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  • Protesters interrupt city school board meeting over Heritage closure

    Protesters interrupt city school board meeting over Heritage closure
    Despite a loud and boisterous protest from a number of students who shut down a meeting of the Baltimore City school board for a time, the commissioners voted Wednesday night on a plan to close several city schools. Tre Murphy, 18, and six other...
  • Race relations arguably worse in 'Age of Obama'

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president in 2008, it suggested a move toward a post-racial America, the kind of society that Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned in his "I Have a Dream" speech nearly a half-...
  • Students, communities worry as recommendation puts schools in limbo

    Students, communities worry as recommendation puts schools in limbo
    Angelica McKnight was sitting in her sixth-period Advanced Placement government class at Heritage High School one afternoon last month when she got the news. Under a proposal before the city school board, she and her classmates could lose their senior...
  • Baltimore communities protest proposed school closures

    Baltimore communities protest proposed school closures
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • J. California Cooper dies at 82; a voice for struggles of black women

    J. California Cooper, who illuminated the struggles of black women in novels and short stories prized for their folksy wisdom and original voices, including those of an unborn child and a dead slave, died Sept. 20 in Seattle. She was 82. The cause was...
  • Artist Archibald J. Motley Jr.'s Jazz Age imagery on display at LACMA

     Artist Archibald J. Motley Jr.'s Jazz Age imagery on display at LACMA
    Archibald J. Motley Jr. was an artist intrigued by the night. It is there in a large number of his paintings, which tap into the joys and dramas of life after dark, onstage and backstage, in the streets of Chicago or during a feverish nighttime church...