| 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 2, 2014
| 7:53 AM
No one could ever accuse Melissa McCarthy of being too egotistical when it comes to her appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” If you’ve seen the three-time host even once on the show, you’ve gotten a good idea of what her other...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:26 AM
When the gray-clad soldiers of the 49th North Carolina Infantry formed a line of battle on the old Somerton Road near Suffolk early on the morning of March 9, 1864, they were already bone weary and foot sore.
Nearly two weeks of hard marching and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Most Union troops moving from Fort Monroe to Yorktown during the Civil War made the trip by steamboat.
But not long after the first African-American regiment on the Peninsula disembarked at Old Point Comfort in October 1863, it took to the road....
| 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...
| 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 20, 2013
| 8:23 AM
He's out of office, but former Congressman Allen West is still attracting controversy.
This time it's over a speech he's scheduled to give Saturday night to one of the Broward School Board's advisory committees. A civic activist who's tangled before...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The month of February recognizes the history of African Americans in America. Black History Month began in 1926 when Dr. Carter Woodson let a crusade to not only recognize black history, but bring it into the mainstream's consciousness. Celebrating...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:29 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:39 AM
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.
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Talk about the best birthday present ever.
You've got to think that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be smiling down as we, on the same day, celebrate his birth and the second inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American president.