The Wizards' Celebration Of Black History Month Is A Little Tone-Deaf

The Washington Wizards created a pop-up website to celebrate Black History Month. The site is full of pictures of various members of the Wizards organization spliced next to a picture of a historical black figure that inspires them, and a quote from each person featured. It's mostly a harmless idea, until Ted Leonsis… »3/02/15 1:51pm3/02/15 1:51pm


What Is the Purpose of Black History Month? A Roundtable

In 1976, when Black History Month was officially acknowledged by the U.S. government, President Gerald Ford gave a (very brief) speech. "In celebrating Black History Month, we can take satisfaction from this recent progress in the realization of the ideals envisioned by our Founding Fathers.," Ford said. "But, even… »2/25/15 3:21pm2/25/15 3:21pm

Eagles Unsure How Riley Cooper Got Black History Month On Team Calendar [Update]

Riley Cooper, you might remember, did this. It was a whole big thing, and not even that long ago! Whatever company the Eagles contracted to make their official 2015 team calendar either didn't remember, or thought it was more prudent to try to get Cooper's appearance over with in the shortest month. »2/12/15 3:45pm2/12/15 3:45pm

ESPN Urges Facebook Users To Celebrate Black History Month, With Predictable Results

We don't know why ESPN is posting a plea on Facebook for the celebration of Black History Month. Black History Month is, after all, nearly 75% over. (Maybe ESPN was consumed with celebrating Michael Jordan's birthday.) Also curious is ESPN's use of American sport's most notoriously racist franchise in the header… »2/21/13 2:30pm2/21/13 2:30pm