| Jan 19, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
Unlike its TV commercial, “Red Tails” thankfully features no dubstep music. (Besides, everyone knows WWII pilots were mostly into chillwave.)
It’s one of the few things the movie does right. Dramatizing the program...
| Jan 9, 2012
Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89.
Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:00 AM
"Red Tails," the years-long project of director George Lucas, is sure to bring some overdue attention to the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black aviation unit that fought discrimination in the U.S. military as well as our enemies in World War II. Reviews for...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 7:27 AM
There's something fresh to do every day this week at Central Florida's theme parks and attractions.
+ MONDAY: New York Giants quarterback and Super Bowl MPV Eli Manning will be going to Disney World. He'll be honored in a parade down Magic Kingdom's Main...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:55 PM
When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 2:57 PM
When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight.
A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 1:59 PM
The children's novel "The Adventures of M.T. Pitt" is helping Howard County promote healthy lifestyles for youths. The book shines a light on an imaginative young boy whose expanding girth makes him a target for the school bully.
The Howard County Health...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:13 PM
'Keeping Your Brain Healthy for Life'
The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce presents a networking luncheon with Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, executive director of the Hoag Neurosciences Institute. He will talk about "Keeping Your Brain Healthy...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Save Our Youth holds its fourth annual SOY Fiesta from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Halecrest Park Clubhouse, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, Costa Mesa. Paloma Bautista, a SOY program and Costa Mesa High School graduate who went on to study at...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:19 PM
LWV of Orange Coast Luncheon
Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer and former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis will be the featured speakers at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon, starting at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 7:08 PM
When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort.
But the worst of it, Howard...