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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBarack Obama swept to a double-digit victory in the Wisconsin primary Tuesday, turning aside a fierce effort by Hillary Rodham Clinton and further propelling his campaign as the Democrats head toward epic contests in Ohio and Texas. Arizona Sen. John...
Black History Month was established in 1976, as an evolution of Negro History Week (founded half a century earlier by Carter G. Woodson), and has since become a staple of the nation's elementary school classrooms and textbooks. Times editorials, on the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAmong the events commemorating Black History Month this year is the publication of three new books celebrating the rich and varied culinary contributions of African Americans. "Good Things to Eat, as Suggested by Rufus," is a reissue of the first...
Ronald T. Takaki, a prolific and controversial scholar who helped pioneer the field of ethnic studies and wrote animated histories about blacks, Asians, Latinos and other marginalized Americans during four decades on the UC Berkeley faculty, has died....
For the white male power structure that sabotaged the Susan B. Anthony dollar, kept Chief Jay Strongbow out of the highest echelons of professional wrestling and posited a "White Christmas" as the last word in holiday cheer, it must have seemed like a...
Sonata Mulattica Poems Rita Dove W.W. Norton: 232 pp., $24.95 There was once a time when celebration of black achievement in the humanities, arts and sciences was limited to Black History Month and recitations at black churches. But given the widely...
One teacher was interested in the connection between music and the Holocaust. Another learned about the Holocaust from Jewish friends when they were growing up in Miami and wanted to learn more. And another teacher wanted to expand his knowledge about the...
MOUNT DORA — The W.T. Bland Public Library is an unlikely venue for a birthday party for pioneer African-American golfer Charlie Sifford, given that he doesn't live in Lake County. It promises to be an unusual event in another way, too. The...
Tags: Libraries, Arts and Culture, Golf, Jackie Robinson, Skype
Somewhere in the middle of watching the movie "42," about Jackie Robinson's historic rookie year breaking baseball's color barrier, I decided something. I decided that this weekend, I'm taking my sons to see it too. They're teenage athletes, and they've...
Tags: Barack Obama, Baseball, Racism, Sports, Philadelphia Phillies
Ever since I became a journalist, I have had one burning desire: to work the phrases "National Poetry Month" and "The Human Centipede" into the same column. With the following piece, my career will be vindicated. I'll get to the second phrase later. But...
WDBJ7 Anchor/ReporterFuneral arrangements have been made for Lt. Dempsey Morgan. His funeral service will be held on Monday at noon at the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home at 1002 Moorman Road in Roanoke. ----------------------- The country and especially the Roanoke Valley...
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