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African-American History Month

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Top African-American History Month Articles

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  • 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...
  • Calling out bugnut idiocy

    Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed. "If a lot of African-Americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?" he said recently on his radio show, referencing...
  • Facing talk of Trayvon Martin and race, Obama walks a fine line

    The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard — and opportunity — President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and...
  • Black History Month 2013 TV schedule

     
    Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
  • This weekend: Super Bowl; Beyoncé live; Maggie Smith soars in ‘Downton Abbey’

     
    The weekend belongs to CBS, which will present the Super Bowl on Sunday. The NFL extravaganza is the most-watched program each year, and the game transforms commercial-watching into a sport for a day. CBS anchor Scott Pelley will interview Barack Obama at...
  • Harvard-Westlake students mourn sudden death of 16-year-old swimmer

     
    Classmates of Harvard-Westlake swimmer who died last week after collapsing in the school pool are expected to honor the 16-year-old junior at an assembly on Monday....
  • L.A. County honors World War II Marines who broke racial barriers

     
    As part of Black History Month, L.A. County honored a group of U.S. Marines who broke down racial barriers....
  • ‘Roots’: ‘The View,’ PBS salute landmark miniseries

     
    “Roots,” one of the most popular and influential programs in U.S. TV history, will be honored by ABC's ”The View” and PBS next week. “Roots” actors LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr. and Leslie Uggams will reunite Monday...
  • Phantom liberals strike again!

     
    From President Obama's speech at Hyde Park Academy last Friday: There's no more important ingredient for success, nothing that would be more important for us reducing violence than strong, stable families — which means we should do more to promote.....
  • Windermere Union celebrates Black History with Sunday sermons

     
    The Windermere Union Church, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road in Windermere, will celebrate Black History Month each Sunday in February during their 10 a.m. worship service. Senior Pastor Rev. Barton Buchanan will deliver a series of sermons focusing on...
  • Forgetting Black History

     
    With Black History Month moving into full swing, photos of the same five black activists are plastered on the news, posters and flyers. The same line from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech” is repeated over and over...