| 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"...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Billy Ray won the Writers Guild of America award for adapted screenplay for seagoing drama "Captain Phillips" and Spike Jonze took the trophy for original screenplay for futuristic romancer "Her."
Ray won over Tracy Letts for "August: Osage County,"...
| 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....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:23 PM
"African Heritage": The Black History Month-themed display of works capturing landmark moments in African-American history is drawn from a collection of a dozen local artists. Highlights include Bryan Favors’ original sculptures and artifacts, Betty...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:31 PM
February is the observance of Black History Month. Many events and activities take place across the region. This listing of events, in order by locality and date, will be updated throughout the month.
17th Annual Black History Program...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:00 PM
This school year marked a special time in history for the students of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, as a small contingent of women have formed the first Black Student Union at the high school.
The club was formed last fall to “promote and teach...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The Sun's coverage of Lexington Market has been one-sided and, in my opinion, borders on being racist ("Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market," March 8).
I am a teacher at Polytechnic Institute. Every year for more than...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:57 PM
For February, we asked the Tribune's arts critics for their best suggestions for entertainment for Black History Month. From the worlds of Chicago theater, music, dance and beyond — regardless of whether they are promoted as Black History Month...