There is an ongoing debate as to whether U.S. history segregates Black history in February or whether Black History Month brings forward necessary untold stories.
He got past obstacles in the industry to bring a mostly Black cast of characters to newspapers and digital platforms across the country.
Daily affirmations can highlight traits we already possess or summon who or what we aspire to be. Photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn says they're an important part of a larger self-care routine.
In the interview with the magazine, they opened up about their love story and how their relationship blossomed into marriage. The duo tied the knot in 2020.
The "First Lady of Gospel Music" delivers a sampling of her vast music ministry in this Tiny Desk home Concert.
Authors Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson discuss the importance of teaching young people about the history of slavery and racism in America with honesty and respect.
A mantra for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is to explore American history through an African American lens.
Curator Aaron Bryant recently spoke to NPR about some favorite Black photographic subjects in the Smithsonian's collection. He remembers a photo of Josephine Baker in France from the 1920s.
The breadth of what it means to be a Black American is widening, according to new analysis of the latest migration statistics.
A New York City opera company created an updated version of Fidelio for the Black Lives Matter era. The performance features singers who are incarcerated in real life.
Black cowboys are often missing in pop culture depictions of cowboy culture. In reality, they have been a big part of cowboy history, as some estimates suggest as many as 1 in 4 cowboys were Black.
Some of the first truly American music was created by Black voices. In this playlist, pianist Lara Downes offers a broad range of songs that speak to the irrepressible, irresistible sound of hope.
When American Airlines hired David Harris in 1964, he became the first African American pilot to fly for a commercial airline. Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cottman's Segregated Skies tells his story.
"If somebody needed help — Granny was going. Black and whites alike, it made no difference to her," Mary Othella Burnette says of her late grandmother, a second-generation midwife in Black Appalachia.
The former attorney general was tapped in 2020 by the NFL to work on an inquiry into claims of workplace misconduct involving the then-Washington Football Team.