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Black History

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Top Black History Articles

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  • Hampton takes flak for title of black history program

    Officials at the Hampton National Historic Site in Towson this week officially changed the name of a black history program planned for next month after controversy erupted over its original title — "Slave for a Day." The July 8 event, which park...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Thursday to be sunny and hot in the Baltimore area, with a high near 99. A heat advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. for the Baltimore area. Forecasters warn that heat index values will be as high as 105...
  • City Lights: Making poetry a priority

    Ever since I became a journalist, I have had one burning desire: to work the phrases "National Poetry Month" and "The Human Centipede" into the same column. With the following piece, my career will be vindicated. I'll get to the second phrase later. But...
  • Fight The Power Of Ignorance To Enslave

    Fight The Power Of Ignorance To Enslave
    Two of my favorite quotes are from Frederick Douglass, an American hero and one of more compelling voices in the 19th century on slavery and human rights. "If there is no struggle, there is no progress.'' "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It...
  • Elk heads made this month's Moutza easy

    Elk heads made this month's Moutza easy
    Is it possible that a husband and wife could win the coveted February Moutza of the Month award, for buying stupid stuffed elk heads with other people's money? Perhaps. Because in America, it is said, even dead elk dreams may come true. Or what...
  • Assignment for 2nd graders: Color minstrel caricatures of African-Americans, black-face and a lynching?

    What were they thinking? Answer: They weren't thinking at all. James Hill, the dad of a second-grader at an Atlantic Beach elementary school who had received material for a home coloring assignment during Black History Month, made a complaint to the...
  • Readers respond to Black History Month question

    Readers respond to Black History Month question
    In an earlier column last month, I wrote about whether Black History Month is still relevant. Well, apparently to many readers it is. I received calls, e-mails and many of you let me know how you felt. Today, I’m going to share some those...
  • Is Black History Month still relevant?

    Is Black History Month still relevant?
    By the time this column runs, we will be well into Black History Month. This year, I wanted to do something different that could start some meaningful discussions about whether Black History Month is still relevant. Every year, no matter what I write,...
  • Senior briefs

    Support groups The Department of Aging and Disabilities has updated a booklet on community support groups. The booklet focuses on groups for caregivers, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement for adults and children, diabetes, brain injury, cancer, stroke,...
  • Upcoming Allen West appearance sparks complaint

    Upcoming Allen West appearance sparks complaint
    He's out of office, but former Congressman Allen West is still attracting controversy. This time it's over a speech he's scheduled to give Saturday night to one of the Broward School Board's advisory committees. A civic activist who's tangled before...
  • Quinnipiac Celebrates Black History Month With a Showing of "Kingdom Bequeath" on Feb. 21

    Quinnipiac Celebrates Black History Month With a Showing of "Kingdom Bequeath" on Feb. 21
    As part of Quinnipiac University's Black History Month celebration, members from the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community will perform Kingdom Bequeath, an experimental production pondering questions about life, respect, power, equal...