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African-American History Month

A collection of news and information related to African-American History Month published by this site and its partners.

Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Forging Lincoln's black legion in Civil War Hampton Roads

    Forging Lincoln's black legion in Civil War Hampton Roads
    Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by steamboat. But not long after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula disembarked at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road....
  • School apologizes for fried chicken on Black History Month menu

    The principal of an all-girls Christian private school in Northern California has apologized over a lunch menu supposedly intended to celebrate Black History Month that included cornbread, fried chicken and watermelon. "I'd like to apologize for the...
  • Review: PBS' 'Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth' honors a singular life

     Review: PBS' 'Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth' honors a singular life
    As the title of this episode of "American Masters" suggests, "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" is a lovely and lyrical tribute to the great American writer and activist who turns 70 on Sunday, two days after the film airs on PBS. February is, of course,...
  • TV Picks: Abbi Jacobson, 'Spies of Mississippi,' Butch and Sundance

    TV Picks: Abbi Jacobson, 'Spies of Mississippi,' Butch and Sundance
    "Annie and a Side of Fries" (YouTube). Just before she was a person with a TV show (Comedy Central's "Broad City," in which she co-stars with her longtime stage partner, Ilana Glazer, and which you should be watching), Abbi Jacobson created this splendid,...
  • 10 local dance events you shouldn't miss

    10 local dance events you shouldn't miss
    SEAN’S DANCE FACTORY PRESENTS “BIG BANG XVII” What: Local hip-hop choreographer Sean Green and his troupe subtitled this year’s performance “A Decade of Excellence,” since the show commemorates Sean’s Dance...
  • Black History Month lunch menu sparked classroom laughter: student

    Black History Month lunch menu sparked classroom laughter: student
    When an all-girls Christian private school in Northern California this week announced over the public address system that a lunch menu in honor of Black History Month would include watermelon and fried chicken, classrooms erupted in nervous laughter...
  • Forging Lincoln's black legion

     Forging Lincoln's black legion
    Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat. But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road. Resplendent in...
  • Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie

    Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie
    "There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • John Cena-Randy Orton feud appears to come to an end on WWE Raw

    John Cena-Randy Orton feud appears to come to an end on WWE Raw
    In a backstage segment on WWE Raw on Monday night, John Cena said something fairly interesting, something that might simultaneously excite and infuriate fans. Cena acknowledged that the fans were calling for change, and that the company would be...
  • Readers' ideas for stopping wrong-way drunk drivers

    Readers' ideas for stopping wrong-way drunk drivers
    Part of what makes the horrific crash Sunday in Diamond Bar that killed six people -- which police suspect was caused by a drunk, 21-year-old woman speeding on the 60 Freeway in the wrong direction -- so tragic was how completely preventable it was. The...