| 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 17, 2014
| 7:06 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:48 PM
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...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:22 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...