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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Eat an African heritage dish this week

    Feb. 1 marks not only the start of Black History Month but also African Heritage & Health Week. Oldways, the Boston-based nonprofit food and nutrition organization behind the week-long observance, is offering a delicious challenge: Enjoy at least one...
  • Altadena Junction: Sheriff cuts squeezing unincorporated areas, Walmart Neighborhood Market update, and more

    Sheriff Lee Baca has clashed with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently about cutting deputy overtime, which has the immediate effect of reducing patrols in unincorporated county areas. Supervisors felt that Baca was favoring cities that...
  • Troy Valjean Rucker, Alika Hope Head Charity Benefit in Hartford

    Troy Valjean Rucker, Alika Hope Head Charity Benefit in Hartford
    Theater and concert  performers baritone Troy Valjean Rucker and soprano Alika Hope will heading "Now Let Me Fly: A Black History Month Concert Benefiting ConnectiKids" Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the historic South Church, 277 Main St., Hartford. Samuel...
  • Taking the Kids: Exploring African-American history in Washington, D.C., and beyond

    Taking the Kids: Exploring African-American history in Washington, D.C., and beyond
    Talk about the best birthday present ever. You've got to think that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be smiling down as we, on the same day, celebrate his birth and the second inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American president. Ask your...
  • City Lights: Making poetry a priority

    Ever since I became a journalist, I have had one burning desire: to work the phrases "National Poetry Month" and "The Human Centipede" into the same column. With the following piece, my career will be vindicated. I'll get to the second phrase later. But...
  • Fight The Power Of Ignorance To Enslave

    Fight The Power Of Ignorance To Enslave
    Two 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...
  • Jeremy Lin meets his match in Jon Stewart [Video]

    Jeremy Lin meets his match in Jon Stewart [Video]
    Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is everywhere. Turn on the TV, you see Jeremy Lin. Go out to dinner, you hear people talking about Jeremy Lin. Go to sleep, dream about Jeremy Lin (whoops, I may have shared too much). Now "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"...
  • Kathleen Battle sings spirituals at UCLA's Royce Hall

     
    Soprano Kathleen Battle sang African American spirituals at UCLA on Saturday. The anguish and the joy in an evening of songs was brought out by Kathleen Battle's exceptional voice....
  • Whitney Houston's death: Mayor issues statement on her passing

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issues statement on Whitney Houston's death....
  • Black History Month 2012 TV schedule

     
    Here are some notable new and returning television programs profiling memorable people, themes and events in African-American history, in celebration of February's Black History Month. Programs and times are subject to change; check back throughout the...
  • Segregation of blacks at record low, think tank report says

     
    Segregation of African Americans has declined to its lowest point in more than a century, but social and income disparities continue to exist, according to a report released Monday by the conservative Manhattan Institute....
  • Students win Black History Month essay contest

     
    Three Broward County students will be honored Wednesday night for their winning essays in the 2012 Black History month contest. Students won in grade-level categories. Winners include: Chantel Mackey, a fifth grader at Nova Blanche Forman Elementary;...