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Black History Month: Feminism and Inclusion

As a woman of color, Black History Month holds a special significance for me. In particular, it allows me to reflect on my personal experiences and perspective, not just through a gender lens, but also that of an African-American.<p>Since beginning my tenure at the Ms. Foundation for Women, I have …

President Obama, the National Prayer Breakfast, and Slavery

Obama during National Prayer Breakfast closing prayer. <i>(Photo: White House)</i><p>The controversy over President Obama’s remarks at last week’s National …

Black History Month reading list: the best books this February

The Portable Malcolm X Reader (edited by Manning Marable and Garrett Felber)<p>As the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination approaches (21 February), this collection of essays, FBI files, newspaper articles and speeches offers a chance to see the controversial civil rights leader and black …

Black History

13 Lesser-Known Facts About Well-Known Black History Heroes

Yes, Rosa Parks refused to get up on the bus. But did you know about her work with the NAACP?

Black History

What Did Atticus Finch Think of the Civil Rights Movement?

That Harper Lee will publish another novel in July, <i>Go Set a Watchman</i>, has spawned a powerful mixture of excitement and concern. Excitement because the new book is a sequel of sorts to her 1960 classic, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, one of the most widely read and beloved books ever written and the source …

Black History | Names of 3,959 victims of “racial terror lynchings” released

The Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., released a report on the history of lynchings in the United States, the result of five years of …

14 Books to Read This Black History Month

February is not only Black History Month, but it is also the month when many titles by Black authors are released. 2015 kicked off with a wide selections of books and stories to settle into. From history, to biography to great fiction storytelling here are a few gems to propose to your book</b> …

Black History

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read | PBS

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, …

Black History

Black (Comic) History Month: Ebony White a Comic Character You Should Know

When celebrating the history of something, I think it’s good to look at the good and bad. There’s a whole lot of good when it comes to “black comic …

How Marriage Equality in Alabama Is Not Like the Civil Rights Movement

Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty …

#WeAreBlackHistory Popular Black Bloggers Recreate Images Of African-American Icons

#WeAreHistory Black Icon Photo Project<p>As Black History month continues, a group of black bloggers is recreating images of African-American icons. …

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of 1960s civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.<p>Who Was Coretta Scott …

Jesus Theography - A Theological Biography

There are two kinds of books I read most: books about the church and books about Jesus. So it was with great excitement when I learned that one of my …

Prince Charles biography: Ten things one can learn from the heir to the throne

With the publication of biography of Prince of Wales by Catherine Mayer, the Telegraph takes a look at what we can learn from the future king<p>To the outside world, the Royal lot appears to be a peculiar mix of ceremony, travel and photo opportunities.<p><b>Prince Charles</b> has not always enjoyed his time in …

Charles biography: 8 most intriguing disclosures about Prince of Wales

Prince Charles 'trusted Jimmy Savile on everything from marriage guidance to checking speeches', among biographer Catherine Mayer's claims<p>Fresh evidence of the extent to which the <b>Prince of Wales</b> relied on Jimmy Savile as a confidant and adviser is revealed for the first time in a controversial …

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Prince Charles Wasn’t Sure He Wanted to Marry Princess Diana, Per New Biography

It has long been reported that <b>Princess Diana</b> was not exactly jonesin’ to get hitched to <b>Prince Charles</b>, even right up until her actual wedding day in 1981. Diana would later tell Andrew Morton, her biographer, that she told her sisters, “I can’t marry him, I can’t do this, this is absolutely …

Prince Charles

Raymond Dart - Biography

Biography<p><b>EUGENE M. MCCARTHY, PHD</b><p>Raymond Dart with the Taung skull<p>Taung Child — Replica with mouth open to show teeth. Senckenberg-Museum, …

A new biography of Prince Charles questions whether he is fit to be king

The book also portrays a royal household riven with infighting, and an heir to the throne uncomfortable with the distant impartiality that has been the hallmark of his mother Queen Elizabeth II's reign.<p>The 66-year-old Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth's eldest son, has spent a lifetime in …

New biography sheds light on lesser-known Harlem Renaissance giant, Panama-born Eric Walrond

This book could start its own Renaissance.<p>The first biography of Harlem Renaissance writer Eric Walrond will hit shelves later this month, shedding …

Black History: Charles Alston’s biographical cartoons for the Office of War Information.

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Hattie McDaniel

Actress and radio performer Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar in 1940, for her supporting role as Mammy in 'Gone With …

Sir Isaac Newton: Quotes, Facts & Biography

Sir Isaac Newton contributed significantly to the field of science over his lifetime. He invented calculus and provided a clear understanding of …

Physics