Celebrating Black history, culture and achievement

Friday, Sep 10, 2010 at 07:04 AM EDT

Pos Black: A Better Chance Scholar

Pos Black: A Better Chance Scholar

A NEW PROGRAM IS GIVING STUDENTS OF COLOR WHO PUSH THEMSELVES EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES. IT'S CALLED "A BETTER CHANCE" AND IT'S PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION AS IT'S NEEDED MORE THAN EVER.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011 at 09:36 AM EDT

Positively Black: Sugar Ray Leonard

Positively Black: Sugar Ray Leonard

After a legendary career in the ring, former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard has taken his talents to the silver screen for the movie "Real Steel." Tracie Strahan caught up with the former champ for this edition...

Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 at 07:04 AM EST

Positively Black : DJ Ralph McDaniels

Positively Black : DJ Ralph McDaniels

Before MTV and BET started doing it, a New York native created a television show exclusively dedicated to hip hop music.Recently a branch of the Queens Library paid tribute to Video Music Box creator Ralph...

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011 at 09:38 AM EDT

Positively Black: Summer reads

Positively Black: Summer reads

Tracie Strahan interview senior editor Patrik Henry Bass of Essence magazine about the best summer reads.

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:36 AM EST

Positively Black; Natural Hair

Positively Black; Natural Hair

When it comes to the latest trend in hairstyles, many Black women are choosing to return to their natural roots...Deciding not to relax or chemically straighten their hair, and instead growing and maintaining it...

Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:18 AM EST

Positively Black: Harlem: A Century of Images

Positively Black: Harlem: A Century of Images

If you think you know what life is like in Harlem, a new book could change your mind. 100 years of iconic images taken by award-winning photograhers chronicle the people and places that made the neighborhood...

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Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48

Ex-Knick Anthony Mason Dies at 48

Anthony Mason, one of the Knicks’ most popular players of the 1990s who had one All-Star season during a 13-year pro career, has died following a massive heart attack, the team said Saturday. He was 48.

Knicks Fans Lose All-Time Favorite With Anthony Mason's Death

Knicks Fans Lose All-Time Favorite With Anthony Mason's Death

Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy knew why "Mase'' was so popular with New Yorkers during his playing days. They loved the Queens native's perseverance and the fact that he always gave 100% effort, whether in...

Swedish Teenager With Asperger's Missing in NYC

Swedish Teenager With Asperger's Missing in NYC

A Swedish teenager with Asperger's syndrome has gone missing while vacationing with his father in New York, police said Saturday.

1 Hurt in Bronx Barbershop Shooting

1 Hurt in Bronx Barbershop Shooting

A Bronx man was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday after being shot inside a barber shop, police said.

Coldest February in 80 Years Likely for NYC After Weekend Freeze

Coldest February in 80 Years Likely for NYC After Weekend Freeze

New York City is closing out what is likely to be the third-coldest February on record on a frigid note, with temperatures struggling to reach the freezing mark.

Boy Fatally Beaten Because He Didn't Finish Homework: DA

Boy Fatally Beaten Because He Didn't Finish Homework: DA

Prosecutors say the aunt of a 3-year-old Brooklyn boy fatally beat the toddler with a belt after he refused to complete a spelling assignment.