Public Figures

Gary catches you up on the reasons behind the recent backlash over Akon's comments that have sparked debate online.


We can't forget those times — albeit few and far in between — when Barbara Walters interviewed Black history makers and produced some of the most riveting and must-see TV journalism of all time.

Public Figures

Pelé was known as a global soccer icon, but his real name was Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Here's how he said he got his famous nickname.

A growing number of notable people are speaking out to defend Kyrie Irving as the embattled NBA player faces discipline for tweeting a film critics have called antisemitic.

Public Figures

Kanye West made a fashion statement at Paris Fashion Week during his Yeezy show by wearing a shirt emblazoned with "WHITE LIVES MATTER."

Legendary West Coast rapper and actor Tupac “2pac” Shakur died on Sept. 13, 1996, days after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Public Figures

Legendary writer Toni Morrison left her indelible mark on the literary world, so it's only right that we remember some of her famous words that she both wrote and spoke in life.

The gospel singer recently had some telling words at church.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a vital role in shaping American culture. They provide opportunities and education to many highly successful young Black students and have propelled many students to accomplish great feats.

Public Figures

Christian Walker's old tweet showing "love" for Kehlani contradicts his "mediocre singer" claim after their video confrontation at a Starbucks went viral.

Rice, Hobson, and Morgan's historic appointments come at a challenging time for the NFL, as the organization strives to bring more diversity and inclusion to the league's committee and hiring practices. 


University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban's allegations that Deion Sanders and Jackson State paid a top recruit to attend the HBCU is wrong and he needs to mind his own business. It’s that simple.