Nichelle Nichols

In honor of "Star Trek" Day, the sci-fi franchise didn't just give us Black characters but also ones who are dynamic and complex, making creator Gene Roddenberry's vision come to life in unimaginable ways.

Few people have had as wide an impression across industries as Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols.

Fifty-five years after the debut of "Star Trek: The Original Series," Nichols continues to touch the hearts and minds of generations. 

Legendary actress and activist Nichelle Nichols was honored by NASA for her transformative role in diversifying the space exploration industry.

While her current condition is unknown, the Star Trek actress is in the middle of a years-long battle concerning her health, well-being, and management of her financial affairs.

"Star Trek" actress Nichelle Nichols is allegedly in a contentious guardianship battle with her son after being diagnosed with dementia last year.

Sad to hear about Nichelle Nichols suffering a stroke. Hailing frequencies way open right now for a healthy recovery. pic.twitter.com/AiJS8JJuI6 — Enterprise Extra (@EnterpriseExtra) June 4, 2015 Nichelle Nichols, 82, best known for her role in the “Star Trek” television series and movie franchise, suffered a minor stroke Thursday, her agent confirmed. “Last night while […]

  Last week, Nichelle Nichols (pictured), the actress who played “Lt. Uhura” in the 1960s version of “Star Trek,” was in need of a transporter, a useful device on the TV series that allowed people to inexplicably move from one point to another. That way the 81-year-old actress could have avoided being stopped at the […]