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George Washington Carver

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  • Hope lives sparingly in wounded community

    The sun splashed onto the roof of a church, filling the faces of two golden statues of angels who opened their arms to the sky. It was the first light of the morning, which made everything look pretty, even the hardened heart of South Los Angeles. Don'...
  • Carver Middle students protest impending takeover by L.A.'s mayor

     
    About 100 students staged a peaceful sit-in at Carver Middle School on Tuesday to protest the school falling under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The protest came one week after the L.A. Board of Education voted to......
  • Best book title of the year?

     
    Author Judy Wearing deserves kudos for the title of her popular science book, "Edison's Concrete Piano: Flying Tanks, Six-Nippled Sheep, Walk-on-Water Shoes and 12 Other Flops from Great Inventors." It immediately conjures questions: Could a concrete...
  • Field Museum showcases George Washington Carver exhibit

    The Field Museum in Chicago is celebrating George this month. Not our presidents, but George Washington Carver (right). The museum's exhibit on the renowned black scientist, researcher, educator and peanut booster follows his life with a display of...
  • Try these Midwest city escapes

    For anyone craving an urban change of pace, Midwestern cities provide great options. Don't laugh. Whether you enjoy museums, art, theater, music, gambling or shopping, cities such as Detroit, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis...
  • Roy DeCarava dies at 89; art photographer depicted the African American experience

    Roy DeCarava dies at 89; art photographer depicted the African American experience
    Roy DeCarava, an art photographer whose pictures of everyday life in Harlem helped clarify the African American experience for a wider audience, has died. He was 89. He died Tuesday in New York City, his daughter Wendy DeCarava said. The cause was not...
  • Robert Colescott dies at 83; African American artist skewered stereotypes with wit and explosive style

    Robert Colescott dies at 83; African American artist skewered stereotypes with wit and explosive style
    Robert Colescott, a wildly expressive and fearlessly opinionated painter who skewered racial and sexual stereotypes with hilarious force, has died. He was 83. Colescott, who had suffered from Parkinsonian syndrome, died June 4 at his home in Tucson, said...
  • To Teach, Give It Your All

    Bill Hoist was buried on a sunny Monday afternoon last month. On Tuesday, by coincidence, a group of students from Thomas Jefferson High trooped down to the Los Angeles school board to plead for more teachers with the will to push them. -----------------...