Celebrating Black history, culture and achievement

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: Willie O'Ree

Positively Black: Willie O'Ree

Tracie Strahan speaks with the first Black National Hockey League player, Willie O'Ree.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Happy 100th Birthday, NAACP

Happy 100th Birthday, NAACP

The NAACP, one of America's most influential civil-rights organizations, celebrates its 100th birthday.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Misty Copeland's Path to Stardom

Misty Copeland's Path to Stardom

It's one thing to grace the stage for the American Ballet Theater, and quite another to pirouette on stage with Prince. Misty Copeland is doing both of those things these days, and says not fitting the...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: Urban League

Positively Black: Urban League

Have we fulfilled the dream of Dr Martin Luther King Jr? The head of one of New York's oldest civil rights organizations suggests that there's still more work to be done in the struggle.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?"

Positively Black: "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?"

What does being "black" mean in today's society? Toure, a popular social commentator, discusses limits African-Americans place on themselves and the journey to define that in his new book.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: The Rugelach King of Harlem

Positively Black: The Rugelach King of Harlem

Here's a story for all of you with a sweet tooth. The little pastry called "rugelach" has its origins in Jewish faith and tradition. A baker in Harlem has found his recipe for sucess by serving it to growing...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: Beauty Queens

Positively Black: Beauty Queens

The Tri-State area recently crowned some new royalty! The latest winners of the Miss Black New York and Miss Black New Jersey pageants sat down with Tracie Strahan to talk about serving the community and...

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: Brooklyn Renaissance

Positively Black: Brooklyn Renaissance

The latest cutural renaissance is happening in Brooklyn. African American dancers, rappers and spoken word artists are being showcased in a year-long program celebrating the arts.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM EST

Positively Black: Minding Ben

Positively Black: Minding Ben

Tracie Strahan interview author Victoria Brown about her new novel, "Minding Ben". A fictional account of a Trinidadian immigrant and her adventures as a nanny in New York ,

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 01:45 PM EST

Positively Black: Tracing Your Roots

Positively Black: Tracing Your Roots

Family is a big part of the Christmas and Kwanzaa seasons. But many African-Americans have often found it difficult when it comes to tracing thier family roots. Tracie Strahan explores some of the more...

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Nor'easter to Muck Up Thanksgiving Travel With Slushy Snow

Nor'easter to Muck Up Thanksgiving Travel With Slushy Snow

After an unseasonably balmy start to the week. Storm Team 4 says a nor'easter is set to wallop the tri-state with enough snow and rain to make a mess of one of the year’s busiest travel days.

Storm Team 4's Guide to Thanksgiving Snow, Travel

Storm Team 4's Guide to Thanksgiving Snow, Travel

Storm Team 4 walks you through all the steps of the looming storm threatening to disrupt holiday travel.

Photos of Bear in Deadly Rutgers Student Mauling Released

Photos of Bear in Deadly Rutgers Student Mauling Released

Police released photos Tuesday that show the bear that killed a 22-year-old Rutgers student who had been hiking with friends in a New Jersey nature preserve two months ago.

NYPD Chief Hit With "Fake Blood" Amid Ferguson Protests

NYPD Chief Hit With "Fake Blood" Amid Ferguson Protests

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was spattered with what appeared to be red paint Monday as protesters flooded Times Square to protest a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer...

Thousands Protest Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in NYC

Thousands Protest Ferguson Grand Jury Decision in NYC

More than 1,000 protesters marched from Union Square to upper Manhattan as others took to at least two city bridges in protest of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren...

Pol Wants "Sex Assault by Fraud" to Be a Crime: Report

Pol Wants "Sex Assault by Fraud" to Be a Crime: Report

A New Jersey lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it a crime to lie to someone in order to have sex with them, NJ.com reports.