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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

Red beans and rice: A journey from Africa to Haiti to New Orleans

“It was an affirmation of our city,” says New Orleanian food historian Lolis Eric Elie.
Collage of red beans and rice
Collage of red beans and rice

Black moms-to-be are more likely to be dismissed by doctors. What to say if it happens to you

Black women are three times more likely to die of pregnancy-related causes than white women, a crisis that has historical roots in the U.S.
Black moms-to-be are more likely to be dismissed by doctors. What to say if it happens to you
Black moms-to-be are more likely to be dismissed by doctors. What to say if it happens to you
3d ago

Jollof rice: What sets apart Winneba, Ghana’s version

The jollof rice from Winneba, Ghana could be the one to end all debates.
4d ago

Ziggy Marley recalls dad Bob Marley’s last words to him before his death

Ziggy Marley opens up about his legendary father in the new episode of "Making Space with Hoda Kotb."
Ziggy Marley and Bob Marley
Ziggy Marley and Bob Marley

103-year-old Jamaican grandma shares powerful lessons in living life to the fullest

Pearl Taylor has become a star on TikTok, where she gives her advice about happiness, love and healthy habits.
Pearl.
Pearl.
5d ago

Craig Melvin on raising mixed-race children: ‘We figure it out as we go along’

For Black History Month, TODAY's Craig Melvin shares his experience of being a father to kids Delano, 9, and Sybil, 7, with wife Lindsay Czarniak.
6d ago

My mom’s Haitian spaghetti is like a plate of confetti — a celebration of our history

It took me years to appreciate what it took for this dish to end up on my plate.
My mom’s Haitian spaghetti (espageti) recipe will blow your mind
My mom’s Haitian spaghetti (espageti) recipe will blow your mind

How did words like periodt, GYAT, cap and drip come to be? All about the Black history of slang

Black America is influencing internet jargon, and linguistic professors say the cultural impact warrants a deeper look at the Black community and its history.
10d 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
12d ago

Rosa Parks’ famous pancake recipe has a secret ingredient

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
12d 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
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