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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13-Year-Old Girls Badly Hurt After Tube Smashes Into Yacht

13-Year-Old Girls Badly Hurt After Tube Smashes Into Yacht

Two 13-year-old girls were hospitalized, one in critical condition, after the water tube they were being pulled on in the Long Island Sound Sunday smashed into the side of a 69-foot yacht, throwing them...

Bobbi Kristina to Be Buried Next to Mom in NJ Cemetery

Bobbi Kristina to Be Buried Next to Mom in NJ Cemetery

The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown will be laid to rest Monday at the same New Jersey cemetery where her mother, Whitney Houston, was buried.

'American Idol' Hopeful Dies in Crash After Audition

'American Idol' Hopeful Dies in Crash After Audition

One "American Idol" hopeful died and five others returning from the reality show audition were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in suburban Philadelphia, police said.

'My Family Is Suffering:' Drivers Bemoan Uber Boom in NYC

'My Family Is Suffering:' Drivers Bemoan Uber Boom in NYC

On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an Uber car.

Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck by Player's Swing

Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck by Player's Swing

A 9-year-old bat boy has died after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game. His team, the Liberal Bee Jays, announced his death in a message posted to its Facebook page...

NY Attorney General to Probe Mom of 8's Police Custody Death

NY Attorney General to Probe Mom of 8's Police Custody Death

New York's attorney general says he's using new power as special prosecutor to investigate the death of a 42-year-old woman in a police holding cell in Mount Vernon.