iOS app Android app

On This Day in History

The Boycott That Changed The South Forever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

On November 13th 1957, segregation on buses in Alabama was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. After the arrest of Rosa Parks in Decemb...

This HBCU's Med School Started With One White Student And One Black Teacher

Posted 11.09.2013 | Black Voices

On November 9th, 1868, Howard University opened their medical school with eight students and five faculty members. Among the eight students, seven...

1989: David Dinkins Makes History

Posted 11.07.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1989, David Dinkins was elected, making him the first black mayor of New York City. Dinkins lost his bid for reelection to Rudy Giu...

1945: Jackie Robinson Breaks The Color Barrier In Baseball

Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices

On this day in 1945, Jackie Robinson signed his contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, officially breaking the color barrier in the world of major league...

On This Day In History...

Posted 08.28.2013 | Divorce

It was the divorce that stunned the world: On this day, 16 years ago, Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorced. Rumors of their split had surfac...

LOOK: The Speakeasy Where Al Capone Grabbed A Cold One

Posted 03.22.2013 | HuffPost Home

On this day in history, March 22nd 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a bill making it legal to purchase and sell beer and wine with 3.2...

Free At Last: Nelson Mandela Released From Prison On This Day In History

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 02.11.2013 | Black Voices

On this day, 23 years ago, Nelson Mandela was released from the South African prison where he'd been held for nearly 27 years. In August of 1962 M...