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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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Dr. Guy Bluford: First Black Man in Space

Dr. Guy Bluford, Jr. is known for being the first African American in space. Bluford was part of the third flight for orbiter Challenger in 1979.

02/17/2013

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Naomi Sims: The First Black Supermodel

Naomi Sims, who was widely credited as the first African American supermodel, is today’s Black History Month icon.

02/16/2013

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