Health Alert: Americans Are Sicker Than We Think
HBCU: Senator Causes Stir Over Plan to Merge HBCU With White University
Bias Lawsuit: ‘We Don't Do African-American Hair’
Alaska State Workers: Sent Racist Obama E-mails
Black Teen Murder Case Unravels: Investigation Takes a Turn
Will Smith: Mega Movie Star Gives $1.3 Million to Charities
Whitney Houston: Stepmom Wants $1 Million
Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis Snag Screen Actor Guild Nominations
Robert Blackwell: First Black Republican Mayor Dies
Olympics 2016: Whites Only?
Lyricist Lounge: Black Woman to Read Poem at Inauguration
Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul Set to Rock Inauguration
Separate But Equal: Georgia HBCU Fights For Independence
UNCF Leader: Black Schools Need to Stay Black
Will & Jada on Black Love
Mary Mary: Lifting Their Voices
Aaron McCargo, Jr.: Welcome to “Big Daddy’s House”
Eartha Kitt: Legendary Singer-Actress Dies at 81
Usher: Teens Call the Shots for New Video
Obama: Gives Final Farewell To Grandmother
History Lesson: Cleopatra May Not Have Been Black
Exhibit: MLK, Malcolm X, Ali Artifacts Going on Display
Chicago Violence: Churches Taking it To the Streets
Black Cowboys: Museum to Showcase Special Exhibit
Black Coaches: Starting a Hotline for the Overlooked
A Great Lunch in Harlem
Sharpton and Kennedy: Food for the Soul
Rights Violated?: Muslim Woman Jailed Over Head Scarf
Obama Investigation: Answers Questions about Illinois Governor
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean Suing for Big Bucks
President-elect Barack Obama: To Answer Questions in Chicago Scandal Today
Michelle Obama: Sending Black Hairstylists into a Frenzy
Bias Suit: NASCAR Settles $225 Million Suit with Black Woman
'Daddy's Girls': Angela and Vanessa Simmons Take Over MTV
Flashback Fridays Remix
The Possible Dream
Stevie Wonder: Heading To "Dancing With The Stars"?
Snoop: Dogg House on Auction Block?
RuPaul: Goes Drag as Michelle Obama
Rihanna: Taking Center Stage Super Bowl Weekend
NFL Player Legally Changes Name To "Stylez G."
Michael Steele: Challenges Fellow Republicans on Racist Obama Song
Condi Rice: America is not Color-blind
Brandy: Sued Again For Car Accident
Actress and Top Model Eva Marcille Engaged to 'House of Payne' Star Lance Gross
Jail Time: Rapper T.I. Worried About Kids, Not Career
Education News: Could Ebonics Help Black Students in the Classroom?
Eddie Murphy: Could He Be Batman’s Next Riddler?
African-Americans: Target for Unhealthy Food Ads
A Sinking Truth: Why Black Kids Can't Swim
"I'm Half My Former Size!"
Figure Flattering Secrets for the New Year
The Perfect Storm
Designer of the Year: Tracy Reese
Shrinking Sisters: Study Says Black Women Getting Shorter
NAACP Blasts TV Networks for Lack of Diversity
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MLK Sibling Squabble: Judge Takes Sides
Jena Six Teen: Shoots Self
Create A Healthy New Year's Day Brunch For Less Than Fifty Bucks!
Celebrity Giving: Which NBA Star Gave a Family a New Home?
Black Workers Hit Hard in Auto Crisis
Black History: America's Oldest Man Dies at 112
Black Film Critics Announce the Best Movie of 2008
Barack Obama: Will Give a Nod to Lincoln on Inauguration
104-Year-Old Woman Preparing for Her Trip to D.C.
Inside This Issue: February 2009
February Cover Issue: The Talented Mr. Perry
Study: Black Students Excel When Rooming with Whites
Philadelphia Mayor: Makes Compromise With Protestors
Kanye West: New Year's Resolution to Befriend Paparazzi
Inauguration: Ten Chances to Party with The Obamas
Detroit's Decline: Black Workers Hit Hardest
Buying Black: Family Solely Supporting Black Businesses in '09
Black Churches: Save Sickle Cell Children With Blood Drives
Why Did A Jena Six Teen Shoot Himself?
Unemployed?: Enjoy New Benefits in Entertainment
T-Pain: Switching to Country?
Study: Black Students Excel When Rooming With Whites
Bush: He Does Care About Black People
Archbishop Tutu: Tells South Africans to Man Up
A Calculated Move: Illinois Governor Pulls a Surprise
Prince Releasing Three New Albums in 2009
Oprah Gives Big Check to Atlanta School
Obama: How Much Do Americans Really Like the Next President?
Former NFL Player in Custody After Month on the Run
First Black Woman Senator: Starts Organic Food Business
Dr. Dre's Son: Authorities Rule on His Death
Sean Levert: Jail Death of Singer Sparks Change
Rap Music: Started in Scotland, Researchers Say
MLK Legacy: Web Site Seeks to Defame Iconic Leader
Kentucky Courtrooms: Losing Only Two Black Judges
Jim Brown: Embarrassed by New School of NFL Stars
Gary Coleman: Former Child Star Calls Cops Repeatedly
Catholic Church: Courts Diverse Priest to Mend Crisis
Alarming Deaths: Dramatic Rise in Murders of Young Blacks
B.B. King to Unemployed: The Party is On Us
Make Room For Malia and Sasha
Mark Pitts: My Brother's Keeper
Derek Luke: Dissecting Diddy