Explore articles and videos of some of the most prominent African Americans who have made Black History what it is today. Learn about the firebrand abolitionists Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth; the political philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X; the imagination and intellectualism of James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou; the trailblazing music of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Diana Ross and Tina Turner; the entertainment of Josephine Baker, Richard Pryor and media giant Oprah Winfrey; the legislative impact of Thurgood Marshall, Shirley Chisholm and President Barack Obama; the scientific contributions of George Washington Carver, Charles Drew and Henrietta Lacks; and the athletic record-breaking feats of Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph. And that's only scratching the surface . . .
Ben Carson defended himself against criticism for purchasing a $31,000 dining set for his office to Congress, saying he left details to his wife and staff. Emails from the secretary of housing and urban development seem to contradict his distancing from the purchase.
Tina Turner told ‘The Times’ that she has forgiven ex-husband and bandmate Ike Turner, who died in 2007, for years of abuse. “As an old person, I have forgiven him, but it would not work with him...Ike wasn’t someone you could forgive and allow him back in,” she said.
Megan Markle’s guest Oprah Winfrey switched her dress the night before the royal wedding as beige would be “too ‘white’ for a wedding,” she posted on Instagram. Stella McCartney’s team, who also dressed Markle, worked overnight to prepare a pretty pink alternative.
Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for the 2017 animated short “Dear Basketball,” but he won’t be admitted to the Academy. The Governors of the Academy voted to rescind the basketball player’s invitation, likely due to their code of conduct and his history of sex assault allegations.
Irene Morgan was a civil rights activist who, a decade prior to Rosa Parks' landmark case, won her own U.S. Supreme Court Case in 'Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia,' which declared interstate transport racial segregation to be unconstitutional.