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One teacher was interested in the connection between music and the Holocaust. Another learned about the Holocaust from Jewish friends when they were growing up in Miami and wanted to learn more. And another teacher wanted to expand his knowledge about the...
Tags: Judaism, Western High School , Human Rights, Washington, DC, Schools
MOUNT DORA — The W.T. Bland Public Library is an unlikely venue for a birthday party for pioneer African-American golfer Charlie Sifford, given that he doesn't live in Lake County. It promises to be an unusual event in another way, too. The...
Tags: Golf, Skype, Black History, Libraries, Jackie Robinson
Somewhere in the middle of watching the movie "42," about Jackie Robinson's historic rookie year breaking baseball's color barrier, I decided something. I decided that this weekend, I'm taking my sons to see it too. They're teenage athletes, and they've...
Tags: Racism, Movies, 42 (movie), Alan Tudyk, Barack Obama
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...
Tags: Movies, Poetry, Morgan Freeman, Libraries, Journalism
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Jun 11, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 31, 2013 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
Apr 14, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 27, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
Mar 11, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Mar 7, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Mar 6, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Mar 3, 2013 |Column| South Bend Tribune
Mar 2, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Mar 2, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
Mar 1, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Feb 28, 2013 |Story| Imperial Valley Press Online
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