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African-American History Month

A collection of news and information related to African-American History Month published by this site and its partners.

Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'

    James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'
    Although white Chicagoans knew little about Ethel Payne, a city reporter and later Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender in the 1950s and '60s, African-Americans here and around the country came to venerate her as the most prominent female...
  • Exhibit kicks off partnership with ArtServe

    Exhibit kicks off partnership with ArtServe
    The Miramar Cultural Center's new partnership with ArtServe kicks off with "ArtViva!," an exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The center's Ansin Family Art Gallery features 20 art pieces in what Jaye Abbate, president and CEO of ArtServe,...
  • Modern Technology Breathing New Life Into Historic East Hartford Cemetery

    Modern Technology Breathing New Life Into Historic East Hartford Cemetery
    EAST HARTFORD — The Friends of Center Cemetery was about to revamp its 20-year-old walking tour booklet when it occurred to Ray Tubbs, the group's president, that the printed word might have a foot in the grave. People don't want printed guides...
  • Season Preview 2014: Concerts and Comedy in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Concerts and Comedy in Orlando
    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Blues Bob Thames Saltwater Soul: 11 a.m. Oct. 4, Christmas Park, Canal and Live Oak streets, New Smyrna Beach, free, 386-423-9760. Benjamin Booker: 8 p.m. Oct. 29, The Social, 54 N....
  • Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash

    Watch: Chris Kattan takes DUI test following crash
    Chris Kattan, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member, was arrested early Monday morning after a freeway crash in Los Angeles.   Reports on the incident included news of Kattan's air bag deploying from KNX 1070 and the comedian suffering a bloody nose....
  • WATCH: Pedestrian knocked off his feet by tsunami of snow

    WATCH: Pedestrian knocked off his feet by tsunami of snow
    Surveillance cameras at a New York City car dealership captured a pedestrian being knocked off his feet by a wave of slush tossed up by a fast-moving snowplow. It was a case of splash and run. The video, from Newsfix, shows an unsuspecting, bundled-up...
  • Chicken and watermelon: Delicious tribute or insensitive menu?

    Chicken and watermelon: Delicious tribute or insensitive menu?
    It's February, which means another Black History Month -- and yet another school cafeteria serving up fried chicken and watermelon. But should that lead to finger-licking or finger-wagging?  This week, the principal of a girls Christian private school...
  • Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone

    Mom creates Facebook page to show boy he's not alone
    A Michigan 10-year-old told his mom not to give him a birthday party because he had no friends. So she has created a Facebook page to show him he's not alone. Don't tell him. It's a birthday surprise. Colin, diagnosed with an Asperger-like disorder,...
  • Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle

    Google honors Harriet Tubman with doodle
    To celebrate the first day of Black History Month, Google is honoring Harriet Tubman, known for her work with the Underground Railroad.  Tubman was born a slave in Maryland but escaped to freedom and later led more than 300 other slaves to the north and...
  • Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

    Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month
    Take a look back at the world of baseball — and the Negro Baseball Leagues — as part of a Black History Month exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit, open during regular library...
  • Facing talk of Trayvon Martin and race, Obama walks a fine line

    Facing talk of Trayvon Martin and race, Obama walks a fine line
    The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard — and opportunity — President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and...