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UFC 183 Results: Clinical Win Proves Anderson Silva Is Ready for Title Shot

A broken leg clearly wasn't enough to stop arguably the greatest fighter in MMA history. Anderson Silva, 13 months removed from the horrific injury he suffered against Chris Weidman, cruised to a 49-46, 50-45, 50-45 unanimous decision...Show More Summary

Hawks look for 20 in a row after perfect January

After a far-from-perfect performance, the Atlanta Hawks head into February with the NBA's best record and savoring a bit of NBA history as the first team to go 17-0 within a calendar month.

Atlanta Hawks kick off February on a 19-game win streak

The Hawks head into February with the NBA’s best record and savoring a bit of NBA history as the first team to go 17-0 in a calendar month.

Black Future Month: Examining the Current State of Black Lives and Envisioning Where We Go From Here

Everyone knows that February in the U.S. is observed as Black History Month. This tradition began nearly 90 years ago when noted scholar and author Carter G. Woodson, himself the son of formerly enslaved Africans declared Negro History Week to highlight and celebrate the contributions of Black people to human history and combat racial prejudice. Show More Summary

How much do you know about black history?

"Carter G. Woodson. Teacher, Historian, Publisher" by Charles Henry Alston Carter G. Woodson, historian and the father of "Negro History Week," died in 1950, and did not live to see Black History Month, which started at Kent State in...Show More Summary

Rain-Free January Portends Continued California Drought of Increased Severity

January 2015 ends with a most dubious distinction: it’s been the driest January in recorded California history.  That’s especially bad news, considering that January has traditionally been the wettest month of the year in the Golden State. Show More Summary

A New Satellite Will Watch the Western Drought from Space

The launch of a small satellite won’t fix the the drought in the American West—now entering its fourth year—and it won’t change the fact that January was the driest month in recorded California history. But the Soil Moisture Active Passive...Show More Summary

Al Jazeera America Ready for Black History Month

Al Jazeera America will celebrate Black History Month by examining race in America with all-new content throughout February. The hash tag #brandingblack will drive the network’s social media campaign, designed to raise questions about...Show More Summary

Do We Still Need Black History Month? A Historian's Response

In this preview of the next Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Daryl Michael Scott to discuss the importance of Black History Month. Scott is a Professor of History at Howard University and the President of the Association of the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

Mexico Kit Change from Green to Black Leaves Supporters Baffled

As the first month of 2015 ends, a new Mexico kit arrives, and the fans are baffled. The national team released images of El Tri 's new home and away jerseys through their Twitter account, along with the message "History is written on the pitch." Yes, forget about the traditional green kit, it's time to welcome a black shirt with grey stripes. Show More Summary

Big Data Can Figure Out Who's Buying What, Even With Names and Numbers Withheld from Credit Card Information

Well, sort of. The idea is that given three months of shopping history, with no names or numbers attached, Big Data techniques can figure out who you are anyway, or at least can match your records to your name (if...

The Wreck Of The Monetary Hesperus

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, For 73 months running the Fed has lashed the money markets to the gross financial anomaly of ZIRP. Never before in the history of the world has any central bank or other monetary authority...Show More Summary

Chaz Ebert Invites Young Critics to Cover Black History Month Film Festival

Chaz Ebert, president of Ebert Digital and wife of iconic film critic Roger Ebert, has teamed up with the Chicago Urban League and Columbia College to give aspiring film critics a chance to review movies by or about African Americans,...Show More Summary

Apple, Samsung now tied for the title of world's largest smartphone maker

The 74.5 million iPhones sold over the last three months of 2014 didn't just help Apple report the highest quarterly profit of any publicly-traded company in history, they also propelled the Cupertino giant into a first-place tie with Samsung as the largest smartphone maker in the world.

Tiny Houses, Gentrification Talks Part Of MLK Library's Black History Month Programs

As part of a month-long Black History Month celebration the library will host a series of events, including a gentrification panel. [ more › ]

Why Rand Paul's Case for 'Judicial Activism' Scares Both Liberals and Conservatives

4 days agoNews : Reason

Earlier this month Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told an audience of conservatives that the legal philosophy known as judicial restraint has been an abysmal failure throughout American history. So Paul offered an alternative: The Supreme Court...Show More Summary

History Lessons: 'Wire' Creator Takes on Yonkers' Biggest Desegregation Battle

Photo of former Yonkers mayor Nicholas Wasicsko courtesy of the Westchester County Historical Society Several months before his sociopolitical crime drama The Wire premiered on HBO in 2002, creator David Simon sent his co-writer Bill Zorzi up to Yonkers, New...

Dear Skeptics, Here's How Apple Will Continue To Demolish Expectations (AAPL)

Apple delivered the greatest earnings report in history last night. That's not hyperbole. Apple earned $18 billion in net income over the three month period of October to December 2014. That's more than any other company has ever earned over a three month span. Show More Summary

Apple reports largest profit of any public company in history

Apple reported the largest net income of any public company in history in the three months to December, as record iPhone sales of 74.5m units beat even the most bullish Wall Street forecasts. “Demand for iPhone has been staggering, shattering our high expectations,” said Tim Cook, chief executive. “This volume is hard to comprehend.” Apple […]

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