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African-American History Month

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  • Stephen Colbert unleashes 'Laser Klan' on the world

    Stephen Colbert unleashes 'Laser Klan' on the world
    February is widely known as Black History Month, and Stephen Colbert chose to celebrate it in the strangest way possible on Thursday's show: with an animated short for a proposed TV show known as "Laser Klan."
  • Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie

    Review: 'Spies of Mississippi': Espionage in the heart of Dixie
    "There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...

    Review: PBS' 'Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth' honors a singular life

     Review: PBS' 'Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth' honors a singular life
    As the title of this episode of "American Masters" suggests, "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" is a lovely and lyrical tribute to the great American writer and activist who turns 70 on Sunday, two days after the film airs on PBS. February is, of course,...

    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 History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it

    Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it
    When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...