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  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George Washington Carver blues.
  • 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...

    Frank Godden dies at 101; helped develop African American resort

    Frank Godden dies at 101; helped develop African American resort
    Los Angeles Times Frank Godden, who played a significant role in the development of Val Verde, a secluded and long-closed local resort community known as "the black Palm Springs," has died. He was 101. Godden, who had cancer, died Aug. 3 at his Los...

    Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked

    Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked
    Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a...

    California can't afford to cut transitional kindergarten [Blowback]

     
    Research shows that transitional kindergarten results in greater academic achievement, higher graduation rates and better jobs, and saves schools money by reducing the number of students entering special education or having to be held back a grade.