| May 9, 2009
| 7:38 AM
Four local educators - including a two-time Baltimore mayoral candidate - are listed among endorsers of a black empowerment handbook that federal authorities say was written and distributed by the leader of a violent prison gang to spread its message....
| Dec 1, 2004
KWEISI MFUME had that "Lyndon Johnson" gleam in his eye.
The man whose name means "conquering son of kings" strode yesterday into the press room of the NAACP's national headquarters to a welcome fit for, well, a conquering son of kings. The assembled...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:34 PM
When Sky center Sylvia Fowles enters her second career as a funeral services director, she will assume responsibilities that include the following:
>> Coordinate transportation of the body to and from the mortuary.
>> Interview family or other...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:10 PM
When the details of Trayvon Martin’s death became public, everyone from fed-up moms to A-list celebs expressed outrage over the senseless death of a black kid at the hands of a wannabe cop. It seemed like the whole world knew about Trayvon.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:31 AM
A great paradox of Obama’s America is that racism has been so thoroughly condemned that it only rarely receives public attention. To some extent, the election of a black president relaxed what remained of our national focus on race matters, it...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It would be difficult to determine in which domain Nat Hentoff, premiere jazz critic and highly controversial First Amendment rights champion, contributed more to the public consciousness. Documentarian David L. Lewis makes no attempt to do so in "The...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:59 PM
A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:13 AM
When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production.
Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids.
"I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
| Jun 6, 2014
She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With her eyes set on a career in trauma nursing, Maria Resendiz pays the bills by working as an emergency medical technician while studying at Malcolm X College.
"It's the fast response" that has fueled her enthusiasm during two years with ATI...