Melinda Hightower, a student at The University of Virginia. Starting from humble beginnings in Detroit, Melinda has gone on to earn an MBA from The University of Chicago, an undergraduate degree from Cornell and was rated as one of the top debaters in the world. Read her story here.

Melinda Hightower, a student at The University of Virginia. Starting from humble beginnings in Detroit, Melinda has gone on to earn an MBA from The University of Chicago, an undergraduate degree from Cornell and was rated as one of the top debaters in the world. Read her story here.

In the summer of 1908, the country was shocked by the account of the race riots at Springfield, Illinois. Here, in the home of Abraham Lincoln, a mob containing many of the town's "best citizens," raged for two days, killed and wounded scores of Negroes, and drove thousands from the city. And because of this the NAACP was born.

Venus and Serena Williams have been on top of their game for a long time, and have made a name for themselves in more than just the tennis world. Serena with her own fashion line and the two of them becoming part owners of the Miami Dolphins. Take a look back at how the sisters started their career here.

The Cincinnati Super Choir under the direction of radio personality, P. Ann Everson-Price, will set the atmosphere at the kick-off of Radio-One's 2010 Book Fair, Saturday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m.

Latesha has owned the digital and social media marketing realm making her many card games, including Black Card Revoked, a cultural phenomenon.

A lawyer for 10 U.S. missionaries detained in Haiti says parents of the children they're suspected of kidnapping told a judge they freely handed over their kids.

An earthquake has occurred in the west suburbs near Geneva early Wednesday.

A couple from Chicago gave most of their business in 2009 to African-American stores.

Considering the changes a team might face with a new coach, the Colts have had a smooth transition. When Tony Dungy retired, Caldwell brought along a host of characteristics and principles that were similar to those of his former boss.

Shani Davis, a member of the us speed skating team, skates to his own beat.

Click on Celebrate Black History Month and answer this question: “Who is the most prolific African-American sports figure of the twentieth century?