Colin Kaepernick searches for “independence” in ancestral trip to Ghana

The free agent quarterback also blasted Fourth of July celebrations with a Frederick Douglass quote.

Where is Efi Oladele, the genius African child inventor of 'Overwatch'?

Is Efi Oladele out of the picture now that Orisa has arrived in 'Overwatch'? We hope not.

One black woman's powerful case against the subtle sexism of #SayHisName

It's important to respect black men who die at the hands of police, but that specific hashtag isn't the way to do it.

James Baldwin's hidden papers have a new home in black America's premier library

James Baldwin's letters are now on display at the Schomberg Center in Harlem.

After Trump's joint address, Movement for Black Lives activists offer their own response

Prominent movement voices address Trump's rhetoric in his first ever speech to a joint session of Congress.

Black History Month: 7 game-changing black entrepreneurs you should know about — but probably don't

From a teenager featured on "Shark Tank" to a business owner with $33 million in funding.

Black Lives Matter shares must-see contemporary art to celebrate Black History Month

In the monthlong series, artists and writers imagine what the future should look like for black lives.

Fayetteville, Arkansas, hung a Black History Month banner declaring "Black Lives Matter"

Fayetteville, which is about 80% white, is doing the right thing.

Black History Month facts: 11 things that have changed since the first Black History Week

Black History Month has changed quite a bit since 1926 when it was first introduced as a week.

A nod to Afro-Latinos: Here's why you should binge-watch 'Celia' for Black History Month

This show will keep you occupied all month long.

Kanye West deserves our compassion, but so do black women like Azealia Banks

Here we go again.

Texas university's class on Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' will explore black feminism in the US

"Black Women, Beyoncé & Popular Culture" will study race, gender and class in pop culture.

The wage gap between black and white Americans is at a 40-year high

"Race is not a skill or characteristic that should have any market value as it relates to your wages."

20 years later, 11 Tupac lyrics prove the rapper is an unrivaled political visionary

Tupac's lyrical discussions of racism and inequality are just as potent 20 years after his death.

Beyoncé's VMA performance of "Pray You Catch Me" was an earth-shattering nod to BLM

There's a reason they call her Queen Bey.

Is it ever OK for white people to wear cornrows?

Let's solve this once and for all.


Prince Day in Minnesota Is the Blackest Thing to Ever Happen in the State

Or maybe it's the purplest thing to ever happen in Minnesota.

How Piers Morgan Became the Most Side-Eyed White Man in Black America Today

The fall and even bigger fall of America's favorite commentator on black culture.

Azealia Banks Slams Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' and Its "Heartbroken Black Female" Narrative

She claimed it's the "antithesis of feminism."

This Nigerian Animator Is Bringing Black Characters to Brazilian Children's Television

How a cartoon can change the game.


What Michelle Obama Taught Me About Loving My Body

... and so much more.

Mark Ruffalo Introduces the Country to Black Men for Bernie

"This is a white guy for black men for Bernie."

Meet Brichibi Cosplay, the Queer, Plus-Size Diva Taking the Cosplay Scene by Storm

Guaranteed you've never met anyone like her.

9 Stunning Portraits of Boundary-Breaking Black People That You Need to Know

It's a great time to reflect on the people who will keep the spirit of the month alive all year long.

2016 Oscars Were Somehow the Blackest of All Time — But Chris Rock Failed in One Key Way

"It seemed like more black entertainers were employed during Sunday's Oscars than the rest of the year combined."


'Blackish' Is Proof That Black Lives Matter Has Arrived on Network TV

Don't change that channel.

Ben Carson Defended Stacey Dash on BET and Almost Made Sense

The actress had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad weekend.