Black History Month

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Icon

King, co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was at the forefront of demonstrations like the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.

02/27/2013

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Oprah Winfrey: A Journey From Local Television to Media Tycoon

Arguably the most powerful woman in media, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know Oprah Winfrey.

02/26/2013

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The Jackson Five: Royal Family of Pop

The Jackson Five are perhaps one of the most iconic groups in the music business.

02/25/2013

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DJ Kool Herc: Pioneer in Hip-Hop

In 1970’s New York, Herc used funk records and isolated the instrumental portion, focusing on the beat of the drums, known as the “break.”

02/24/2013

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Magic Johnson: Overcoming the Odds

Making a career as a professional basketball player for the Lakers, Magic Johnson was part of the historic “Dream Team” that went on to win gold at the 1992 Olympics.

02/23/2013

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The Williams Sisters: Tennis’ Dynamic Duo

Venus and Serena Williams have taken the world by storm with 22 Grand Slam titles between them.

02/22/2013

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Tyler Perry: Entertainment Icon

Surviving an abusive childhood,Tyler Perry has gone on to do great things- tackling stage, screen and television with what is called the Gospel genre.

02/21/2013

Madam C. J. Walker in 1914. (Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center.)

Madame C.J. Walker: First Female Self-Made Millionaire in the U.S.

To say Madame C.J. Walker was ahead of her time would be an understatement.

02/20/2013

Undated picture of Malcolm X (center), the leader of the Organization for the Afro-American unity.        (Photo credit STF/AFP/GettyImages)

Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

Malcolm X has an interesting place in American history: Some see him as a fighter for equal rights, while others saw him as a preacher of violence and racism.

02/19/2013

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Chuck Brown: The Godfather of Go-Go

Chuck Brown was a beloved D.C. icon but his impact on the musical genre of go-go reached across the nation.

02/18/2013

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