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  • The lure of writers' houses

     
    The website M + E -- run by author Emma Straub and her husband, Michael Fusco -- is selling a new series of four literary posters, each with an illustration of a writer's home (with address). The illustrations by Aislinn......
  • PBS sets John Lennon profile, modern-day Sherlock, Ken Burns’ ‘Tenth Inning’

     
    PBS today announced premiere dates for fall programming. “American Masters” will look at the last decade of John Lennon's life. The program, with the working title “John Lennon — New York City,” will air Nov. 22, shortly...
  • President Obama supports black colleges and universities

     
    Democrat promises $850 million in aid to help historically black schools of higher education....
  • 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...
  • Officer in shooting led turbulent life

    Facing a possible arrest over the fatal shooting of an unarmed former Marine after a night of club-hopping, Baltimore Police Officer Gahiji A. Tshamba continues to pop in to the Eastern District station where he worked for years. Here, the 15-year...
  • Parents Rally Against NYC School Closures

    Parents Rally Against NYC School Closures
    Hundreds of people gathered for a public hearing at Christopher Columbus High School Thursday night to protest the closing of several city schools. The six schools slated for closure in the Bronx are the School for Community Research and Learning,...
  • NYC Dept. of Education Proposes To Close 20 Schools

    NYC Dept. of Education Proposes To Close 20 Schools
    The Department of Education is proposing to close 20 "failing" schools in four boroughs and, for the first time, is hosting public hearings at each of the schools to hear concerns and complaints. The department's Panel for Educational Policy -- a 13-...
  • Hampton to celebrate its rich black history in 400th anniversary year

    Fort Monroe is a landmark in the black history of the United States. It is the first place where Africans arrived and where slaves sought refuge during the Civil War more than 200 years later. It is a connection being drawn on by the organizers of...
  • Setting Obama's Life in American Literary History

    Robert B. Stepto 5:50 p.m., April 27. Labyrinth Books, 290 York St. Free. 203-787-2848, labyrinthbooks.com. When Barack Obama became president, one thing that changed, argues Robert B. Stepto of Yale, is the context of African-American literature. In...
  • Blackout and Heat Send Harlem Residents Outdoors

    Blackout and Heat Send Harlem Residents Outdoors
    Hundreds of people in Harlem were not only out of power overnight, they were also out of their homes. They told PIX 11 News that the heat forced them to evacuate or find family or friends to stay with. "It was crazy out here," resident Ed Wilson told us....
  • Mocker Finds A Parking Free For All

    Mocker Finds A Parking Free For All
    New York City parking rules are the stuff of legends. Alternate side. No Standing. No Stopping. However, neighbors in Harlem say the rules are being ignored. PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker was surprised to find out exactly who was creating the...