| Apr 28, 2009
She was an icon in her day, known for fighting for women's rights and against slavery in the 1800s. Now a first of its kind tribute to Sojourner Truth sits in the nation's capitol. And it's sparking new interest, especially in her adopted hometown of...
| Dec 14, 2008
Dorothy Sterling, a significant figure in 20th-century children's literature for her lucid, well- researched portrayals of historical African Americans written decades before multiculturalism became mainstream, died Dec. 1 at her home in Wellfleet, Mass....
| Feb 19, 2009
| 12:49 PM
In "The African Book of Names," a new work compiled by Askhari Hodari, there are more than 5,000 names deriving from 37 nations and more than 70 ethno-linguistic groups. One thing that sets it apart from other name books is that it makes clear that it's...
| Oct 26, 2008
Why does the Evangelical Covenant Church have a lot of retirement homes?
It goes back to Sweden, when we were part of the Lutheran Church. In small Bible study groups, we read about compassion for the poor. That relationship is part of our DNA: If you...
| Sep 21, 2009
Stella Reese began her teaching career at Phillis Wheately Elementary school 30 years ago. It's in shambles since Katrina, but she says it had its share of issues back then. "I was limited to the amount of information I could post throughout the classroom...
| Jan 12, 2010
The Friends of Magnolia Mound Plantation in association with BREC will present the 5th annual Black History Month event, a dramatic presentation of the play Sojourner Truth Is My Name, by Pat Sternberg and Dolly Beechman. The play will be directed by...