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  • Principal apologizes for Black History Month celebration that included O.J. Simpson, Rodman, RuPaul

     
    In a letter addressed to parents and community members, a South Los Angeles elementary school principal apologized Thursday for “questionable decisions” about which prominent African Americans to highlight in a parade marking the culmination of...
  • Monster Mash: J.D. Salinger letters to go on display; Leonardo the action hero; the U.S.-Cuba connection

     
    --Pen pals: Ten letters and a postcard written by J.D. Salinger to his friend, painter and illustrator Michael Mitchell, will go on exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, offering a rare glimpse into the private life......
  • On the side streets of Philadelphia, freedom still rings

    Philadelphia The neon-streaked National Constitution Center dazzled. The historic red-brick Independence Hall stirred. But it wasn't until I stepped onto the rickety back porch of a Quaker house in northwest Philadelphia that I felt transported. It was...
  • Writers and editors

    Writers and editors George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2) Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3) Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote...
  • The life of Harriet Tubman

    The life of Harriet Tubman
    Harriet Tubman was a women born into southern slavery during the 19th century. Eventually escaping to freedom in the North, Tubman worked for many years helping other slaves gain their freedom using the Underground Railroad, a system of secret homes and...
  • Alyssa Forde, 17, a senior

    Alyssa Forde, 17, a senior
    What is your name, age, grade and school? Alyssa Forde, 17, senior at New Britain High School. What are some of your interests, hobbies or activities? I am an active member and officer in the African American Club. I'm also a member of the Girls...
  • Levy to Push for State Review of Police Union Perks

    In the latest escalation in a war between the Suffolk County executive and the police union, Steve Levy said yesterday he would push for state review of perks granted under the county's contract with the police union. Levy is to announce today that he...
  • "Truth Will Set You Free!"

    "Truth Will Set You Free!" In honor of Black History Month 2009, Sacramento's own Fairytale Town is proud to host a very special two-day event celebrating the life of Sojourner Truth on Saturday and Sunday, February 21 and 22, from 11AM to 3PM.  Presented...
  • Algiers Charter School Update

    Due to the severe weather experienced with Hurricane Gustav and the damage left in its aftermath, downed trees, roof damage, etc. all schools Algiers Charter Schools will reopen for students Wednesday, September 10, 2008. The date will ensure that all...
  • Hurricane Ike Closures

    **********All Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout the state will remain closed until further notice due to severe weather predictions, state and federal disaster officials announced tonight.The DRCs, in Lafourche, Terrebonne parishes, will...
  • The Historic Germantown Open House: Sunday, April 19th

    Sunday, April 19 from 1-4 PM Come out to Vernon Park at Chelten and Germantown Avenues in Philadelphia Bring the kids and have fun while experiencing history! There will be re-enactments, food, music, and best of all, admission is free! For more...
  • Culture Clash: Staying irreverent yet relevant after 25 years

    Culture Clash: Staying irreverent yet relevant after 25 years
    A few weeks ago, on a fog-enshrouded night in Malibu, Richard Montoya stepped onstage in full mariachi regalia to welcome his audience to what he slyly called the "Getty Pancho Villa." The occasion was a performance of "Peace," Aristophanes'...