If you want to be different, then look at some aspect of black history that is typically overlooked because it is not really popular. For example, the previous post suggests that you look at something connected to the Obama Administration, but I think that is very likely to be the kind of thing that lots of people would think of doing. Perhaps you should, instead, look at black conservatives. These are people who don't get much attention because they go against what African Americans are "supposed to" be like. But you have a number of people that you could look at like Alan Keyes, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, people like that. Maybe you could look at some aspect of this contrarian movement. Perhaps you could try to determine what sorts of African Americans are likely to be conservative. Or you could look at the reception that conservative blacks get from other blacks (or from whites). I think that this sort of topic would be more likely to make you stand out.
If this gets moved to the discussion boards, maybe you could chime in and let us know what sorts of topics are of any interest to you. If you have no interest in politics, these might not be the topics for you.