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  • The Gin Bottle Race Riot

    The Gin Bottle Race Riot
    Half a century before protests and violence racked Ferguson, Mo., racial clashes in a south Chicago suburb followed a similarly tragic scenario. Both situations included petty shoplifting — allegedly cigars outside St. Louis, a bottle of gin in Dixmoor. Both involved charges that the alleged perpetrators were themselves victims of racial prejudice, and in each instance, civil rights demonstrations quickly morphed into looting and arson.
  • In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life

    In Russia, early African American migrants found the good life
    Growing up in the Soviet Union, Emilia Tynes-Mensah did the same things other children did. She read the classics of literary master Alexander Pushkin, listened to the symphonies of Peter Tchaikovsky and heard the propaganda that life here was better than...

    6 city schools recommended for closure amid $980 million renovation plan

    6 city schools recommended for closure amid $980 million renovation plan
    Six Baltimore schools, including two high schools, would close in June as part of the city district's proposal to downsize to fit current enrollment and prepare for a $980 million modernization, officials said Tuesday. School administrators showed the...

    Belafonte Electrifies Governors Awards, Issues Challenge to Hollywood

    Harry Belafonte gave one of the all-time great acceptance speeches at Saturday night's Governors Awards, citing Hollywood's often-shameful power to influence attitudes, and challenging the heavy-hitters in the room to instead create works that allow...

    Journalism snapshots of the past - which looks like the present

    Journalism snapshots of the past - which looks like the present
    Journalism is by nature an art – or a craft, depending on your take – of the present, that old cliché about it being the first draft of history. I see it more as snapshots of time, and it’s interesting sometimes to go back through some...