Taraji P. Henson is one of today's brightest African-American actresses stacking up a long list of movie credits and awards. Her story and accomplishments are highlighted here in honor of Black History Month.
Vonetta Flowers will go down in the history books as the first African American male or female to win a medal in the Winter Olympics. Read her story and check out some footage from her historical day.
Diahann Carroll master of stage and screen has paved the way for all African American actors making strides in areas unheard of for her time. She has went from being the first African American female to have her own television series; to being the first African American actress to star on the legendary TV show Dynasty. Diahann Carroll is definitely a legend of her time and we celebrate her during Black History Month.
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.
Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African Americans in aviation history. "Brave Bessie" or "Queen Bess," as she became known, faced the double difficulties of racial and gender discrimination in early 20th-century America but overcame such challenges to become the first African American woman to earn a pilot's license. Read more on her story here.
When she moved to the nation’s most prestigious address, Michelle Obama’s husband told her that rough times were ahead. The country was in recession, people were out of work, the political parties were in open warfare — and the man who was going to be blamed for it all was President Barack Obama. But you won’t hear the first lady utter a peep of complaint. Watch her interview with Matt Lauer here.