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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Stephen Colbert unleashes 'Laser Klan' on the world

    Stephen Colbert unleashes 'Laser Klan' on the world
    February is widely known as Black History Month, and Stephen Colbert chose to celebrate it in the strangest way possible on Thursday's show: with an animated short for a proposed TV show known as "Laser Klan." Yes, that spelling is not a mistake. This...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Black history event takes on contemporary flair

     Black history event takes on contemporary flair
    Tap dance to rap will be on display next week for Northbrook's annual Black History Month celebration. Called "Journeys: Path taken to Chicago and the North Suburbs," will include seven speakers and performers and a question-and-answer session. The...
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  • Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor

    Lincoln's black legion faces deadly test from enraged Norfolk doctor
    Long before he left his Main Street home on the afternoon of July 11, 1863, David Minton Wright ranked as one of Norfolk’s most respected physicians. Many people remembered his selflessness during the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1855, when...
  • Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash

    Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash
    Chris Kattan, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, was arrested early Monday morning after a freeway crash in Los Angeles.   Reports on the incident included news of Kattan's air bag deploying from KNX 1070 and the comedian suffering a bloody nose....
  • WGA: Billy Ray Wins Adapted Screenplay Award for 'Captain Phillips'

    Billy Ray won the Writers Guild of America award for adapted screenplay for seagoing drama "Captain Phillips" and Spike Jonze took the trophy for original screenplay for futuristic romancer "Her." Ray won over Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County,"...
  • Readers' ideas for stopping wrong-way drunk drivers

    Part of what makes the horrific crash Sunday in Diamond Bar that killed six people -- which police suspect was caused by a drunk, 21-year-old woman speeding on the 60 Freeway in the wrong direction -- so tragic was how completely preventable it was. The...
  • 10 local dance events you shouldn't miss

    10 local dance events you shouldn't miss
    SEAN’S DANCE FACTORY PRESENTS “BIG BANG XVII” What: Local hip-hop choreographer Sean Green and his troupe subtitled this year’s performance “A Decade of Excellence,” since the show commemorates Sean’s Dance...
  • Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone

    Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone
    A Michigan 10-year-old told his mom not to give him a birthday party because he had no friends. So she has created a Facebook page to show him he's not alone. Don't tell him. It's a birthday surprise. Colin, diagnosed with an Asperger-like disorder,...
  • ART

    ART
    "African Heritage": The Black History Month-themed display of works capturing landmark moments in African-American history is drawn from a collection of a dozen local artists. Highlights include Bryan Favors’ original sculptures and artifacts, Betty...
  • Black History Month events

    Black History Month events
    February is the observance of Black History Month. Many events and activities take place across the region. This listing of events, in order by locality and date, will be updated throughout the month.   Hampton 17th Annual Black History Program...