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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Troy Valjean Rucker, Alika Hope Head Charity Benefit in Hartford

    Troy Valjean Rucker, Alika Hope Head Charity Benefit in Hartford
    Theater and concert  performers baritone Troy Valjean Rucker and soprano Alika Hope will heading "Now Let Me Fly: A Black History Month Concert Benefiting ConnectiKids" Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at the historic South Church, 277 Main St., Hartford. Samuel...
  • No, Martin Luther King would not have endorsed Gun Appreciation Day

    No, Martin Luther King would not have endorsed Gun Appreciation Day
    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...
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  • Md. must nurture minority leadership

    Black History Month reminds us that our diversity is the fabric of our nation. We recently commemorated the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and we are reminded that this coming August marks the 50th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream"...
  • Macy's Aventura salutes Gordon Parks as part of Black History Month

    Macy's Aventura salutes Gordon Parks as part of Black History Month
    As part of Black History Month, Macy's in Aventura Mall will honor Gordon Parks Saturday with the photographic art installation viewing of iconic works from the artist, composer, author ("The Learning Tree") and filmmaker ("Shaft"). Parks' life will...
  • Hampton Roads weekend events feature lots to love for readers and writers

    It's another busy weekend here in Hampton Roads for lovers of reading and writing. Take a look! 32nd Annual Writers Conference at CNU Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23 Friday highlights: - Book talk by David Robbins ("The Devil's Waters") - Speed...
  • Mayo: Nothing wrong with Allen West school appearance

    Mayo: Nothing wrong with Allen West school appearance
    In the past week, I've taken up for Marco Rubio and Allen West in print columns. What the heck is wrong with me? Or as one SunSentinel.com message board wag put it, "OK, who kidnapped the real Mike Mayo." All I can say is, even if I might not agree with...
  • Overcoming a racist past in Baltimore

    Overcoming a racist past in Baltimore
    February is Black History Month. Baltimore is celebrating it by commemorating the march of African-Americans toward full membership in the American family. Although I am a white man born and raised in the strictly segregated Baltimore of nearly eight...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • African-American history not taught well in Fl schools, group says

     
    African-American history is not infused well into history lessons in Florida's public schools, despite a 1994 law that requires it be taught, according to a civil rights group and an Orlando state lawmaker. The group, the Inter Civic Council of the...