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An HBCU graduate muses on the importance of return.
Amanda Gorman is named the first national youth poet laureate. The award recognizes a teen poet who demonstrates literary talent…
Ava DuVernay, Marley Dias, and John Legend received American Ingenuity Awards from Smithsonian Magazine.
A $5 million initiative created by Capital Impact Partners will help Black real estate developers rebuild Detroit.
Google granted the Hidden Genius Project $1 million to develop a stronger Black male presence in tech.
Julien Turner, a Morehouse College student, created a viral rendition of Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO TourLlif3” for his biology class.
Motown Museum has launched a $50 million fundraising campaign to renovate the space, expand community programming, and create more jobs.
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey renamed areas of its campus to pay homage to former slaves.
Claude Tellis and Kareem Cook hope to end treatable disease-related deaths among Blacks through clean and healthy eating.
Chicago's Ariel Community Academy is prepping its students to invest in stocks by the time they reach the fourth grade.
Julia Collins, a Black female entrepreneur, garnered $48M for her robotic pizza startup Zume.
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded North Carolina Central University a $16.3 million grant for research…
Charles Bolden Jr., a former NASA chief, was awarded the 2017 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest.
A New Jersey man raked in $24 million after finding a lottery ticket in one of his old shirts.
New York City honored Willie Mays, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, during a street renaming ceremony…
While confederate monuments are being protested across the nation, Philadelphia erects its own monument to Black Civil War hero Octavius…
Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donates his first NFL paycheck to three cafeteria employees who suffered flood damage from Hurricane Harvey.
NASA's new research center is named for a Black woman who was the focus of the blockbuster Hollywood film "Hidden…
The United States Postal Service will debut four new stamps that pay homage to Ezra Jack Keats’ 1962 children’s book…
Signed into law by President Obama in 2015, ESSA seeks to provide quality education for all of America’s children. Find…
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