Cancer surgeon Dr. Bobby Satcher is among an elite group of only 14 African Americans who have traveled to the great beyond.
Currently, the streets are named after plantation owners.
Students at La Marque Elementary School brought Black History figures to life in their annual Living Museum. With the touch of a button, classmates were able to meet and learn from such historic figures as Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks and President Barack Obama. Teachers chose this interactive project to inspire students to appreciate the past and those who paved the way for them to make history as well.
It’s fitting for a school to carry his name because Yates not only learned to read, write, and do arithmetic at a time when it was illegal for blacks to do so, he also taught other black people.
“Black Girl Magic is the ability for African American females to push past the restrictions that are set upon us today and show us that anything is possible," Ulmer said. "You can be an author, entrepreneur student no matter what the color of your skin is or what your gender is.”
A group of ballerinas in Texas struck a pose, and the result was an adorable photo shoot — both fierce and meaningful.
Here's a timeline of the historical events of the civil rights movement that shaped the fight for social justice and against discrimination.
Garrett Morgan is the son of a slave who invented the modern traffic light. Morgan got the idea after witnessing a horrific traffic accident.
OneUnited Bank's release of its new Harriet Tubman debit card was met with heavy criticism online.
Here's a list of historical sites, cultural centers and monuments honoring black Americans and moments in black history.
This black history month we are honored to highlight Houston’s own Ruby Mosley, the woman affectionately known as "The Mayor of Acres Homes" as loved ones remember her legacy.
Houston residents in the city's fourth ward are fighting to keep historic brick roads from being damaged or replaced. The bricks on this road were layed by former slaves after Houston refused to pave the roads for them.
Actor Joaquin Phoenix calls out the film industry's systemic racism at the British Academy Film Awards. He calls on the people who benefit from racism to dismantle the system of racism that persists in Hollywood.
From traffic lights to caller ID, here’s a few inventions created by African Americans that make life easier.
Filmmaker Laurens Grant sits down with Isiah to speak about her movie that tells the story of mid-20th century super powers working to put the first human of African descent into space.
Isiah sits down with Dr. Robert Satcher, a retired NASA astronaut and one of only 14 black Americans to visit space. He's also an orthopedic surgeon who graduated from Harvard Medical School and he also graduated from MIT with a degree in chemical engineering.
For Black History month, a non-profit is seeking volunteers to help with a weekly clean-up initiative at Historic Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, the resting place of many of the city’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The backstory of how Black History Month became an annual celebration in the United States is often overlooked.
Google celebrated the achievements of black Americans with a commercial and website highlighting who and what was "the most searched."
Martin Luther King Jr. championed the idea of a universal basic income for all American adults more than 50 years ago as part of his Poor People's Campaign, but he was assassinated before he could carry the initiative to fruition.