NYT Omits Exactly Who Lynched 4,000 Blacks in the South

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a story on lynchings and neglected to identify who did all of this racial terrorizing of blacks—American white people. The odd thing is, I read the piece and missed this inconsistency, probably because I'm clear on the perpetrators, but the omitted identifiers illuminate a… »2/11/15 5:00pm2/11/15 5:00pm

MLK's Mother Was Also Assassinated #BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool

Alberta Williams King (left) was assassinated just 6 years after her son Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee. On June 30th, 1974 Mrs. King was playing the organ in Ebenezer Baptist Church - the very church her son was baptized and later became co-pastor in - when Marcus Wayne Chenault killed… »2/07/15 3:45pm2/07/15 3:45pm

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 5:15pm2/25/14 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… »2/18/14 7:00pm2/18/14 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… »2/11/14 9:01pm2/11/14 9:01pm

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… »2/02/13 5:00pm2/02/13 5:00pm