January 28, 2013 |
The Freedom Trail in Boston tells the story of the Revolutionary War, but tours in February highlight the role black Bostonians played in the nation's early struggle. African American Patriots Tours , offered on weekends in February in honor of Black History Month , follows the same 2½-mile route as the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston. Guides in period costumes talk about the contributions made by Crispus Attucks, the former slave who in 1770 was the first man killed by the British at the Boston Massacre, and others.
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April 14, 2012 |
SAN DIEGO —UC San Diego officials have reached an agreement with the federal government to end an investigation into racial tensions on campus that began after white students held an event laced with racial stereotypes during Black History Month. In a settlement announced Friday with the federal departments of Justice and Education, UC San Diego promised to maintain an Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination to receive, investigate and resolve complaints. Among other things, administrators will offer training sessions for staff and students on the university's policy against harassment, and will make more efforts to interest low-income and minority students in attending UC San Diego, where about 2% of the undergraduate student body is African American.
February 16, 2012 |
Shukree Hassan Tilghman's relationship with Black History Month is complicated. On the one hand, Tilghman is grateful that PBS is airing his first documentary, "More Than a Month," along with a number of other such projects during Black History Month. On the other hand, in the film, he wanders New York's Times Square wearing a sandwich board sign reading, "End Black History Month. " "Yes, the irony is not lost on me," Tilghman, 29, said with a smile prior to a screening of his project in Pasadena.
March 2, 2011 |
Their best player soars over the imagination, their young stars sprint past old stereotypes and, goodness, they were even athletic enough to kick out Baron Davis. If only the Clippers could stop tripping over their owner. When Blake Griffin roars, it is drowned out by Donald Sterling's heckling. When Eric Gordon shoots, it is overshadowed by Donald Sterling being sued. Nowhere is the tug between good and creepy more evident than in this newspaper, where, for every positive Clippers story, there seemingly appears an awkward Sterling advertisement, which brings us to the latest Donald T. Shame.
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February 18, 2011 |
The struggles of black citizens in South Africa to overcome a brutal government-imposed system of race separation are right out of a history book to a student like Robert Virgen. At 15, the Santee Education Complex sophomore hadn't been born when anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was released from decades in prison or when the country held its first multiracial elections. But when one of the heroes of that time, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, came to this downtown high school for a Black History Month celebration Thursday, Virgen said he felt a kinship that transcended time, geography and race.
January 31, 2011 |
Two rarely seen but important films dealing with African Americans ? "Intruder in the Dust" (1949) and "The Learning Tree" (1969) ? are making their DVD premieres Tuesday from Warner Archives to celebrate Black History Month. Based on William Faulkner's novel, "Intruder in the Dust" was one of the first Hollywood films dealing with racial bigotry. Juano Hernandez earned a Golden Globe nomination as best newcomer for his seminal turn as a proud black farmer who is arrested and goes to trial for allegedly killing a white man. "The Learning Tree" marks the first time a major studio film was directed by an African American.