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  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash joins Fox News as contributor

    Actress Stacey Dash has joined Fox News as a contributor, the network announced Thursday. “Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates," said Bill Shine,...
  • Our critics make their picks for Black History Month

    Our critics make their picks for Black History Month
    For February, we asked the Tribune's arts critics for their best suggestions for entertainment for Black History Month. From the worlds of Chicago theater, music, dance and beyond — regardless of whether they are promoted as Black History Month...
  • Jet magazine ending print publication

    Jet magazine ending print publication
    Jet magazine, the digest-sized publication that has been a staple among African-American readers for 63 years, is getting out of the print business.   Johnson Publishing announced Wednesday that Jet, which has a circulation of more than 700,000, will...
  • Jet magazine to end print publication, move to digital app

    Jet magazine to end print publication, move to digital app
    Jet magazine, the weekly African American publication famous for chronicling the civil rights movement, is ending its regular print edition after more than six decades. The magazine will continue as a weekly digital magazine app after its print...
  • Getting Control Of Guns For All Americans

    "If The Civil Rights era has to be mentioned at all in the current gun debate, it's that the U.S. would be safer if blacks had stayed at the back of the bus — without access to firearms." — Email from reader taking issue with citing Emmett...
  • HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all

    HoCoPoLitSo's writer-in-residence Derrick Weston Brown seeks to inspire the poet within us all
    “Attention, attention … the mic is now open.” It is only fitting that Derrick Weston Brown begins his presentation at local high schools with an original poem beckoning “all poets and lovers of the word.” “Poetry...
  • Franklin McCain dies at 73; one of the 'Greensboro Four'

    When teenager Franklin McCain decided to make a stand against segregation at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960, two thoughts weighed on him. "If I were lucky, I would go to jail for a long, long time. If I were not quite so...
  • Renisha McBride, killed on porch while seeking help, buried in Detroit

    Less than a week after she was killed by a shotgun blast to the face while seeking help for a car accident, Renisha McBride went to her final resting place on Friday, the latest civil rights figure in a panoply of slain young African Americans. A steady...
  • Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events

    Thousands from Baltimore expected to travel for March on Washington events
    Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of...
  • Pulitzer finalist Wadada Leo Smith symbolizes Chicago jazz power

    Pulitzer finalist Wadada Leo Smith symbolizes Chicago jazz power
    Ever since the late 1990s, the forces behind the Pulitzer Prize in music have tried to push the award outside the narrow precincts of classical composition. On Monday, the Pulitzers made the next dramatic step in that evolution, with jazz musician...