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Black History

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  • Kiffin's airport firing, Clowney's antics and other missed calls

    Kiffin's airport firing, Clowney's antics and other missed calls
    You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….?
  • A golden collection of African American art in Los Angeles

    A golden collection of African American art in Los Angeles
    In 1928, William Nickerson Jr., along with Norman Houston and George Beavers, founded the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Los Angeles to provide insurance to black people unable to purchase policies from white-owned institutions. The company...

    Facing talk of Trayvon Martin and race, Obama walks a fine line

    Facing talk of Trayvon Martin and race, Obama walks a fine line
    The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard — and opportunity — President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and...

    Lee Daniels begs Warner Brothers to not contest 'Butler' title

    Lee Daniels begs Warner Brothers to not contest 'Butler' title
    In a heartfelt letter, director Lee Daniels pleaded with Warner Bros. Entertainment chief executive Kevin Tsujihara not to force a change in the title of the upcoming Weinstein Co. film "The Butler." News broke this week that the Motion Picture Assn. of...

    Long live 'Negro'

    Long live 'Negro'
    I let Black History Month slide by this year without writing anything about it. I am so over celebrating firsts or reprising triumphal narratives. But news from last month did suggest that we may need a black history lesson — one that goes...