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Celebrate Black History Month With Rare Photos of Lena Horne and Martin Luther King Jr.

February 1 marks the first day of Black History Month, when black culture gets a celebratory spotlight for 28 days... unless you’re like me and celebrate black brilliance every day. At the New York Times, a collection of previously unpublished shots of black stars, and their stories, are up for viewing.

The Forgotten Pioneer of Gay Rights in Major League Sports

There has been a lot of talk about Michael Sam, who may soon be the first openly gay man in NFL Football. This is very similar to the conversations around Jason Collins when he came out last year. Both these men should be applauded for breaking down barriers and living their true selves, but they were not the first…

This Black History Month, Listen to Maya Angelou Teach Professional Singer Alicia Keys How to Sing

It's hard to start the weekend off on a snarky note, especially when Maya Angelou started off her third annual Black History Month program on public radio with such sincerity by teaching professional singer Alicia Keys how to sing, thereby proving that none of us should ever stop learning. The AP explained that…

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