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  • Theater review: 'Juan and John' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

     
    Charles McNulty reviews Roger Guenveur Smith's latest solo show, "Juan and John" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre...
  • Oscars mystery: Whatever happened to Hattie McDaniel's Academy Award?

     
    J. Freedom du Lac of the Washington Post has written a fascinating account of this unsolved mystery, tracing the Academy Award to the capital's Howard University, where it disappeared decades ago. Hattie McDaniel won the best supporting actress race at...
  • *Theater review: 'Thurgood' at Geffen Playhouse (updated)

     
    In a recent poll testing the knowledge of basic American history, more than a quarter of those surveyed didn’t know that the U.S. gained its independence from Great Britain. OK, here’s a chance at redemption: How many of you can......
  • Program offers rays of hope in an area on the edge

    Program offers rays of hope in an area on the edge
    Words failed Roslyn Haywood-Broadnax, and that doesn't happen often. Her eyes softened and she pointed to the ceiling -- or, rather, through it, toward the heavens. Her three oldest are grown and gone, one a mental health counselor, one a hospital...
  • Martha S. Putney, black historian and author, dies at 92

    Martha S. Putney, a retired historian at Bowie State and Howard universities and the author of a book about African American women who served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, died Dec. 11 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a...
  • Dr. Henry Lucas dies at 77; Republican activist was one of first African Americans on the RNC

    Dr. Henry Lucas, a Republican activist who was one of the first African Americans to serve on the Republican National Committee, died Tuesday in San Francisco after suffering a stroke. He was 77. Lucas, a Bay Area dentist for five decades, met Ronald...
  • John Hope Franklin dies at 94; scholar wrote pivotal text on blacks in U.S. history

    John Hope Franklin, a Duke University historian and scholar of life in the South and the African American experience in the United States, died Wednesday. He was 94. Duke spokesman David Jarmul said Franklin died of congestive heart failure at the...
  • Army Capt. Kafele H. Sims, 32, Los Angeles; dies of unknown cause in Iraq

    When Kafele H. Sims joined the Army a decade ago, he trained to become an Airborne Ranger, specializing in firing mortars designed to blow up enemy soldiers and equipment. "He was all beers and bullets," recalled his wife, Masako. But a foot injury...
  • E. Lynn Harris dies at 54; bestselling author broke barriers writing about gay black characters

    E. Lynn Harris dies at 54; bestselling author broke barriers writing about gay black characters
    E. Lynn Harris, a bestselling author of popular black fiction who shattered barriers by writing about gay characters in novels such as "Invisible Life" and "Just As I Am: A Novel," died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He...
  • PASSINGS: Pamela Blake, Ben Ali

    Pamela Blake Actress in action serials Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as "Chick Carter, Detective" and "Ghost of Zorro," died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family...
  • Lucille Clifton dies at 73; award-winning poet

    Lucille Clifton dies at 73; award-winning poet
    When Lucille Clifton was a girl in the 1940s, she saw her mother burning poems in their furnace. A grade-school dropout who loved words and wrote traditional verse, her mother had an offer to publish her work in a book, but her husband and children...