| Dec 29, 2014
| 2:58 PM
In May 2013, on the 40th anniversary of her arrest, Assata Shakur was suddenly and inexplicably named to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list, with an award of up to $2 million for her capture. She was the first woman ever put on that list, but she...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:49 AM
At 5 years old, Gabriel Hubert picked up the trumpet. Then his parents bought him a cornet. He was happy. "My first few weeks I was amazed and astonished," he recalls.
The feeling didn't last. His father, Chicago avant-garde jazz trumpeter Kelan Phil...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In Leimert Park, neighborhood boosters dream of new markets, cafés and galleries springing up when a Metro station opens there in five years, drawing riders from across Los Angeles to this center of African American culture.
The nearby blocks already...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:26 PM
Forty-eight hours later, Derrick Rose finished his thought.
It was worth the wait to hear Rose finally say something that made Chicago well up in pride instead of wince, to see evidence of Rose's maturity our city has become quick to...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The shooting death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown, by police officer Darren Wilson last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, is thought by some to have ignited a new civil rights movement.
If true, from my perspective the new age movement is far and away from...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The photographs of young black men are startling in their contrasts: a slave in chains, a professor in a suit; a body dangling from a lynch mob's rope, a musician with a violin. The images illuminate a nation's racial divide and how African Americans...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:44 AM
One of our Walt Disney World cast member friends tweeted an old Orlando Sentinel front page today. It's a historic one for his company and for ours. Forty-nine years ago today, the banner headline of the Sunday paper said "We Say: 'Mystery' Industry Is...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:54 AM
I have recently had several spirited conversations with an old friend from high school over the Israel and Hamas conflict and the larger questions surrounding Israeli settlements, the Palestinian Intifadas and a dual state solution. My friend, a self-...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Our club: We are the South Suburban Men's Literary Group, founded in February 2010.
Our meetings: We meet every two months at the home of the hosting member. The host is the member who picks the book for discussion.
One unique thing about us: With the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Reginald L. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture director A. Skipp Sanders was wrong to bar civil rights pioneer Helena Hicks from entering the premises, and she was wrong about the civil rights movement and former Black Panther...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:28 AM
Stéfano Alcántara's portraiture is so lifelike, so finely detailed and nuanced, that his work should be hanging in an art gallery. But that won't ever happen. His canvases are human bodies. His artworks are tattoos.
And what beautiful tattoos they are....