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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone

    Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone
    A Michigan 10-year-old told his mom not to give him a birthday party because he had no friends. So she has created a Facebook page to show him he's not alone. Don't tell him. It's a birthday surprise. Colin, diagnosed with an Asperger-like disorder,...
  • Forging Lincoln's black legion

     Forging Lincoln's black legion
    Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat. But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road. Resplendent in...
  • Chris Bosh featured in NBA Black History Month promo | Video

     
    In advance of the Heat's Monday game in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Day, and in advance of Black History Month, Heat center Chris Bosh is featured in an NBA "Big" commercial....
  • Black cavalrymen battle Confederates near Civil War Suffolk

    Black cavalrymen battle Confederates near Civil War Suffolk
    When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore. Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
  • History center: Gospel group performing for Black History Month

    History center: Gospel group performing for Black History Month
    The Orange County Regional History Center will play host to a performance by Mt. Olive Seventh-Day Adventist Praise Team in conjunction with Black History Month. The gospel group will appear at the downtown Orlando museum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20.  They...
  • Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

    Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month
    Take a look back at the world of baseball — and the Negro Baseball Leagues — as part of a Black History Month exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit, open during regular library...
  • Melissa McCarthy air-fights on Seth Meyers' final 'SNL' episode

    Melissa McCarthy air-fights on Seth Meyers' final 'SNL' episode
    No one could ever accuse Melissa McCarthy of being too egotistical when it comes to her appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” If you’ve seen the three-time host even once on the show, you’ve gotten a good idea of what her other...
  • Black cavalry troopers burn in grim Civil War clash near Suffolk

    Black cavalry troopers burn in grim Civil War clash near Suffolk
    When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina Infantry formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone weary and foot sore. Nearly two weeks of hard marching and...
  • Forging Lincoln's black legion in Civil War Hampton Roads

    Forging Lincoln's black legion in Civil War Hampton Roads
    Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by steamboat. But not long after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula disembarked at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road....
  • Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor

    Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor
    Long before he left his Main Street home on the afternoon of July 11, 1863, David Minton Wright ranked as one of Norfolk’s most respected physicians. Many people remembered his selflessness during the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855, when...
  • Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash

    Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash
    Chris Kattan, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, was arrested early Monday morning after a freeway crash in Los Angeles.   Reports on the incident included news of Kattan's air bag deploying from KNX 1070 and the comedian suffering a bloody nose....
  • TV Review: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'

    There is one priceless moment in "The Gabby Douglas Story" near the end, where the movie flashes back through the Olympic champion's life -- at that point, all 16 years of it. Otherwise, Lifetime's contribution to Black History Month is really more of...