Black History Month News
Waiting For LeBron
Charles Wakefield buckled his 5-month-old daughter, Aavielle, into his Oldsmobile, tightened the straps on her new car seat and double-checked the infant safety locks. His girlfriend climbed into the driver's seat, and Charles kissed her goodbye before stepping back from the car. "Be safe," he told
Joe Biden: Donald Trump 'Makes Me Sad'
Vice President Joe Biden has said that he finds some of the comments made by GOP front-runner Donald Trump over the course of his campaign to be discouraging. “When I listen to some of the stuff Donald Trump says it just makes me sad,” Biden said in an interview with Billboard . “It’s never, never
106-Year-Old Who Danced With Obamas Draws Community Support
Virginia McLaurin, the 106-year-old woman that stole hearts when she danced with the Obamas last month, is receiving support from her Washington, D.C ., community. "She wants to maintain her independence and be close to her church," McLaurin's friend and neighbor Deborah Menkart told ABC News
Oscars 2016: Chris Rock's Best Moments During the Oscars
Comedian Chris Rock took the stage Sunday night to host the 88th Academy Awards and he didn't disappoint. Through his opening monologue, skits and even selling Girl Scout cookies , Rock entertained the Hollywood crowd. Here are his best moments as an Oscars host: Interviews Outside of a Compton
Diversity Was the Real Star of the 2016 Oscars
Besides who would win, the biggest question at this year's Oscars ceremony was how the show and its stars would handle the issue of diversity. The conversation started on the red carpet with Kerry Washington , Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and others chiming in. This is the second year in
Stacey Dash Explains Surprise Appearance at Oscars: 'We Need to Support Chris Rock'
Stacey Dash has opened up about why she made a surprise appearance at the Oscars . Oscars host Chris Rock invited actress and Fox News commentator Stacey Dash on stage during the 88th annual Academy Awards as part of a bit referencing the conversation surrounding the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
American Girl Introduces New Civil Rights-Era Doll, Melody
The newest member of the American Girl doll family is a 9-year-old growing up in Detroit, Michigan, during the Civil Rights movement. The doll’s name is Melody Ellison and her debut ties in with February, Black History Month , American Girl said on its website . “As Melody gains more awareness of
Only Boys Have Fans: Growing Up Racing Like Flo-Jo
In honor of Black History Month , espnW will run a weekly personal essay about the influence of black female athletes. When I learn to love North Carolina , it is an Olympic year, 1984, and we run, we race. We suck wind in through our noses and out through our mouths. She is 8 and I am 10. We are
Kings nix T-shirt giveaway after DeMarcus Cousins takes issue
The Sacramento Kings canceled a T-shirt giveaway Monday night after some in the organization, including star DeMarcus Cousins , found the shirts to be racially insensitive. The Kings had placed black shirts adorned with a purple monkey as part of their Lunar New Year celebration on seats at Monday
9-Year-Old Is Collecting 1,000 Barbie Dolls for Homeless Girls Her Age
Over 700 Barbie dolls currently fill the room of 9-year-old Gianni Graham's home in Norfolk, Virginia. "There are barbies everywhere, it's like we're living in Barbie-land!" Gianni's mother Whitney Graham told ABC News today. "But Gianni has no plans to open or play with the Barbies." The