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Discover Black Heritage

TODAY.com is exploring Black History Month 2024 through a collection of stories centered on the Black community. Our goal is to amplify Black voices, culture and news all while shining a light on our Black heritage.

3d ago

Bob Marley is the father of 12 children. What to know about his kids

The reggae singer's creativity lives on in his children.
Bob Marley
Bob Marley
5d ago

The Library of Congress posted Rosa Parks’ ‘Featherlite’ pancake recipe, so I tried it

Written on the back of a Detroit bank envelope, its secret ingredient is history.
Rosa Parks recipe; Rosa Parks; pancakes
Rosa Parks recipe; Rosa Parks; pancakes
5d ago

An ode to ‘90s Black sitcoms: Tyler Perry, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and more discuss their impact on pop culture

“‘Moesha’” allowed dark skinned women to feel like they existed in the world and it was very powerful for me as a teenager,” says “Bob Marley: One Love” star Lashana Lynch.
photo collage of 90s black sitcom stars
photo collage of 90s black sitcom stars
6d ago

See Regina King channel America's first Black congresswoman in 'Shirley' trailer

The Oscar winner will portray Shirley Chisholm, one of the most prolific women in history.
Regina King as Shirley Chisholm in "Shirley."
Regina King as Shirley Chisholm in "Shirley."

A breast cancer survivor says she didn’t feel supported by doctors. Now she’s the founder of a online support group for Black women

Tiah Tomlin-Harris says she founded her cancer support organization out of the need to ‘connect with people who looked like me.’
Tiah Tomlin-Harris
Tiah Tomlin-Harris
11d ago

Michael Jackson’s nephew looks just like the King of Pop in first photo from biopic

“Was (Michael) resurrected?” one fan joked after seeing the similarities between the late King of Pop and his nephew Jaafar Jackson.
Jafaar Jackson, Michael Jackson
Jafaar Jackson, Michael Jackson
12d ago

WWE’s Bianca Belair and Montez Ford say representation is 'not a request'— but 'a requirement’

The wrestling super couple have been touched by the impact their platform has allowed them to make on their fans, including the little "ESTs."
Montez Ford and Bianca Belair visit the Empire State Building in New York City in 2022.
Montez Ford and Bianca Belair visit the Empire State Building in New York City in 2022.
12d ago

These women are teaching transracial adoptive parents how to do Black hair

"Let’s disrupt the generational trauma of our hair being a burden.”
The women who teach white adoptive parents of black children how to do hair
The women who teach white adoptive parents of black children how to do hair
13d ago

'Black Love Letters' is an ode to community, with powerful words from names like John Legend, Tarana Burke and more

Legend and Burke are among the contributing essayists who offer a 360 degree perspective on community, joy, resilience, and much more.
black love letters book
black love letters book
13d ago
Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz