| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Seventy years ago today, at shortly before 8 in the morning of Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, in Hawaii, the first wave of Japanese aircraft attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, plunging the United States into World War II.
But two days before the attack,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:00 AM
"Red Tails," the years-long project of director George Lucas, is sure to bring some overdue attention to the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black aviation unit that fought discrimination in the U.S. military as well as our enemies in World War II. Reviews for...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:55 PM
When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:19 AM
It's a big area to search.
As the second-newest branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, the Arbutus Library features 25,000 square feet of space for more 110,000 items, several meeting rooms and a large computer area, as well as areas for...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:57 PM
When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight.
A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:54 AM
WASHINGTON — Por primera vez, un soldado que perteneció al regimiento conocido como "Los Borinqueneers" recibirá una Medalla de Honor, y por esta razón hay quienes piensan que falta muy poco para que el Congreso apruebe entregarle un merecido...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON — For the first time, a soldier from Puerto Rico's renowned U.S. Army troop, the Borinqueneers, will receive the Medal of Honor, and advocates hope the citation will lead Congress to salute the entire regiment.
A bill filed last year...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:34 PM
February is the observance of Black History Month. Many events and activities take place across the region. This listing of events, in order by locality and date, will be updated throughout the month.
17th Annual Black History Program...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:49 PM
When Morrie Turner was just a cartoon-doodling kid in Oakland, he wrote a fan letter to the creator of the popular comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." In return, Milton Caniff, who later created "Steve Canyon," sent young Turner a typed, six-page...
| Jan 22, 2014
John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge.
"He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Orlando Science Center will salute the Red Tail pilots, a group of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, with activities building up to a Veterans Day ceremony for a new monument saluting the men.
The 12-foot spire, outside the east entrance of the science center,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The blue banners that line Burbank's streets contain few words, but say volumes about the city's military history. In stark white letters they thank active-duty military personnel, a simple message for those who serve.
Take the one honoring Michelle...