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African American History Month

Foner's Underground Railroad on Time for African American History Month

Jonah Raskin | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
Jonah Raskin

Over the past half century, Foner has carved out a significant place for himself in the field of history by writing history from the bottom up, by tracing over-arching themes, such as freedom, and by recognizing that all history is contemporary history.

Mini Me Jesus

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

Why not just let people make Jesus in the image they want -- the image that makes them feel the most comfortable? Reason 1: It's just wrong.

Our Exclusive Black History Month Comedy Roundtable

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 02.04.2012 | Comedy

Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Wanda Sykes, Dave Chappelle... say any of their names to a serious fan of comedy and you're likely to elicit a r...

8 Unusual (But Really Great) Children's Books For February

Devon Corneal | Posted 04.02.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I'm a sucker for good packaging, and with the books I like, you often can judge a book by its cover. But in case you're still searching, I want to help.

Leon Dash: Lessons in Listening

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Every journalism class in America should include the story of the journalist Leon Dash. And as Black History Month comes to a close, let's celebrate the work and heart of this teacher.