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Islam in African American history

There is no African American history without Islam, unless that is, you want to cheat our race and the world of a true history. Alex...

‘Shaft’ star Richard Roundtree, considered the first Black action movie hero, has died at 81

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Roundtree, the trailblazing actor who starred as the ultra-smooth private detective in several...

Researching his roots: Duane D. Perry, Sr. leverages genealogy to uncover the stories of his family

Duane D. Perry, Sr. is a treasure hunter. The treasure he hunts for requires patience, curiosity, focus, resiliency, single-mindedness, and luck. The gems he...

Finding Kunta: Black entrepreneurs connect the dots after Roots

Kunta Kinte still haunts us. Nearly 40 years after it premiered, Roots – Alex Haley’s iconic quest, tracing his ancestry from slavery back to Juffure, The Gambia...

Black Hoosiers exploring their roots

Once barely more than a pipe dream for three Indianapolis community leaders – Rev. Andrew J. Brown, Jim C. Cummings Jr., and Williard “Mike”...

Dancehall dreams: The roots of reggae

The small nation of Jamaica had its social issues, and, like the very best of art's creations, the discontent gave rise to a musical...
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