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  • Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men

    Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men
    WASHINGTON — After addressing the issue of race sparingly in his first term, President Obama on Thursday unveiled an initiative explicitly aimed at a group he says demands urgent attention — black and Latino young men. Obama announced a...
  • Colin Powell's Throwback Thursday selfie: 'Eat your heart out Ellen!'

    Colin Powell's Throwback Thursday selfie: 'Eat your heart out Ellen!'
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell got in the Throwback Thursday fun on Facebook with a vintage selfie -- one that was taken long before selfies became a thing. He posted a black and white photo of himself on his Facebook page with the caption:...
  • History channel will look at 'World Wars' with six-part series

    History channel will look at 'World Wars' with six-part series
    History's next big miniseries will be titled "World Wars," and as the name suggests, it'll be looking at the 30-year span of time that saw World War I and World War II. History announced the project Wednesday and revealed that the six-part series will...
  • T.R. Fehrenbach dies at 88; his history of Texas remains a landmark

    T.R. Fehrenbach never minced words. In 1998, the San Antonio historian and newspaper columnist told Texas Monthly: "I don't believe in social science or all those tables and statistics. All the great historians have been great writers. But most of the...
  • The end of U.S. exceptionalism

     The end of U.S. exceptionalism
    In all the long history of American presidential addresses, has there been an odder one than this? With the solemn grandeur appropriate to a declaration of war, President Obama informed the American people Tuesday night that a congressional vote on...
  • Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series

    Black American history gets 500-year rewind in PBS series
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new U.S. television documentary series reaches back 500 years to demonstrate how America's black history contained some unsettling nuances and uncomfortable truths from the start. The six-part series, "The African Americans:...
  • Obama's choice on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- Ever since Barack Obama entered the Oval Office in 2009, his foreign policy has been driven in large part by a determination to reverse that of his predecessor, George W. Bush, who put the United States on a reckless course of...
  • Familiar territory: Haven't we been here before?

    For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? -- First Corinthians This is where we came in. For we've seen this movie before, or rather this all too real, all too familiar tragedy. And travesty. In the Korean...
  • How black is black enough?

    I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness. It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's "First Take" program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired...
  • California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny

    California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny
    California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today. It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
  • TV Picks: 'Alpha House,' 'Eagleheart,' JFK on TCM, Lincoln by wire

    TV Picks: 'Alpha House,' 'Eagleheart,' JFK on TCM, Lincoln by wire
    "Alpha House" (Amazon). Yonder comes the first fruit of Amazon Studios' semi-innovative pilot derby, upon which I reported and opined at length last spring — see here, here and here — marking its arrival as a producer of original streaming...