Black History

Black History Month: Exploring the Civil Rights Movement

6:23 PM, Feb 1, 2012

A historical and current perspective on the Civil Rights Movement and its impact.

Black History Month Profile: Louis Stokes

9:08 PM, Feb 28, 2013

He became Ohio's very first black Congressman, serving 30 years on the Hill

New NAACP President working to keep group relevant

11:31 AM, Feb 2, 2013

On any given day, you can find newly-elected NAACP President Rev. Hilton Smith at the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church

Black History Month: Politics and prayer

12:12 PM, Feb 24, 2012

Politics and prayer are often a potent combination, but the pastor at Arlington Church of God in Akron is using the pulpit as a platform for politics.

Obama helps break ground on black history museum

2:20 PM, Feb 22, 2012

President Barack Obama heralded a new national black history museum as "not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life"

Celebrating Black History: JD and Sabrina Ellis

7:59 PM, Feb 21, 2012

JD Ellis has been Senior Pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Christ in University Circle for 23 years

Celebrating Black History: Curtis & Marilyn Gibson

6:52 PM, Feb 20, 2012

It is Black History Month and tonight we continue our series of reports on African-Americans in our community who inspire us.

Celebrating Black History: St. John AME Church

11:46 AM, Feb 17, 2012

As we continue our celebration of Black History Month we spotlight one church continuing to inspire people here at home for its rich history.

Black History Month: William Powell leaves lasting legacy

12:29 PM, Feb 11, 2012

Twice as Good tells the story of William Powell and Clearview Golf Club.

White House recognizes Cleveland woman's life of service

10:38 PM, Feb 10, 2012

A lifetime of volunteering earns Cleveland resident MLK Drum Major award and meeting with President Obama.

Park Service to remove inscription on MLK Memorial

5:39 PM, Feb 10, 2012

The National Park Service plans to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington and replace it with a full quotation from the civil rights leader.

Black History Month: Crime fighting with faith

6:41 AM, Feb 9, 2012

The Hundredfold Church on Cleveland's east side is using hope and faith to fight crime.

Celebrating Black History: Judge Michael Ryan

12:55 PM, Feb 3, 2012

A word of advice to any offender appearing before Judge Michael Ryan.

Cleveland: MLK Glenville speech rediscovered

12:54 AM, Jan 17, 2012

A recording of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is getting new attention after being found in 2010

Celebrating Black History: Debra Adams Simmons

9:52 AM, Mar 1, 2011

Debra Adams Simmons sends a strong message to women and African-Americans as she becomes the first black, female editor of Ohio's largest newspaper.

What Works: Andre Thornton, still an All-Star

8:38 PM, Feb 28, 2011

The former Indians slugger is still hitting it out of the park.

Celebrating Black History: Jimmy Bivins

6:26 PM, Feb 25, 2011

CLEVELAND -- At 91 years old, the competitive spirit that helped Jimmy Bivins earn a spot in three boxing halls of fame is still very much alive and well.

What Works: Rider's Inn served as stop along the Underground Railroad

11:18 AM, Feb 21, 2011

PAINESVILLE -- Built in 1812 and rich in local history, the Rider's Inn gets ready to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

Black History Month: NASA scientist inspiring by example

8:34 PM, Feb 18, 2011

The kid in a candy store metaphor fits Dr. Bilal Mark McDowell Bomani's job description well.

Black History Month: Cleveland doctors are teammates in life, medicine

9:16 PM, Feb 17, 2011

CLEVELAND -- Doctors Daryl Thornton and Julia Gore Thornton spend a lot of time together, some of it at MetroHealth Medical Center where they're physicians, but most of it "off duty," because they're married to each other.

Celebrating Black History Month: John Bustamante

9:32 AM, Feb 16, 2011

CLEVLEAND -- John Bustamante only planned to visit Cleveland, but he became captivated by Cleveland's vibrant black community and settled down here.

What Works: Urbean Joe Gourmet Coffee House

1:19 AM, Feb 14, 2011

CLEVELAND -- A Cleveland man who was once at the top of the Billboard music charts now aims to be at the top of another business -- a chain of inner city gourmet coffee shops.

Black History Month: Bainbridge volunteer Joseph Sanders

9:03 PM, Feb 10, 2011

BAINBRIDGE -- You won't find his name in history books, but Joe Sanders is among the most well known and respected residents of Geauga County, where he has made his home for more than 50 years.

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Oberlin: Woman preserves black history one story at a time

2:49 PM, Feb 10, 2011

OBERLIN -- There are plenty of signs around Oberlin that describe the city's connection to black history.

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Project SYNCERE makes engineering fun for young African American students

1:40 PM, Feb 7, 2011

CHICAGO -- Project SYNCERE, an innovative program in Chicago, is giving young African American students a jump start in math and science by making engineering concepts fun.

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What Works: Cook Paving and Construction

11:37 AM, Feb 7, 2011

CLEVELAND -- Cook Paving and Construction has been a black-owned business for more than half a century. Black History coverage

Black History Month: Judge Solomon Oliver

8:41 PM, Feb 4, 2011

CLEVELAND -- Northern Ohio's highest ranking U.S. District Court judge says the segregated environment in which he grew up in the 1950's did not deter his dreams of achieving something important. Black History coverage

Black History Month: Venerine Branham

11:46 AM, Feb 4, 2011

CLEVELAND -- Venerine Branham spent decades as a principal and a teacher, in Cleveland. She made a difference by educating both.

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