| Feb 26, 2011
Joseph Dyer, a retired KCBS-TV executive who was one of the first African American reporters hired by a major network television station in Los Angeles and later helped it set a standard for community involvement, died of heart failure Thursday at Good...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 10:36 AM
To appreciate the present, we must remember the past
To the editor:
It is interesting how times and educational fads change. In a recent column in The Herald-Mail, the writer mentioned a supposedly relatively obscure famous black person — George...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Firehouse 12's seventh annual Fall Jazz Series, which kicks things off on Sept. 16, features incredible contemporary jazzers, including cellist Erik Friedlander, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and tenor saxman Jeff Lederer.
There'll be two sets, at...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The first recorded use of the phrase "protest march" was in 1913 to describe a demonstration organized by Mohandas Gandhi against the South African government's restrictions on Indian nationals. After Gandhi was arrested and the protests grew more...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:27 PM
February isn't the only time to celebrate black history, and the importance of June 19 is a prime example of why. Juneteenth* is just around the corner, and trips like these are a great way to explore the U.S. and Canada's natural and educational history....
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:30 AM
It's a war without national boundaries, military uniforms or state-sanctioned weapons. But it is a war and an epidemic of violence raging on the streets of one of the largest U.S. cities.
Yet the shootings in Chicago often go ignored. PBS' gripping...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:38 PM
More Than A Month premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10 pm
Why do we have Black History Month? That’s one question -- among many -- raised by More Than a Month, a documentary premiering on PBS’s Independent Lens...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 5:56 PM
The chief operating officer for Meritus Medical Center told youths at a black history program Sunday at Bridge of Life church on South Potomac Street that there are stipulations to achieve promise in life.
Deborah Addo Samuels’ advice came as she...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:07 PM
As the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the U.S. Army, Marcia M. Anderson helped inspire Letterkenny Army Depot employees Friday as they observed Black History Month.
In a keynote speech focusing on “Black...
| Feb 21, 2008
Black History Month was established in 1976, as an evolution of Negro History Week (founded half a century earlier by Carter G. Woodson), and has since become a staple of the nation's elementary school classrooms and textbooks.
Times editorials, on the...
| Feb 3, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Nadine Robinson's "Coronation Theme: Organon" is a great, rumbling wall of potential power, a majestic ode to past blood, sweat and tears and a firm promise of future might. Twenty-eight powerhouse audio speakers are stacked high against a wall, the......
| Mar 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
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...