by E.R. Shipp onSeptember 8, 2010
With even Glenn Beck staking a claim, visions of what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for can be wildly divergent.
by David Swerdlick onAugust 25, 2010
King supported labor unions and affirmative action -- and he would have voted for Barack Obama.
by Washington Post onAugust 3, 2010
Archeologists from Temple University discover a 200-year-old city once home to free blacks and escaped slaves beneath a hill in New Jersey.
June 21, 2010
The TV talking head realizes that blacks have been erased from American history. Welcome to our world.
by Afi-Odelia Scruggs onMay 25, 2010
There’s a reason why Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1928.
March 19, 2010
Look beyond the symbolism of the historic freedom ship's return to Cuba
by Dayo Olopade onMarch 5, 2010
In Part 1 of our Women’s History Month series on leadership, a look at the roots of female empowerment.
March 1, 2010
A mother gathers the experts to school her biracial son on his heritage
February 21, 2010
Not forgotten by the Tweeple on the anniversary of his death 45 years ago.
February 19, 2010
As happy as we are for the nation to get its yearly reminder that black people do exist in the context of American history, there’s a growing list of characters that has us harking back to Zora Neale Hurston’s famous words: “All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.” Indeed, while we love our own, we sure do dream of erasing a few of them from the history books. Some are politicos, others are pop culture figures, but they all share one common attribute: They’re embarrassing.
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