| 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...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Ever since I became a journalist, I have had one burning desire: to work the phrases "National Poetry Month" and "The Human Centipede" into the same column. With the following piece, my career will be vindicated.
I'll get to the second phrase later. But...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Before his disappearance touched off a regional manhunt and his body was recovered from the waters off Fells Point, Evan Curbeam had been a standout in the Air National Guard. Last year, he appeared in a recruitment video. This year he was named Airman of...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:37 AM
For years, a group of black men has gathered daily at a cigar shop across from Cross Street Market, here in Baltimore. We talk politics and sports amid plumes of pipe and cigar smoke. However, conversation halts at 7 p.m. when the quiz show "Jeopardy"...