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It Has Been 47 Years Since This Couple Helped Redefine Marriage

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

Their love was criminal. Mildred Jeter, a 17-year-old black woman, and Richard Loving, a 23-year-old white man, were just like any other young coup...

WATCH: The Fight That Made Muhammad Ali A Champion

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

Fifty years ago today, on February 25th, 1964, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston becoming the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Although ...

Video Of The Real-Life Descendants Of '12 Years A Slave' Subject Will Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

On this day in 1853, Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, regained his freedom. His phenomenal story of stre...

The Most Important Day In American History?

Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

On Dec. 18, 1865, slavery ended in the United States. Secretary of State William Seward issued a statement verifying the ratification of the 13th A...

Today In History: Muhammad Ali Refuses To Be Inducted Into The Army

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Black Voices

-- Today is Sunday, April 28, the 118th day of 2013. There are 247 days left in the year. ...

Ben Franklin's Best Quotes Explored

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Ben Franklin, one of our nation's founding fathers, died 223 years ago today. Franklin wan't just a founding father, as Biography.com reports: ....

Happy Birthday, 'A Clockwork Orange!'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | College

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 19, the 354th day of 2012. There are 12 days left in the year. ...

Happy Birthday, Nutcracker Ballet!

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.17.2013 | College

Today is Monday, Dec. 17, the 352nd day of 2012. There are 14 days left in the year. ...

Today In History: Happy Birthday Princeton!

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.13.2013 | College

Today is Monday, Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2012. There are 70 days left in the year. ...

Today In History: June 15

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

Today In History: June 14

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

Today in History: June 10

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.10.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

Today In History: June 9

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

Historic anniversary For The Empire State Building

History.com/Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2011 | New York

History.com - On this day in 1931, President Herbert Hoover officially dedicates New York City's Empire State Building, pressing a button from the Whi...

The 150th Anniversary Of Fort Sumter

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

The first shots of the American Civil War were fired 150 years ago today. On April 12 and 13, 1861, the bombardment of Fort Sumter by secession for...