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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Man Accused of Stabbing His Mother to Death in NJ

Man Accused of Stabbing His Mother to Death in NJ

A 24-year-old man is in police custody after authorities say he stabbed his mother to death in New Jersey.

1 Killed, 4 Wounded in Shootings Near West Indian Parade

1 Killed, 4 Wounded in Shootings Near West Indian Parade

A man was shot and killed and two others were wounded near the West Indian Day Parade route Monday, hours before the political see-and-be-seen event, which has been marred by violence in recent years,...

NYC Homeowner Interrupting Burglary Fatally Stabbed

NYC Homeowner Interrupting Burglary Fatally Stabbed

A 67-year-old man was stabbed to death and his wife injured after they came upon a burglary at their Staten Island home.

Man Tries to Strangle Woman on Stoop With Hoodie: NYPD

Man Tries to Strangle Woman on Stoop With Hoodie: NYPD

Police are investigating after a man approached an elderly woman sitting on the front stoop of her Brooklyn home, threw her to the ground and tried to strangle her with his sweatshirt, police say.

Driver Tails Christie Motorcade Following Incident

Driver Tails Christie Motorcade Following Incident

A motorist who thought a member of Gov. Chris Christie's motorcade had cut him off followed the vehicle into a Jersey Shore town, but the matter was peacefully resolved.

Smoke Billows From Flatiron Eatery

Smoke Billows From Flatiron Eatery

Firefighters are working to put out a fire on the roof of a commercial building in the Flatiron district in Manhattan.