. Harris…

In 1985, Halle Berry represented the state of Ohio in the Miss Teen All-American Pageant and won. A year later, she became the first runner-up…

Where oh where would be without this crafty tool for our favorite summertime treat. We can thank inventor and businessman named Alfred L. Cralle, who invented…

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve highlighted some of the first Black women who were honored for their achievements. BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Rosa Parks…

The African American Library at the Gregory School is the newest of three special collections operated by the Houston Public Library. Located in Houston’s historic Freedman’s Town, the Library is housed in what was once the Edgar M. Gregory School, which served as the first public school for African Americans in Houston. As the first […]

According to USAToday.com, The Underground Freedom Railroad Center, in Cincinnati, is facing financial hardship due to large cutbacks in their budget and funding from local and state institutions. The center’s focus is on telling the stories of abolitionists from the Underground Railroad, but they have recently expanded to included contemporary slavery and human-trafficking. Read More

Black History Month is the time in which we celebrate  historical African American people, events and culture.  Here is a list of local community events celebrating our rich black history during the month of February. University of Houston: Whispers from the Colored Section Cullen Performance Hall 4800 Calhoun 713.743.1000 Urban Souls Dance Company will perform Whispers from […]

Despite the rough nature of his sport, Muhammad Ali was one of the smoothest persons ever to walk the Earth. His poetic verse and well-considered metaphors came out a time during the 1960s when boxers were better known for punching than speaking. But Muhammad Ali did speak, and spoke intelligently – in a loud, boisterous […]

American writer, Maya Angelou survived a tough childhood and early adulthood to become a singer, actress, activist, and writer. In 1993, she came to much…