Eric Holder, first African American Attorney General of the United States, was sworn in on February 3, 2009
Michael Steele is the first African American to lead the Republican Party
Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010) was an American administrator, educator, and social activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded... Read more
Hopes and Dreams Can Be Powerful
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the junior United States Senator from Illinois and presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2008 United States presidential election.
Obama is the first African American to be nominated by a major political party for president. A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he... Read more
Much like Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama is a man for all people. He is humble yet confident; he is gracious yet firm; and he is a peacemaker in every situation. People from every continent love him.
He has been called a cultural icon, bringing hope where there is none. His election to the highest office in the world... Read more
Booker is a spellbinding speaker and a gifted campaigner with an inspiring personal story — all of which could make him a strong candidate in 2020. But is he too good to be real?
The old woman walked outside in her bathrobe and curlers to shout at the man who might be president.
“Senator Booker!” she called out to him.
Cory Booker spun... Read more
History books are filled with stories about impactful men of color like Malcolm X, Fredrick Douglas, and Martin Luther King Jr.
There are many black women who have made significant contributions as well, but their stories are often not taught in schools.
Bessie Coleman was the first African-American woman to get her pilot's license.
Althea Gibson broke barriers in tennis.
When you think about... Read more