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On this day in black history: The Dominican Republic is free; happy birthday, Marian Anderson and James Worthy; and the first black woman to become a lawyer Black History Month: The Undefeated edition Feb. 27

1844 — Independence day for Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic gains its independence from the border nation of Haiti. The countries share the island of Hispaniola and both had been under Haitian rule for a more than a couple of decades, first by the Spanish and then by the French. 1872 — Charlotte Ray becomes […]

The Ryan Gosling Oscar meme was the whisper heard ’round the world The internet never fails to make awards shows more entertaining — and we’re here for it

The best part of watching any awards show is seeing the memes that are sure to follow. And during the 2017 Academy Awards last night, of course, the internet delivered. There was dozens of things for audience members to react to — whether it was Viola Davis’ gripping speech or host Jimmy Kimmel’s cringe-worthy “jokes,” […]