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  • Why Black History Month?

    Why Black History Month?
    Every February, college professors like myself are tasked with reminding students and the general public of the significance of Black History Month. Undoubtedly, many people understand the potential value behind a designated month dedicated to this part of American history. Our country is strengthened by recognizing the contributions of ethnic groups representing its social fabric. Yet I sense a growing apathy among students influenced by a dominant ideology that positions Black History Month as a chore rather than an opportunity to observe individuals and events in the history of the African Diaspora.
  • Lynch hearings spill over into Ferguson, attacks on Holder

    WASHINGTON Republicans used the Senate confirmation hearings on a new attorney general to launch attacks on the current one, with Eric Holder's role in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting sharply criticized by one witness here Thursday. The...

    Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica

    Datebook: Model U.N., art of the Middle East and vintage erotica
    A mock U.N. made up of Angelenos, contemporary art from artists with roots in the Middle East, the early erotic works of Tom of Finland, and Larry Clark’s photos for sale — cheap. Plus: textile-like paintings, a group show about love and war,...

    Eichenwald won't seek a third term on Allentown council

     Eichenwald won't seek a third term on Allentown council
    A two-term Allentown city councilwoman and one of the most vocal critics of Mayor Ed Pawlowski will not be seeking a third term on council. Jeanette Eichenwald, 70, announced this week that she will be capping her service on council at two terms, just...

    Whispering our story

    Actors in colonial garb may be a common sight at Colonial Williamsburg, but on Monday the landscape had a more dramatic flair as the Revolutionary City hosted filming for the television series "Turn." Preparing for its second season, the show follows a...