PITTSBURGH — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, though disappointed his franchise isn’t participating in Super Bowl XLV, couldn’t have been any luckier with the Super Bowl draw. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers — two of the game’s best brand names with two of the best traveling fans in all of sports — meet […]

Medgar Evers was one of the most profound activists of the Civil Rights movement. His involvement in the Regional Council of Negro Leadership led to his organization of several boycotts and protests throughout Mississippi. His work as an NAACP field secretary also helped put Mississippi at the forefront of the struggle. One of Evers biggest […]

Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

ABC-TV begins televising the Roots mini-series in 1977 (which would go on to be the most watched mini-series in history), based on Alex Haley’s book.

<div>Singer Sam Cooke, the son of a minister and believed by many to be the first father of soul music, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931.</div>

    Animal abuse has many faces and comes in many forms. It’s a dog in a puppy mill producing litter after litter of puppies. It’s an elephant or tiger forced to perform for a circus crowd. It’s a dog or rooster thrown into a pit and made to fight to the death. It’s a […]

New York — The fake mom targeted by the FBI in the sensational kidnapping of Carlina White is a drug-addled drifter with a lengthy rap sheet that includes busts for embezzlement, forgery and theft, authorities said yesterday. Ann Pettway, a shadowy figure who used multiple aliases and birth dates as she traveled from Connecticut to […]

Phylicia Rashad talks about a concert she remembers seeing as a child.

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Chuck Brown talks about the year the DC music genre go-go caught on.