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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Stephen Colbert unleashes 'Laser Klan' on the world

    Stephen Colbert unleashes 'Laser Klan' on the world
    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...
  • Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it

    Black History Month: If you don't know it, you still need it
    When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father’s study, and...
  • History center: Gospel group performing for Black History Month

    History center: Gospel group performing for Black History Month
    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...
  • Oba William King and the art of storytelling

    Oba William King and the art of storytelling
    Oba William King plays a djembe drum, a kufi covers his bald head, and West African Anansi folk tales are in his repertoire. And although King's work is inspired by ancestral art forms, it would only be part of the story to label King an African...
  • Black cavalrymen battle Confederates near Civil War Suffolk

    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...
  • Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation

     Jackson's rant highlights enduring issue of racial misinformation
    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...
  • Letters: Loud music verdict decried

    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...
  • Perry Hall student among top winners for Black History Month essay contest

    Perry Hall student among top winners for Black History Month essay contest
    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...
  • Leona Mitchell performs at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

    Leona Mitchell performs at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
    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...
  • Destroy Buckingham Palace's ivory? Then what about my piano keys?

    Destroy Buckingham Palace's ivory? Then what about my piano keys?
    Prince William wants to destroy all the ivory artifacts in Buckingham Palace. Here at the other end of the ivory owner spectrum, I’m wondering what to do with my backup piano keys. Organized crime has turned ivory poaching from a worrisome trend...
  • Vandals put noose on Ole Miss statue of James Meredith; he speaks out

    Vandals put noose on Ole Miss statue of James Meredith; he speaks out
    James Meredith, a civil rights icon whose enrollment at the University of Mississippi broke a racial barrier in 1962, has one thing to say to the vandals who desecrated his campus statue by putting a noose around its neck and draping it with a...