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African-American History Month

A collection of news and information related to African-American History Month published by this site and its partners.

Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • Taken for Granted: Digging into the Dorie Miller story

    A late-February lunch conversation turned to the subject of Black History Month, and specifically to a man named Doris Miller. That's right, his first name was Doris; but to friends and anyone wishing to avoid his wrath, it had better be Dorie. An...
  • Malcolm X's story critical in race relations

    Malcolm X's story critical in race relations
    Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
  • City Lights: Making poetry a priority

    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...
  • Stonebridge Womens Book Club

    Stonebridge Women’s Book Club
    We meet once a month for dinner at the Stonebridge Country Club in Aurora, and we have a dozen members. We've been meeting for nine years and only have one rule: You don't have to read the book to come to the meeting. Come for the camaraderie and hear...
  • Red Hat Queen book club

    Red Hat Queen book club
    We are all members of the Red Hat Society, and we don't have specific rules. We meet at a restaurant in Schiller Park. During February, as tribute to Black History Month, we read (and are still reading) a wonderful story called "The...
  • Fantasy of Flight: Tuskegee Airmen set for symposium

    Fantasy of Flight: Tuskegee Airmen set for symposium
    Members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen are returning to Fantasy of Flight next month to kick off the attraction's Legends and Legacies symposium. "They Dared to Fly" sessions, tied to Black History Month, features Q&As with several of the original...
  • Taking the Kids: Exploring African-American history in Washington, D.C., and beyond

    Taking the Kids: Exploring African-American history in Washington, D.C., and beyond
    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. Ask your...
  • Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies

    Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies
    Every February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month, but this one is extra special because we welcome NBC's "Community" back to TV after too long a hiatus. It's also when the high-profile Netflix series, "House of Cards," debuts. Back on...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...
  • Altadena Junction: Sheriff cuts squeezing unincorporated areas, Walmart Neighborhood Market update, and more

    Sheriff Lee Baca has clashed with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently about cutting deputy overtime, which has the immediate effect of reducing patrols in unincorporated county areas. Supervisors felt that Baca was favoring cities that...
  • Columbia Digest

    Movie screenings To celebrate Black History Month and Valentine's Day, the Friends of Howard County Library presents a movie doubleheader at the library's East Columbia branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way on Feb. 14. "Nothing But a Man" will be shown at 6 p.m....