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  • Touré on the role of race in a 'post-black' culture

    Touré on the role of race in a 'post-black' culture
    A man with salt-and-pepper hair stood recently in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, glaring at an oversized poster promoting a reading Monday night by the cultural critic Touré from his new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?" "Post-blackness?"...
  • Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans

    Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans
    When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall. There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
  • Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case

    Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case
    Johns Hopkins University professor Nathan Connolly sees the Trayvon Martin case in terms far broader than the details of how the Florida teenager was shot and killed at the end of February. Look at the attempts by some to dismiss race as a potential...
  • Braving real world to see Phelps' accident in person

    The call about Michael Phelps' car accident on Calvert Street crackled over the newsroom police radio as I was about to leave work Thursday night. My first thought was, when I get home, I'll have to go online and see what happened. But then, a moment...
  • Police accused of profiling in Fein incident

    The agent for a Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker said his client was targeted by police at the Inner Harbor because he is black, a claim that has sparked debate over racial profiling as police step up enforcement there in the wake of a recent shooting....
  • At Akwaaba B&B, curl up with writers

    Author Walter Mosley's room is dark and mysterious with midnight-blue walls, black velvet drapes and lamps that shine interrogationlike spotlights across the walls. It's a room befitting the popular creator of a series of detective novels. Toni Morrison'...
  • Where we live fuels a divide

    There was a time when Walter Sondheim Jr. held fast to the notion that racially desegregated schools would give way to a racially integrated society. That was 1954. He admits now that he "should have known better." Sondheim was president of the Baltimore...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • This week: ‘Mankind’; Whitney Houston salute; Rolling Stones

     
    Musical specials and musical contests are among the week's ballyhooed programs. But the biggest show carries an epic title, “Mankind: The Story of All of Us.” The program doesn't do subtlety. This 12-hour, six-night history lesson indulges...
  • History’s “Mankind” tells the epic tale of human history

     
    History has certainly embarked upon a program worthy of its network name with its new 12-hour, six-night event series Mankind The Story of All of Us. Following in the wake of its successful America The Story of Us, this series takes the same approach, but...
  • TV review: Lively 'Mankind' races through our history

    TV review: Lively 'Mankind' races through our history
    There's no way to boil down the entire history of mankind into 12 hours over six nights. But History makes an impressive attempt with "Mankind: The Story of All of Us" (8 p.m. CT Nov. 13; 3 stars out of 4) by focusing on how pivotal moments--the taming of...
  • Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader

    Peter J. Gomes dies at 68; Harvard's longtime spiritual leader
    In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition." Gomes,...