| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:28 AM
Emmylou Harris performed at Pier Six Pavilion Tuesday night. Baltimore Diner's Richard Gorelick, a regular Harris, reviews the show.
Emmylou Harris, touring with her Red Dirt Boys in support of "Hard Bargain," her first studio album in three years,...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 5:15 PM
If you've never heard of Emmet Till, you should.
Back in 1955, the 14-year-old from Chicago was visiting family in Mississippi.
He stops at a store in a small town and allegedly flirts with the white woman behind the counter.
Five days later his body...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Nearly a month after an unarmed black teenager was shot to death by a neighborhood watch captain, police in Sanford, Fla., have yet to make an arrest. Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was returning from a convenience store near the house of his father'...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin's death, and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small Florida city where the youth was slain by a neighborhood watch volunteer, including an NFL star and a prominent church leader from Baltimore....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:29 PM
When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall.
There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
| May 11, 2011
| 9:48 AM
"American Experience" observes the 50th anniversary of a seismic event in the American civil rights movement in "Freedom Riders," an electrifying two-hour documentary premiering Monday, May 16, on PBS (check local listings).
Based partly on historian...
| May 15, 2011
| 5:00 AM
We are on the 2011 Student Freedom Riders bus rolling toward Augusta, Ga., watching "The Murder of Emmett Till," a PBS documentary on the savage 1955 lynching of a black boy in the nothing town of Money, Miss. On the old newsreel footage, white person...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:34 AM
Do you think it gives Clarence Thomas a warm, fuzzy feeling to know he is one of Ann Coulter's blacks?
That is how Coulter put it on Fox "News" while defending Herman Cain against sexual harassment charges that threatened to engulf his campaign last...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Beulah Hinson beams as she holds up a copy of the Afro-American newspaper, the young girl's expression a sharp contrast to the headlines from this particular edition — "205 Die in Dance Hall Fire," "Hubby Made Store Love Nest."
The message behind...
| Jul 9, 2009
| 10:21 AM
Authorities today sharply increased the estimate of the number of bodies disinterred at Burr Oak Cemetery in southwest suburban Alsip in a scheme to illegally resell grave sites.
Two hundred to 300 bodies were dug up and dumped into an isolated, weedy...