W.E.B. DuBois' concept of the “double-consciousness” of the African American experience profoundly describes Colin Powell as a soldier, a career military man and a politician.

Colin Powell's death from complications of COVID-19 draws attention to the disproportionate effect multiple myeloma -- the blood cancer he was battling before dying -- has on Black people. Here's what you need to know about the "silent killer in the Black community."

Colin Powell died Monday morning of complications from COVID-19. Anti-Vaxxers have taken to their megaphones to use Powell’s death as justification of their false claims about the vaccine.

Colin Powell, a true patriot who defended the United States as a 4-star general before continuing to serve his country as the Joint Chiefs Of Staff and the first Black Secretary of State, has died following a battle with COVID-19.


Rush Limbaugh was a lightning rod for controversy -- and racism -- over his career that spanned nearly five decades.

Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell endorses Hillary Clinton for president. He raises questions about Donald Trump's fitness for the presidency.

Retired Republican four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell has little to no respect for his party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to newly released emails hacked from his private account. In comments about Trump in a June 17, 2016, email to Emily Miller, a journalist who once worked under Powell as a deputy press secretary […]


President Obama and The First Lady gracefully cover the October issue of Essence Magazine for a farewell issue, set to hit newsstands on September 9.


In this week's edition of the Congressional Black Caucus Message to America, Representative Yvette Clarke pays homage to the contributions of America's foreign-born sons and daughters with a primary focus on those who have parentage from the Caribbean.

Colin Powell, appearing on CBS' This Morning, criticized the vulgarity and childishness of the Republican presidential candidates. He hopes the national mourning for Nancy Reagan will usher in a period of civility.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has been stressing the importance of voting in the black community. Powell seeks to bring attention to Voter ID laws—the reason why many African-Americans are turned away from the polls. He believes that black voters should make it a point to get lawmakers who support these laws out of office. “What I […]

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The history of the African American people seems far too wide, deep and complex to boil down into 6 television episodes, but that’s what Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University, has done with the series he has […]