Giving birth to a daughter inspired Jaha Dukureh to take action to end a painful and medically unnecessary procedure inflicted on girls around the world.
Black Panther, the first Hollywood blockbuster centered on a black superhero and to star a mostly black cast, is defying long-held stereotypes about Africans and women.
A photo of Parker Curry, who is 2 years old, in front of a new portrait of Michelle Obama electrified social media and captured hearts around the globe.
Hazel Johnson-Brown made history in 1979 as the first black woman to become a U.S. Army general. She went on to head the Army Nurse Corps.
A new website, civilrightstrail.com, uses 360-degree videos, historical comparison photos, interviews and interactive maps to guide visitors along important civil rights sites across the southern United States.
The hope Martin Luther King Jr. shared in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 still rings true. This poster honors his commitment to equality.
From skiers to skaters, learn about the experiences and passions that drive U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to compete on the world stage.
How did 17-year-old Maame Biney, an immigrant from Ghana, become a top U.S. speedskater? Learn the story of this 2018 Winter Olympics athlete.
February is Black History Month in the U.S. Meet America's first black Marines, known as the Montford Pointers, and learn how they got their name.