The Daily Show Takedown of Civil War History Revisionists Is Fantastic

Courageous outlier/former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano isn't afraid to voice unpopular opinions no matter how factually inaccurate they are. The Fox News senior judicial analyst recently expressed some pretty out there (and entirely ignorant) thoughts on Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War,… » 2/25/14 5:15pm 2/25/14 5:15pm

Last Night on Jeopardy No One Wanted to Answer Qs About Black History

Happy Black History Month, everyone, courtesy of last night's all-white College Jeopardy panel! In the second round of play, the contestants sailed through five of the categories—including "International Cinema Showcase," "Weather Verbs," and "Kiwi Fauna"—but avoided the sixth like the, ahem, black plague. That category was… » 2/18/14 7:00pm 2/18/14 7:00pm

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 men … » 2/11/14 9:01pm 2/11/14 9:01pm

This Black History Month, Listen to Maya Angelou Teach Professional…

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… » 2/02/13 5:00pm 2/02/13 5:00pm

School District Celebrates Black History Month With Boys-Only Movie Day

To celebrate Black History Month, the Dallas school district decided to take its fifth-graders to a screening of the movie Red Tails. The male ones, that is. Because girls can't be fighter pilots, or even learn about them, obviously. » 2/09/12 4:45pm 2/09/12 4:45pm

Past Fashion: I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours

February is just two days away, and the 1st day of the 2nd month is not only the start of Black History Month but New York Fashion Week. (Think they'll have more models of color on the runways? Unlikely!) Anyway, we can think of no better way to simultaneously celebrate the blessed events and introduce a new feature… » 1/30/08 3:40pm 1/30/08 3:40pm