January 31, 2013 |
Film Independent at LACMA kicks off Black History Month on Friday at the Leo S. Bing Theater with a rare screening of Michael Roemer's 1964 drama "Nothing But a Man. " Penned by Roemer and Robert M. Young, the acclaimed drama stars Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln and Yaphet Kotto. Film Independent is presenting the Los Angeles premiere of a new 35mm print of the acclaimed film. On Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Tuesday matinee presents the offbeat 1950 comedy "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart in an Oscar-nominated performance as a gentle man whose best friend is a 6-foot tall invisible white rabbit.
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February 6, 2014 |
The principal of an all-girls Christian private school in Northern California has apologized over a lunch menu supposedly intended to celebrate Black History Month that included cornbread, fried chicken and watermelon. "I'd like to apologize for the announcement and any hurt this caused students, parents or community members," Nancy Libby, principal at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord, said in a letter to parents. "Please know that at no time at Carondelet do we wish to perpetrate racial stereotypes," Libby added.
February 28, 2014 |
When my brother and I were growing up in the 1960s, my parents bought the book, “Great Negroes Past and Present.” Perfect for young readers, it was a survey of famous black folks in history. It sat on a shelf in my father's study, and I would take it down and sit there, poring over the pages and the pictures. It was from that book I learned who Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth were. Marcus Garvey too. ( Wait - he wants black people to go back to Africa? ) When we sold our family home eight years ago, as I was rummaging through papers and photos, I stumbled across the book and decided to keep it. Part kitsch, part classic, it is an artifact of my childhood.
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March 12, 2010 |
Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said Thursday that he will reassign three South Los Angeles elementary school teachers who were suspended for having their students display pictures of O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul in a Black History Month parade. Cortines said he had no evidence that the teachers' actions were racially motivated. But he said, "I think it was an exercise of very poor judgment." "These were not novice teachers," he said. The teachers, white men who teach first, second and fourth grades at Wadsworth Avenue Elementary School, were suspended without pay for three days and will be kept out of the classroom until they are assigned to three other schools.
February 3, 1994 |
Actress Ellaraino, who has appeared in the film "House Party," the TV show "Beverly Hills, 90210" and in other films and series, will lead two storytelling shows at the annual exhibition of fine art in honor of Black History Month. The event continues today through Sunday at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., with storytelling, children's theater, magic and juggling, mask-making, and arts and crafts. Ellaraino will appear today at 10 a.m.
February 8, 1996
February is Black History Month, an annual observance of the achievements and celebration of the culture of African Americans. Negro History Week was first proposed by African American historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. The observance became known as Black History Week in the early 1970s, and in 1976, Black History Month was established. It is still sponsored by the Assn. for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, an organization that Woodson founded in 1915.