black history month

This 106-Year-Old Woman Dancing With Obama Is All We Need

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Black History Month: The Enduring Legacy Of Badass Aviator Bessie Coleman

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was the first American, African American, and woman to earn an international aviator license. More »


18 Things White America Needs To Reconcile To Truly Become Colorblind

Black History Month presents the opportunity to explore African-American history: A history marked by the struggle for a fair and equitable America that treats its citizens and residents with respect and dignity, regardless of skin color. However, that struggle is often painted as “the issues of the past” that have been overcome and surpassed thanks… More »


Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Bloomberg that gay marriage is inevitable. (RawStory)
And speak of the devil, check out this woman’s awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoo. (CNN)
A high school teacher talks about how to effectively teach dead white male authors to students who are tired of studying dead white male authors. (TheMore »


This Is Obviously The Best Way To Celebrate Black History Month

So much WTFery in one little flier: an elementary school class in Waxhaw, North Carolina, sent home this grammatically incorrect flier with students asking them to dress in “African American attire” for Black History Day on February 28. What exactly is “African American attire”? Well, that part isn’t clear. A Flava Flav grill, perhaps? Fur-lined… More »


Girl Talk: How A Student Schooled Me On Racism

A few years ago my friend Dana and I were volunteers for Minds Matter, a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged kids get into college. Dana, a white Florida hippie who had a thing for rap music, was hoping to boost her resume in order to secure a teaching fellowship in the city. My goal as… More »


Celebrate Black History Month With…Ham Hocks?

So we’ve all heard of celebrating the holidays with traditional food items. Thanksgiving has turkey. Christmas has ham. St. Patty’s Day has beer and, uh, corned beef. Black History Month apparently has collard greens and catfish. Rainbow Grocery Store decided to print the dumbest ad featuring “black people food” in what they consider to be… More »


Michelle Obama Is The Fourth Black Woman To Grace Vogue’s Cover

It’s official: Michelle Obama is a Vogue cover girl. The March 2009 issue, which will hit newsstands next week, features the first lady on its cover wearing a Jason Wu dress (the same designer who created her inauguration night gown). Inside the magazine, Obama is pictured at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C., wearing a… More »


Hattie McDaniel: An Oscar Legend

The Academy Awards are less than two weeks away, and with that, and Black History Month in mind, we want to remember Hattie McDaniel. McDaniel was an established radio and film actress before she played Mammy in “Gone with the Wind,” but it was this role that made her career and cemented her as a… More »