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BET+ gathered the remaining cast of Martin for a reunion show.

The Cast of Martin: The Reunion Discuss the Legacy of Their Classic Sitcom

25 years after the sitcom’s finale, the cast of Martin got a chance to reconnect thanks to BET+. The now-classic show will reach new audiences.

Thurston giving a presentation (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Baratunde Thurston: How to be Black and Outdoorsy

Comedian Baratunde Thurston explored the complex relationship between nature and the Black community with The Root to promote his new TV show.

Kentucky Senate candidate Charles Booker speaks at an event for his memoir in April ‎2022. (Piper Hudspeth Blackburn / AP)

Kentucky Senate candidate Charles Booker says racist experiences help fuel his run

Kentucky Senate hopeful Charles Booker isn’t bashful about racist experiences with colleagues that motivated him to run against Rand Paul.

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2017  Glamour Women of the Year Awards (a katz /

Tracee Ellis Ross Partners With Non Profit To Support Black Women-Owned Businesses

Actress and activist Tracee Ellis Ross has joined forces with nonprofit Buy From A Black Woman to put products by Black women into H&M stores.

Philip Smith, founder and president of the National African American Gun Association. (Peyton Fulford/NBC News)

Why more Black people are looking for safety in gun ownership

Anti-Black violence and domestic terrorism over the last several years has motivated more Black people to buy guns for self-protection.

Tyler Perry. (Lionel Hahn / Getty Images)

Tyler Perry wants his Atlanta film studio to impact future generations

Filmmaker Tyler Perry’s legacy is about more than entertainment; his studio reclaims land once occupied by a confederate base built by slaves.

Lizzo posted an apology to social media before re-releasing the song with different lyrics (Lizzo/Instagram)

Lizzo Releases New Version of ‘Grrrls’ After Backlash Over Ableist Lyric

After criticism to an offensive lyrics, Lizzo responded with an apology and a new version of the song, something many should learn from.

Lena Horne receives applause after a performance of Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music on Broadway in July 1982 (Nancy Kaye / AP file)

History made on Broadway with plans to rename theater after Lena Horne

The talented entertainer and activist Lena Horne will be honored with a theater named after her on Broadway, where she once performed.

The Galveston Daily News announces that all slaves are freed but encourages them to remain with their slavers for pay (Wikimedia Commons)

Here’s what really happened on Juneteenth

The story that Union troops brought news of slavery’s end to unknowing slavers and slaves in Galveston is challenged, shining a new light on Juneteenth.

An interracial couple relaxes (Ketut Subiyanto/Pexels)

June 12th Marks 55 Years of Legal Interracial Marriage

If mixed-race couple the Lovings hadn’t taken Virginia to court in 1967, who knows how long interracial would have remained illegal in the US.


ABHM Book Club Presents Voices of Milwaukee Bronzeville

ABHM is proud to invite readers to our next virtual (Zoom) book club meeting to discuss Dr. Sandra Jones’ Voices of Milwaukee Bronzeville.

Investigators work the scene after a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo last month. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Social Media Could Lead To More Racist Violence From White Supremacists

Muscian and entrepreneur Jay-Z (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jay-Z Joins Forces with Twitter Co-Founder to Launch Bitcoin Academy in Brooklyn

A surprising partnership between rapper Jay-Z and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey will establish an academy to teach about bitcoin in New York.

Lil Nas X performing at the BET Awards on June 27, 2021. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP file)

Lil Nas says BET snub is about a larger problem: LGBTQ acceptance

Lil Nas X believes a recent award snub reflects longstanding homophobia within the Black community and called out the BET Awards for it.

Aaron Larry Bowman cries during an interview at his attorney's office, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, as he discusses his injuries resulting from a traffic stop in 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Justice Department opens probe into Louisiana State Police

After multiple incidents causing injuries and death to Louisiana residents, the U.S. Justice Department will investigate the state’s police.

Patrick Lyoya, who was killed by a Grand Rapids police officer, in a family photo.

Grand Rapids officer charged with second-degree murder in shooting of Patrick Lyoya, prosecutor says

Patrick Lyoya’s killer was charged with second-degree murder, continuing a trend in cases about police violence against Black citizens.

 Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards during a news conference in February (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Judge blocks Louisiana Congress map with only one Black district

U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick recently blocked new congressional maps that eliminated all but one black-majority district in Louisiana.

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

Race stands as a backdrop in Jan. 6 committee hearings on Capitol Hill

The investigation into the January 6 attack on the Capitol after President Trump after lost to Biden should examine white supremacy.

Loved ones of victims of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, including Garnell Whitfield, Jr., whose mother, Ruth Whitfield, was killed in the shooting, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing June 7th (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Son of Buffalo shooting victim to senators in hearing on domestic terrorism: ‘What are you doing?’

A Senate Judiciary Committee about racially motivated domestic terrorism after the Buffalo shooting gave grieving loved ones the chance to urge action.

High school senior Malika Mobley has concerns about proposed increases in police presence in schools following the recent Texas school shooting (Chris Seward/AP Photo)

Students of color push back on calls for police in schools

While some people call for more cops in school after the Uvalde shooting, students of color argue this won’t make them safer in school.

“The Tale of the Lion King” debuted May 28 in the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland. (Disney)

Disneyland Presents New Adaptation of A Film Favorite Centered on Black Culture

The latest show at Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theatre retells the story of Simba and the Pride Land, this time with more Black representation.