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  • Dorothy Sterling, author of African American children's literature, dies at 95

    Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
  • 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...
  • Schooled on black history

    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...
  • 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...
  • McCain's Depression stat just a tad high

     
    by Mark Silva John McCain himself has admitted that he is not the best student of the economy, but tonight the Republican nominee for president missed the official mark by a fairly long-shot with his discussion of unemployment during the......
  • Art review: 'After 1968' at California African American Museum

     
    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......
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • "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...