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  • 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...
  • Community comes together around five books on race

    Community comes together around five books on race
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist

    William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist
    William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. He was 87....
  • 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...
  • The greatest bookstore in the world

    The greatest bookstore in the world
    In the November issue of Vanity Fair, Bruce Handy has a long piece about the history and future of Paris’ Shakespeare and Company bookstore, my call for greatest bookstore in the world. A warren of rooms and bookshelves that fill a 17th century...
  • Baltimore Police Blotter: Robberies for the week of Oct. 11

    Baltimore Police Blotter: Robberies for the week of Oct. 11
    More than 80 people were robbed across Baltimore during the week ending Oct. 11, a 20 percent jump from the previous week, statistics show. The 82 reported robberies included three that occurred downtown, four in Mid-Town Belvedere, and six in...