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Black History

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Top Black History Articles

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  • 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...
  • Kiffin's airport firing, Clowney's antics and other missed calls

    Kiffin's airport firing, Clowney's antics and other missed calls
    You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….? Bobcats. You purchase the best college football magazines, re-read "Death to the BCS," and hang on every one of Kirk Herbstreit's words. There are still things you...
  • A golden collection of African American art in Los Angeles

    In 1928, William Nickerson Jr., along with Norman Houston and George Beavers, founded the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Los Angeles to provide insurance to black people unable to purchase policies from white-owned institutions. The company...
  • Calling out bugnut idiocy

    Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed. "If a lot of African-Americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?" he said recently on his radio show, referencing...
  • Lee Daniels begs Warner Brothers to not contest 'Butler' title

    Lee Daniels begs Warner Brothers to not contest 'Butler' title
    In a heartfelt letter, director Lee Daniels pleaded with Warner Bros. Entertainment chief executive Kevin Tsujihara not to force a change in the title of the upcoming Weinstein Co. film "The Butler." News broke this week that the Motion Picture Assn. of...
  • Long live 'Negro'

    I let Black History Month slide by this year without writing anything about it. I am so over celebrating firsts or reprising triumphal narratives. But news from last month did suggest that we may need a black history lesson — one that goes...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • Betty and Coretta premieres Feb. 2 on Lifetime

     
    Angela Bassett is Hollywood’s go-to actress for critically heralded performances as women with steely backbones and tender hearts — most notably American history-makers Rosa Parks, Tina Turner and Dr. Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X. But...
  • Fantasy of Flight: Tuskegee Airmen set for symposium

     
    Members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen are returning to Fantasy of Flight next month to kick off the attraction's Legends and Legacies symposium. “They Dared to Fly” sessions, tied to Black History Month, features Q&As with several of the...
  • Lehigh Co. honors African American community leaders

     
    Lehigh County on Monday held a news conference honoring nine leaders in the Lehigh County African American community for their contributions. The honorees from business, education, service, faith and other sectors of the community were chosen by the...
  • Why We Still Need Black History Month

     
    A debate exists on whether Black History Month is still necessary on the premise that Black history is American history. People against a recognized month for the study of Black history argue that it only furthers segregation and we should study Black...