It struck me as a microcosm of women's history in general -- the role models are there, we just don't know about them, or don't countenance them. But as I've said before, anchoring to our past ensures a more secure future.
Slaves revealed that Americans had a deeply flawed understanding of what it meant to be chosen by God. To be chosen does not bring preeminence, elevation and glory in this world.
I have a very personal love affair with Black History Month, and I've been encouraged by the stories of unbelievable bravery my mother and grandmother shared with me of their own experiences living in the Jim Crow South.
Every journalism class in America should include the story of the journalist Leon Dash. And as Black History Month comes to a close, let's celebrate the work and heart of this teacher.
This billboard is only one of the many attacks on reproductive freedom and services for low-income women across the country. We must remain vigilant.
From my point of view -- that of an African American living in Southern California -- the years since 2000 have indeed been historic and sometimes devastating. Where to start?
If journalism is the first draft of history, then it only makes sense that our story is constantly being re-drafted as new elements are discovered and new viewpoints need to be reflected.
There are some celebrities who, by virtue of what they represent and contribute beyond their talent, become something more than simply what their chosen profession would indicate.
Gospel singers of the past were not saints and their lives did not always conform, privately or publicly, to conventional standards of Christian piety. The same can be said for today's singers.
Our nation, constituted by diverse ethnic, racial, and religious groups achieves a unified identity, not only through a set of shared principles articulated in civic institutions, but through memory.
Malcolm X called 1964 the year of "the ballot or the bullet." Today, it is only a matter of time before the bullet forces calls for freedom and democracy to be answered.
For the past two years I've been spreading the message that people of color are missing out on the technology startup revolution. It's a topic that almost no one wants to touch.
In America, black men are regarded as a criminal element, and racial profiling is a practice that goes far beyond the justice system. It is culturally ingrained and normalized.
There are countless stories in our collection. We're proud to celebrate Black History Month with this selection of photographs about the movement of the African American community within Manhattan.
Disparities in areas like education, health care and employment continue to serve as substantial obstacles for black communities across the country. The key to advancement is well within our reach thanks to the new technologies at our fingertips.
Angelou's first-ever radio public program features special guests Chris Rock, Cornell West, Common and Lee Daniels. It is a great American patchwork, a quilt woven of parables, historical anecdotes, autobiography, song, and poetry.