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. Our Tracie Strahan has...

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. Tracie Strahan caught...

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 the...

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. Tracie Strahan has more on how...

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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NYPD Ambush Killer: “Watch What I’m Going to Do"

NYPD Ambush Killer: “Watch What I’m Going to Do"

Moments before he fatally shot two police offices at point-blank range, Ismaaiyl Brinsley told a couple of passersby: "Watch what I'm going to do."

Killer of 2 Cops Had Mental Problems: Court Records

Killer of 2 Cops Had Mental Problems: Court Records

The gunman who killed two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol car Saturday in Brooklyn was a high-school dropout with a history of mental health treatment, Maryland court records show.

Timeline: Officer Ambush Unfolds Over 9 Hours

Timeline: Officer Ambush Unfolds Over 9 Hours

An approximate timeline of the events surrounding the deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, as detailed by law enforcement and government officials.

Cops Killed in Brooklyn "Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice": Bratton

Cops Killed in Brooklyn "Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice": Bratton

One had just gotten married. The other had recently celebrated his 40th birthday with his wife and teenage son. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were sitting in their car in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday...

2 Killed in Separate Shootings on Long Island: Police

2 Killed in Separate Shootings on Long Island: Police

Two people were killed in separate weekend shootings on Long Island, police said.

Baltimore Woman Shot by NYPD Killer Identified

Baltimore Woman Shot by NYPD Killer Identified

Authorities in Maryland have are identifying the woman who was shot by the same man who killed two NYPD officers before shooting himself to death. Shaneka Nicole Thompson, 29, was shot in the abdomen Saturday by...