| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:15 AM
Chicago boasts its share of fine Americana artists. Among them is Jodee Lewis, a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice.
Lewis played the Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday night, a performance that served as a celebration...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:21 PM
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest after racist graffiti was discovered at a historically black university outside Philadelphia.
A local prosecutor and chamber of commerce offered the reward Friday, a day after the...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:10 AM
An acclaimed poet has been forced to cancel an upcoming lecture at Southern Illinois University due to health issues leading to her hospitalization.
Nikki Giovanni was scheduled to speak on Feb. 19 as part of Black History Month activities at the school....
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:00 AM
In 1960, the NAACP presented its highest honor — the Spingarn Medal — to poet and activist Langston Hughes. In accepting, Hughes made a point to give credit where he believed it was most due: "I can accept this only in the name of the Negro...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:26 AM
Antioch Public Library
757 Main St.
(847) 395-0874; http://www.apld.info
Meditation: Jennifer Morningstar will lead a class in guided meditation at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Bring a mat or cushion to sit on. Registration requested.
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:26 PM
Hampton University pointed south and toward defense in its 2015 recruiting class.
The Pirates' 13-man class on National Signing Day includes 10 defensive players and 12 from south of Virginia.
"We're very pleased with the class," head coach Connell...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:33 PM
HARTFORD— A civil rights activist who was a Freedom Rider and associate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will speak at the Hartford Public Library Thursday in honor of Black History Month.
Bernard LaFayette Jr.'s keynote talk, "Nonviolence in...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:36 PM
To celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we can listen to speeches, join festivities, and, of course, read books. Here are 14 essential reads about the man who led America's civil rights movement. Had he not been assassinated in 1968,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Five books of different genres and for different ages all address race in a unique way.
They are the heart and soul of the 2015 edition of Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township.
“One of the things we’ve learned is it is through...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Baltimore City School Commissioners got an earful Tuesday night from students, parents and community members about the plan to close six schools amid low enrollment and costruction plans.
City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and many others donned a red...