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...

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...

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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Oheka Castle Owner Stepson Questioned in Shooting: Sources

Oheka Castle Owner Stepson Questioned in Shooting: Sources

Police have questioned the stepson of the Long Island mansion owner who was shot in the face earlier this year about what he might know about the attempt on his stepfather’s life, NBC 4 New York has learned.

Joan Rivers "Resting Comfortably" at NYC Hospital: Daughter

Joan Rivers "Resting Comfortably" at NYC Hospital: Daughter

Comedian Joan Rivers remains hospitalized in Manhattan a day after multiple sources familiar with the situation say she stopped breathing while having minor throat surgery at a clinic in the city.

Construction Halted on Atlantic Yards Complex

Construction Halted on Atlantic Yards Complex

A contractor has halted construction on the Atlantic Yards complex, the New York Times reports.

Man Charged in Attack on Mom, Kids in Queens: NYPD

Man Charged in Attack on Mom, Kids in Queens: NYPD

Police have accused a Yonkers man of trying to sexually assault a mother in front of her three children after driving them to a Queens homeless shelter, then attacking her and two of her kids.

Angry Passenger Attacks Worker at LaGuardia: Cops

Angry Passenger Attacks Worker at LaGuardia: Cops

Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at LaGuardia Airport.

Hunter Guilty in "Reprehensible" Dog Killing

Hunter Guilty in "Reprehensible" Dog Killing

A 39-year-old New Jersey man has been found guilty of animal cruelty for killing an Ulster County family's dog with a bow and arrow while he was deer hunting.