| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:55 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:46 AM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance.
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....
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:27 AM
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....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:24 AM
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,...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:55 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:41 PM
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...