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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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  • 'Black in Latin America'

    The latest PBS miniseries by professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. ("America Beyond the Color Line"), this documentary finds the noted Harvard scholar exploring the title theme by probing the backgrounds - and commonalities - of many of the residents of Brazil,...
  • Nonfiction

    Nonfiction
    The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...
  • Touré on the role of race in a 'post-black' culture

    Touré on the role of race in a 'post-black' culture
    A man with salt-and-pepper hair stood recently in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, glaring at an oversized poster promoting a reading Monday night by the cultural critic Touré from his new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?" "Post-blackness?"...
  • Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case

    Hopkins students, professors discuss fallout from Trayvon Martin case
    Johns Hopkins University professor Nathan Connolly sees the Trayvon Martin case in terms far broader than the details of how the Florida teenager was shot and killed at the end of February. Look at the attempts by some to dismiss race as a potential...
  • Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans

    Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans
    When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall. There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
  • March 2012 TV premieres & specials

    March 2012 TV premieres & specials
    March TV highlights include new seasons of "Mad Men," "South Park" and "Breaking In," the series premieres of "Awake," "GCB" and "Missing," and the final season of "In Plain Sight." Take a look at the season and series premieres for March below. As usual,...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates: Obama represents

    In his new book, "The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency," Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy offers up the most sober (and sobering) assessment of Barack Obama's grappling with race to date. The book looks at the...
  • Burb's Eye View: It's getting easier to find the right genes

    The steps leading down to the quiet storefront added to the intimidation. He remembers it not as a cellar, exactly, but it was a small, dense room underneath the street-level life pulsing away in the evening. Leo Myers, then just a teen, approached the...
  • The Root doesn't reach far from the tree

    IT'S only fitting that the Root, the new online black news, opinion and ancestry magazine launched by the Washington Post Co. almost two weeks ago, is still figuring out its identity. The small publication, created in 2 1/2 months, operates out of a...
  • Glenn Beck: Obama 'racist?' -- Beer time

     
    by Mark Silva and updated with FOX statement It'll be beer-time soon at the White House, where President Barack Obama will play host to the black Harvard professor arrested in his own home and the white Cambridge police sergeant who......
  • Obama's 'beer summit:' Thursday

     
    by Peter Nicholas It started out as a casual suggestion: three guys working out their differences over a beer. But President Obama's offer to play host to the cop and the professor entangled in a debate over racial profiling now......