Celebrating Black history, culture and achievement

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at 04:48 AM 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.

Saturday, Feb 14, 2009 at 12:11 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.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 10:18 AM EDT

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...

Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:22 AM 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, Sep 20, 2011 at 09:40 AM EDT

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.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 09:48 AM EDT

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...

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM 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...

Thursday, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:50 AM 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.

Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM EDT

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 ,

Friday, Dec 24, 2010 at 08:28 AM 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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Mother Sues Ivy School, Amazon Over Daughter's Suicide

Mother Sues Ivy School, Amazon Over Daughter's Suicide

The mother of a University of Pennsylvania nursing student who allegedly purchased cyanide on Amazon.com and used it to take her own life is suing the Philadelphia school and online retailer. The Philadelphia...

11 Sets of Twins Start Kindergarten at Same NY School

11 Sets of Twins Start Kindergarten at Same NY School

Kindergarten teachers in one Long Island school district will have their work cut out for them this year trying to keep straight the names of the 11 sets of twins who are about to start school.

Dad Kills Wife, 2 Sons, Sets Fire Then Shoots Self: Official

Dad Kills Wife, 2 Sons, Sets Fire Then Shoots Self: Official

The deaths of a family of four -- two parents and their young sons -- in New Jersey earlier this week have been ruled a case of murder-suicide, authorities said Friday.

Kids' Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Over Strangulation Risk

Kids' Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Over Strangulation Risk

A New York-based company is recalling kids' hooded sweatshirts because of risk of strangulation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

1st Same-Sex Couple Gets Marriage License at Ky. County

1st Same-Sex Couple Gets Marriage License at Ky. County

James Yates and William Smith Jr. were the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license from a Kentucky county clerk’s office Friday, a day after the clerk who runs the office was jailed, NBC News...

Rikers Guards Accused of Beating Up Young Inmate in Supply Closet

Rikers Guards Accused of Beating Up Young Inmate in Supply Closet

Two veteran Rikers Island correction officers have been indicted for allegedly beating up a young inmate in a supply closet at the jail in December.