| Jun 13, 2014
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:57 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:57 AM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
"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...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:47 AM
“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.”
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:59 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:39 AM
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.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:15 AM
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...