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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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  • Letters: Black history's broad sweep

    Re "Beyond the black history hit parade," Opinion, Feb. 11 Betty DeRamus' excellent article on Black History Month points out that the same American figures are extolled each February, to the exclusion of legions of others. I would expand her vision...
  • 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...
  • "A Tribute to Billie Holiday" in Fort Lauderdale

    "A Tribute to Billie Holiday" in Fort Lauderdale
    "A Tribute to Billie Holiday": Black History Month gets a cabaret-like celebration with musicians, dancers and singers paying tribute to stars of the Harlem Renaissance. The show features Sabrena Rich portraying torch-song chanteuse Billie Holiday and...
  • 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...
  • Aventura Macy's hosts Black History Month fashion event

    Aventura Macy's hosts Black History Month fashion event
    Ten decades of African American style is being saluted by Macy's Aventura Fashion Store starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 on the second level. The event is called "In Conversation" and feature style expert Constance White, actress/singer...
  • Miami fashion and culture show spotlights African culture

    Miami fashion and culture show spotlights African culture
    Ankara Miami 2014 is more than a fashion show. It's a cultural show. The runway event features emerging and established designers across the wide spectrum of the African Diaspora. “Ankara Miami is devoted to using our platform to raise...
  • Hampton black history then, now and in between

    On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
  • Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]

    Black history in 'Jeopardy' [Commentary]
    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"...
  • Chris Bosh featured in NBA Black History Month promo | Video

     
    In advance of the Heat's Monday game in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Day, and in advance of Black History Month, Heat center Chris Bosh is featured in an NBA "Big" commercial....
  • TV Review: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'

    There is one priceless moment in "The Gabby Douglas Story" near the end, where the movie flashes back through the Olympic champion's life -- at that point, all 16 years of it. Otherwise, Lifetime's contribution to Black History Month is really more of...
  • Melissa McCarthy air-fights on Seth Meyers' final 'SNL' episode

    Melissa McCarthy air-fights on Seth Meyers' final 'SNL' episode
    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...