| 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 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.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:09 PM
When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone tired and foot sore.
Nearly two weeks of tough marches and skirmishes in...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Union Brig. Gen. Edward A. Wild was already a marked man when he landed on the banks of the James River near Sherwood Forest plantation in Charles City on May 5, 1864.
So was his “African Brigade,” whose relentless pursuit of Confederate...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:45 AM
I stopped paying much attention to Lifetime after the cable channel branded itself “Television for Women” in the 1990s and started offering exploitative made-for-TV movies like the 1997 production of “My Stepson, My Lover” with...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:40 AM
The Orange County Regional History Center will play host to a performance by Mt. Olive Seventh-Day Adventist Praise Team in conjunction with Black History Month.
The gospel group will appear at the downtown Orlando museum at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20. They...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2014
Re "Split verdict in Florida music slaying," Feb. 16
For this travesty to occur during Black History Month is heart-wrenching.
Another young male lost his life just for being a teenager and black. This episode exposes some people's deep-rooted...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:17 AM
A Perry Hall Middle School student received honors in a recent Black History Month essay competition, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools.
Patrick Krack was the second-place winner in M&T Bank's 27th annual "Champions of...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Opera star Leona Mitchell hasn’t slowed down.
She still seems to moving at the speed of sound.
Though she has left performing in the greatest opera houses of Paris, London, Rome, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Vienna and San Francisco behind, she’s...