| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:30 AM
As the title of this episode of "American Masters" suggests, "Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" is a lovely and lyrical tribute to the great American writer and activist who turns 70 on Sunday, two days after the film airs on PBS.
February is, of course,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:28 AM
February is widely known as Black History Month, and Stephen Colbert chose to celebrate it in the strangest way possible on Thursday's show: with an animated short for a proposed TV show known as "Laser Klan."
Yes, that spelling is not a mistake. This...
| Feb 11, 2014
Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Tap dance to rap will be on display next week for Northbrook's annual Black History Month celebration.
Called "Journeys: Path taken to Chicago and the North Suburbs," will include seven speakers and performers and a question-and-answer session. The...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Each February, Larry White helps young people transform themselves into Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders to share stories of African-American history with others in Anne Arundel County.
These days, White is busy...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The boy who once required military intervention to attend a high school in Arkansas will be a warmly received guest at a high school in Huntington Beach.
That's the symbolic truth as Terrence Roberts — one of the black students known as the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:12 PM
In advance of the Heat's Monday game in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Day, and in advance of Black History Month, Heat center Chris Bosh is featured in an NBA "Big" commercial....
| Jan 30, 2014
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| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
There is one priceless moment in "The Gabby Douglas Story" near the end, where the movie flashes back through the Olympic champion's life -- at that point, all 16 years of it. Otherwise, Lifetime's contribution to Black History Month is really more of...
| Jan 31, 2014
The Howard County Historical Society presents Philip Merrill, an expert in African-American history, memorabilia, culture and an appraiser with the Maryland Public Television show "Chesapeake Collectibles" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by boat.
But soon after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula arrived at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road.