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  • Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play

    Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play
    She was not thinking of writing a play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Janet Langhart Cohen was just enjoying her life in Washington D.C.’s social whirl as the wife of former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator William S. Cohen. But she did,...
  • Woman, 32, wounded in drive-by shooting in Northwest

    A 32-year-old woman was wounded in the leg during a drive-by shooting in Northwest Baltimore on Tuesday night, according to city police. Police responded to the 4900 block of Nelson Avenue in the city's Langston Hughes neighborhood, near Langston...
  • A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    A Raisin in the Sun Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family's struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. It's based on playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own battles against racial segregation, it's name taken from the...
  • The white advocate for the Harlem Renaissance

    The white advocate for the Harlem Renaissance
    For more that two decades, author Emily Bernard has been fascinated by Carl Van Vechten, a white man who played a seminal — and controversial — role in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. She was in turns appalled by Vechten's...
  • National Portrait Gallery looks at American poets

    National Portrait Gallery looks at American poets
    The National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition, “Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets,” uses portraiture, biography and verse to explore the people who created a distinctive, American voice. Walt Whitman's free verse in "Leaves of Grass,"...
  • Excerpt: 'The Third Coast' by Thomas Dyja

    Excerpt: 'The Third Coast' by Thomas Dyja
    From his stove, Nelson Algren saw a dark shape stumble out of the bar across Wabansia Avenue. It teetered once, then slumped under the Nectar Beer sign, sizzling neon in the bitter February cold. Eight degrees, an army fatigue jacket, and too many shots...
  • HartBeat Ensemble Previews "Cotton Club" Work at Atheneum

    HartBeat Ensemble Previews "Cotton Club" Work at  Atheneum
    As part of the Wadsworth Atheneum's First Thursday party, the Hartford-based HartBeat Ensemble will present a new 15 minute piece about the Harlem Renaissance -- “The Cotton Club on My Mind: A Harlem Renaissance Reminiscence,” based on “...
  • Revisit required reading

    Revisit required reading
    Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
  • Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president

    Freeman Hrabowski's UMBC legacy grows as he celebrates 20 years as president
    The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
  • It's the sound of angels singing

    This year, women are very much in charge of the Congo Square Theatre's annual production of "The Nativity." Starting with the new director, Ilesa Duncan, and extending all the way up to Gabriel. That archangel is played this year by Alexis J. Rogers,...
  • Almena Lomax dies at 95; civil rights activist launched Los Angeles Tribune newspaper

    Almena Lomax dies at 95; civil rights activist launched Los Angeles Tribune newspaper
    Almena Lomax, a journalist and civil rights activist who launched the Los Angeles Tribune, a feisty weekly newspaper that served the African American community in the 1940s and '50s, died March 25 in Pasadena. She was 95. Her death came after a short...