Diahann Carroll, Oscar-Nominated Pioneering Actress, DiesAlthough she was not the first black woman to star in her own TV show (Ethel Waters played a maid in the 1950s series "Beulah"), she was the first to star as someone other than a servant.
TCM Hires Univ. Of Chicago Scholar As Its First African American HostTCM announced the hiring of Stewart, a professor of cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago who has specialized in the racial politics of film preservation. She will make her TCM debut on Sunday.
Bud Billiken Parade Steps Off On SaturdayTo mark the milestone, TV and film star Lil Rel Howery will serve as Grand Marshal.
Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize Winning Author Of 'Beloved,' Has Died At 88Morrison was one of the most iconic writers of her time, excelling as a novelist, essayist, editor, and short story writer. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, the first African American to receive the distinction.
Smithsonian, Other Institutions To Get Ebony Photo Archive"There is no greater repository of the history of the modern African-American experience than this archive. Saving it and making it available to the public is a great honor and a grave responsibility."
Michelle Obama Talks Relationships, Time In The White House And What She Tells Her Daughters"But I'm here to tell you, there is nothing we can't do or change when we as a collective put our minds to it," she said. "I feel that when I'm out there. We're the ones we are waiting for. But that means we have to roll up our sleeves and do the work every single time."
West Side Leaders Protest Judicial Nominee, Say An African American Should Represent The Community"We want someone who is African American to hold that seat. It's been our seat and we don't want to let it go."
Ebony Photo Archive To Be Auctioned To Pay CreditorsThe collection of 4 million images chronicles the civil rights movement and the lives of prominent figures such as Billie Holiday and Muhammad Ali. It was once appraised at $46 million.
Being Black Or Gay In Chicago Makes You More Prone To Hate CrimesHate crimes rose by 24 percent last year, Chicago police data shows, with gay men and African Americans targeted more than other groups.
Rolling In The Deep: New Film Looks At Roller Skate Culture, Chicago's RoleThe cameras capture one suburban Chicago family-owned rink’s gut-wrenching decision to shut its doors — among thousands that have done so in the past decade — and the filmmakers are not shy about hoping their film can stem the tide of closures.
Hall of Famer, Pioneering Manager Frank Robinson Dies At 83He advocated for more minorities throughout baseball and worked with former Commissioner Bud Selig to develop the Selig Rule, directing teams to interview at least one minority candidate before hiring a new manager.
Video: Girl Upset After Told To Leave School Because Of Braided HairHer brother calls the school's policy on hair a "barrier to entry for black people" and accused the school of "sneakily" adding the rule to its handbook this year.
'Beisbol' Exhibit Highlights African American And Hispanic BallplayersA key figure of the artifacts is Sox great Minnie Minoso, the first black Cuban in the major leagues
The Search For Relatives After Bodies Exhumed In Unmarked Texas CemeteryIn total, 95 sets of remains have been found. They are believed to be African-American prison inmates who were forced to work on plantations.
Chicago Center Gets Share Of $1M Grant To Preserve National African-American SitesBrent Leggs, who directs the fund, says African-American historic places have traditionally been undervalued and underfunded.