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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • 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...
  • Jeremy Lin meets his match in Jon Stewart [Video]

    Jeremy Lin meets his match in Jon Stewart [Video]
    Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is everywhere. Turn on the TV, you see Jeremy Lin. Go out to dinner, you hear people talking about Jeremy Lin. Go to sleep, dream about Jeremy Lin (whoops, I may have shared too much). Now "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"...
  • Celebrate Black History

    The month of February recognizes the history of African Americans in America. Black History Month began in 1926 when Dr. Carter Woodson let a crusade to not only recognize black history, but bring it into the mainstream's consciousness. Celebrating...
  • Disappearance of McDaniel's Historic Oscar Explored in "Hattie's Lost Legacy"

    Disappearance of McDaniel's Historic  Oscar Explored in "Hattie's Lost Legacy"
    Airs on DC50, Sunday, February 19 @ 3PM   Seventy-one years ago it was no surprise when the 1939 classic "Gone with the Wind" won the Best Picture Oscar, and Vivien Leigh took home Best Actress honors as Scarlett O’Hara.  Probably the most...
  • Civil rights activist to speak at OCC

    A Civil Rights Movement-era activist who worked with Martin Luther King will appear at Orange Coast College to speak about peace and nonviolence for Black History Month. Bernard LaFayette Jr. is scheduled to talk Feb. 24 about the historical...
  • Mayor Johnson Spends Week with President in D.C.

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is celebrating Black History Month with the President and Vice President this week in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama invited Mayor Johnson to a special live screening of “Thurgood,” a play depicting...
  • Laurence Fishburne delivers transformative performance in 'Thurgood'

    It's a shame that Black History Month doesn't come around more than once a year -- especially when it brings with it work this excellent. Thursday, Feb. 24, HBO presents "Thurgood," starring Laurence Fishburne in a role that could define his mature...
  • Around & About

    EVENTS Slide Show, “Out of the Station Fire Ashes” — Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. La Caņada resident and mountain cyclist Mike Caley rides regularly in the burn area, with special permission. A member of the California Native Plant...
  • Scott's 'homeboy' stereotypes stun black lawmakers

    Scott's 'homeboy' stereotypes stun black lawmakers
    First, America got a brother in the White House. Now, Florida has a homeboy in the Governor's Mansion. The surprising news was disclosed this week during Gov. Rick Scott's luncheon for 20 black legislators. Lawmakers expected to hear the governor...
  • Anti-Abortion Billboard in Soho Sparks Controversy

    Anti-Abortion Billboard in Soho Sparks Controversy
    Pro-life leaders unveiled a controversial billboard in Soho this week that features the face of a young African American girl.   The billboard, funded by pro-life ad group Life Always, focuses on abortion in the black community, and claims that "the...
  • Controversial Soho Billboard To Come Down

    Controversial Soho Billboard To Come Down
    After "I think it was the right thing to do," said Rev. Al Sharpton. "We have a right to our personal views, but we don't have a right to offend people." raising considerable outrage amongst many New York residents and politicians, the Soho...