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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • 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...
  • Chicken and watermelon: Delicious tribute or insensitive menu?

    Chicken and watermelon: Delicious tribute or insensitive menu?
    It's February, which means another Black History Month -- and yet another school cafeteria serving up fried chicken and watermelon. But should that lead to finger-licking or finger-wagging?  This week, the principal of a girls Christian private school...
  • 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...
  • WATCH: Pedestrian knocked off his feet by tsunami of snow

    WATCH: Pedestrian knocked off his feet by tsunami of snow
    Surveillance cameras at a New York City car dealership captured a pedestrian being knocked off his feet by a wave of slush tossed up by a fast-moving snowplow. It was a case of splash and run. The video, from Newsfix, shows an unsuspecting, bundled-up...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash

    Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash
    Chris Kattan, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, was arrested early Monday morning after a freeway crash in Los Angeles.   Reports on the incident included news of Kattan's air bag deploying from KNX 1070 and the comedian suffering a bloody nose....
  • 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

    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...
  • Black cavalry troopers burn in grim Civil War clash near Suffolk

    Black cavalry troopers burn in grim Civil War clash near Suffolk
    When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina Infantry formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone weary and foot sore. Nearly two weeks of hard marching and...
  • Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone

    Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone
    A Michigan 10-year-old told his mom not to give him a birthday party because he had no friends. So she has created a Facebook page to show him he's not alone. Don't tell him. It's a birthday surprise. Colin, diagnosed with an Asperger-like disorder,...