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.
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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 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 3, 2010 |
Three teachers at a South Los Angeles elementary school have been suspended for allegedly encouraging students to celebrate O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman and RuPaul during Black History Month, officials said Wednesday. Children at Wadsworth Avenue Elementary School were carrying pictures of the men at a parade Friday on the school playground, said Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman Gayle Pollard-Terry. She said Supt. Ramon C. Cortines learned about the incident Tuesday and had the teachers, who are white, pulled from their classrooms for the duration of an investigation.
April 15, 1990
As I anxiously awaited your magazine each Sunday during the month of February, I grew increasingly disappointed. For alas, your magazine decided to ignore Black History Month entirely except for an article on Malcolm X and another on black haircuts. Amazingly, during this Black History Month we had the joy and privilege of seeing Nelson Mandela released from prison after 27 years. This wondrous event couldn't even merit a cover. The usually provocative and thoughtful Los Angeles Times Magazine instead chose to hail the fabulous '50s ("When We Were Very Young," by Charles Perry, and "Mid-Century Memoirs," by Karen Lansky)