How I learned to read Maya Angelou — lessons America is still learning.
A view of pop-culture history through the eyes of black America.
Maybe you just haven’t had time to learn them. February is the shortest month, after all.
That’s almost one for each day in Black History Month!
The Tumblr is back for its fourth year of teaching the people what The Man doesn’t want them to know. Illustrations by Xavier Payne.
How well do you know the classics?
As we celebrate Black History Month, I asked queer artists, writers and thinkers one simple question: What film, play, or book best represents queer black culture to you and why? Add your recommendations in the comments!
Barack Obama wasn’t the only future politician who made a Black History Minute video in 1991.
Back when POTUS was editor at the “Harvard Law Review,” the then-30-year-old paid his respects to attorney Charles Hamilton Houston in this intro to a “Black History Minutes” segment on TBS. He wasn’t even married to Michelle yet.
Family Guy’s most prominent (and only) black character is getting his own spin-off. We’re all for it, but may we suggest making a sidekick out of idiot/genius Randy Newman?
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Newsweek’s new online black webzine is calling itself “Slate for black readers.” The site is a one-stop shop for DNA ancestry mapping and Malcolm Gladwell thinkpieces.
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