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The "robocall" incident tells me that we don't need to look far to find democracies under threat ("Former Ehrlich aides indicted," June 17). Julius Henson, who faces criminal charges for voter manipulation in Maryland's last election cycle, is an African-...
Tags: Elections, Maryland, Martin O'Malley, Democracy, Human Interest
On Election Day 2010, with the polls still open, computers placed calls to 112,000 voters in predominately African-American precincts in Baltimore City and Prince George's County with an unusual message: "Relax" and stay home. The recorded message did not...
Hal Kanter, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, and a director and producer whose career included writing for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, directing Elvis Presley and creating a landmark 1960s TV series starring Diahann Carroll, has died. He was 92....
Nation NowAtty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. pledges to use the full force of the Justice Department to defend the Voting Rights Act, one of the keystones of the civil rights movement of the 1960s....
Special to Tribune Newspapers"Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans" By Kadir Nelson Balzer + Bray, $19.99, ages 10-14 Nelson is best known for his large-scale oil-paint illustrations, but here he decided to write as well as illustrate. He structures a history...
Tags: Social Issues, Minority Groups
Staff reporterSUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 POLAND A look at the history, culture and religion of Poland (and how those dimensions interpenetrate) with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Neal Pease and former UWM political science professor Don Pienkos. TUESDAY,...
Comedian Larry Wilmore expressed his frustration last night that Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. treasury bonds happened under President Barack Obama -- and then offered some advice to the president. "America finally gets our first black president...
Tags: Facebook, Elections, Barack Obama, Jon Stewart, Arts and Culture
I have no beef with the student Republicans. Oh, I disagree with them about affirmative action, and probably a dozen other things as well. But I am not troubled — amused, but not troubled — by the way they've expressed their view....
Potentially hundreds of failing Chicago State University students received state financial aid even though their grades were so low that they shouldn't have been allowed to take classes, according to testimony Wednesday at a state hearing. The money...
The Associated Black Charities annual gala, "African-Americans in Corporate Leadership," recognized Catonsville resident Anita Jackson, economic development director for Baltimore Gas & Electric, during the June 11 event at Martin's West. Jackson's 25...
'American Landscapes' Exhibition of 70 original works depicting the American landscape is on view through Sept. 10 at the Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle in Annapolis. A reception will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday,...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesRed Summer The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America Cameron McWhirter Henry Holt: 368 pp., $30 From April to October 1919, a wave of racial violence swept across the United States. A bloody series of at least 52 lynchings and 25 major...
Tags: Hate Crimes, Murder, Illinois, Mississippi, Justice and Rights
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