| Oct 24, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Christopher Knight reviews Glenn Ligon's mid-career retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art...
| Oct 23, 2011
For Piri Thomas, being a dark-hued Latino in 1930s New York was far from the best of worlds. His siblings were fair-skinned, like his Puerto Rican mother, but he took after his black Cuban father, whose unsettled feelings about race scarred both of them....
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:46 AM
Union Station opens its newest exhibit, "America I AM: The African American Imprint" on Saturday, Oct. 22. The exhibition shows the history of black culture in America and will be open through January 8, 2012.
The driving force behind the exhibit,...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:01 PM
This Day In History: Mr. October Hits Three Homers in Three Swings (History.com)
On October 18, 1977, in the sixth game of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson hits three home runs in a row off of...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Herman Cain has vaulted to the top of the polls as a Republican presidential candidate, but there's one audience that may prove tougher for him to win over: his hometown church.
Cain, a conservative who recently said African-Americans were "brainwashed"...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:34 PM
National Book Award finalists include Manning Marable and Téa Obreht....
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:53 PM
A deceased biographer and a first-time bestselling novelist are among the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. Five finalists in four categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature – were announced Wednesday...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Christopher Knight reviews "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, a Pacific Standard Time show at the UCLA Hammer Museum...
| Sep 30, 2011
Olympic runner John Carlos wants things done, and, as the people close to him came to understand, he demands that change within 48 hours. However, John Carlos had more than 48 hours to plan the bold statement he made after he won the bronze medal in the...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
[Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Author and professor Dorothy Roberts will discuss her book "Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Re-Create Race in the 21st Century" in Los Angeles Thursday....