Black History Month

Barack Obama graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. After serving on the Illinois State Senate, he was elected a U.S. senator representing Illinois in 2004. Barack went on to become the 44th president of the United States and the first African American commander-in-chief. He […]

Kobe Bryant joined the NBA straight out of high school, won 5 NBA championships and won the 2008 MVP Award. Kobe surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA all-time scoring list in 2014 and retired in 2016 after scoring 60 points in his final game. On January 26th of 2020, Kobe was in […]

Beyoncé first captured the public’s eye as lead vocalist of Destiny’s Child. She later established a solo career with her debut album Dangerously in Love, becoming one of music’s top-selling artists with sold-out tours and a slew of awards. Beyoncé has also starred in several films, including Dream Girls. She married Jay-Z in 2008 and […]

Michelle Obama is a lawyer and writer who was the 1st African American first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. As first lady, Michelle focused her attention on social issues such as poverty, healthy living and education. Her 2018 memoir, Becoming, discusses the experiences that shaped her, from her childhood in Chicago […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recruited to play basketball at UCLA and led the Bruins to 3 national titles. His dominance continued in the NBA, first for the Milwaukee Bucks, and later the L.A. Lakers. Kareem won 6 titles and 6 MVP awards, and finished as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is widely considered one […]

.  Oprah Winfrey is a talk show host, media executive, actress and billionaire philanthropist. She’s best known for being the host of her own, wildly popular program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which aired for 25 seasons. In 2011, Oprah launched her own successful TV network, known as the Oprah Winfrey Network or OWN for short

Whitney Houston released her debut album at age 22 which included 3 #1 singles. Whitney had 4 more #1 singles in 1987 and won a Grammy. With her marriage to Bobby Brown and ensuing drug use, Whitney’s career got off track. She eventually made a comeback with 2009’s I Look to You and also co-starred […]

Rihanna signed with Def Jam records at age 16 and released her first album Music of the Sun, which sold more than two million copies worldwide. She went on to release an array of hit songs, including “Unfaithful,” “Umbrella,” “Disturbia,” “Take a Bow,” “Diamonds” and “We Found Love.” Rihanna has also won multiple accolades, including […]

LeBron James is widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. Playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron is the only player in NBA history to have brought NBA championships to three franchises as Finals MVP. His accomplishments include 4 NBA championships, 4 NBA Most Valuable Player […]

Tiger Woods won the U.S. Masters at Augusta in 1997 with a record score at age 21, making him the youngest man and the first African American to earn the title. Tiger won another 13 majors and was named the PGA Player of the Year 10 times over the next 12 years. With his victory […]

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