Looking Black

View more than forty works by Vincent van Gogh—never before seen together—during Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Hours & Tickets Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday: 11 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. Weekend: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Extended weekend hours until 6 p.m. from April 7 – […]

The legendary Smokey Robinson has been a pillar in the African American music scene since the inception of Motown. Follow us as we celebrate Smokey Robinson during this Black History month.

Althea Gibson was the first african american to win in the US Open, paving the way for Venus and Serena. Follow us as we celebrate Althea during Black History Month.

Taraji P. Henson is one of today's brightest African-American actresses stacking up a long list of movie credits and awards. Her story and accomplishments are highlighted here in honor of Black History Month.

We honor Denzel Washington for Black History Month 2010 for his vast contributions to the arts as one of our greatest American actors. How well do you think you know Denzel? Take our trivia quiz and test your "fanism."

We all know Judge Greg Mathis from his TV Court show, but do we really know Judge Greg Mathis? Check out his story of triumph here.

Vonetta Flowers will go down in the history books as the first African American male or female to win a medal in the Winter Olympics. Read her story and check out some footage from her historical day.

Venus and Serena Williams have been on top of their game for a long time, and have made a name for themselves in more than just the tennis world. Serena with her own fashion line and the two of them becoming part owners of the Miami Dolphins. Take a look back at how the sisters started their career here.

Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Read more on her story here.

Remember Hootie & The Blow Fish? See what lead singer Darius Rucker is up to now.

When she moved to the nation’s most prestigious address, Michelle Obama’s husband told her that rough times were ahead. The country was in recession, people were out of work, the political parties were in open warfare — and the man who was going to be blamed for it all was President Barack Obama. But you won’t hear the first lady utter a peep of complaint. Watch her interview with Matt Lauer here.

Alex Haley, a master story teller brought us our first glimpse into the lives of slaves with his critically acclaimed book Roots. Read about Mr. Haley's story here.