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I let Black History Month slide by this year without writing anything about it. I am so over celebrating firsts or reprising triumphal narratives. But news from last month did suggest that we may need a black history lesson — one that goes...
As we prepare for our state’s 150th birthday and reflect upon our history, we have many wonderful people for whom to be thankful — people who have worked together to make West Virginia what it is today. Our state was built by people of all...
February is Black History Month. Baltimore is celebrating it by commemorating the march of African-Americans toward full membership in the American family. Although I am a white man born and raised in the strictly segregated Baltimore of nearly eight...
Black History Month 2013 In honor of Black History Month, the Doleman Black Heritage Museum recognized the following athletes during a program Feb. 23 at The Maryland Theatre: Tom Parson Jr. Parson played basketball at North Hagerstown High School and...
Staff WriterThemes of community, empowerment and joy rose to the rafters Saturday afternoon as some 150 parishioners celebrated together at the third annual Gospel Jubilee at Second Baptist Church in El Centro. “Do you need more strength? You’ve got to...
Tags: Prisons, Black History
South Bend TribuneIn an earlier column last month, I wrote about whether Black History Month is still relevant. Well, apparently to many readers it is. I received calls, e-mails and many of you let me know how you felt. Today, I’m going to share some those...
Tags: Black History
Assignment for 2nd graders: Color minstrel caricatures of African-Americans, black-face and a lynching?FloriDUHWhat were they thinking? Answer: They weren't thinking at all. James Hill, the dad of a second-grader at an Atlantic Beach elementary school who had received material for a home coloring assignment during Black History Month, made a complaint to the...
Tags: Murder, Black History, Hate Crimes
Thumbs up to the students who participated in the annual Washington County Spelling Bee at Western Heights Middle School. These children battled nerves and some tough words to make their parents, teachers and communities proud. Thumbs up to the Doleman...
Staff WriterCALEXICO — Community members shared pride and appreciation for the struggles and accomplishments made by many diverse individuals, during the second annual Black History Month celebration, here Thursday evening. A group of about 50 community...
Tags: Black History
The Hartford CourantTwo of my favorite quotes are from Frederick Douglass, an American hero and one of more compelling voices in the 19th century on slavery and human rights. "If there is no struggle, there is no progress.'' "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It...
Is it possible that a husband and wife could win the coveted February Moutza of the Month award, for buying stupid stuffed elk heads with other people's money? Perhaps. Because in America, it is said, even dead elk dreams may come true. Or what...
Call it, if you will, the virtual literary event of the year. Or of February at least. Toni Morrison, the grande dame of American letters, is holding what’s billed as a "first-of-its-kind digital book signing" Wednesday at noon PST (3 p.m. EST)....
Tags: Google+, Black History, Junot Diaz, Ellie Goulding, Book
Mar 11, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Mar 7, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Feb 25, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 6, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Feb 23, 2013 |Story| Imperial Valley Press Online
Mar 3, 2013 |Column| South Bend Tribune
Mar 2, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Mar 2, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Feb 28, 2013 |Story| Imperial Valley Press Online
Feb 28, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Mar 1, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Feb 27, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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