CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1997
A celebration of Black History Month continues through Feb. 28 at Cal State Fullerton. Books about African American heritage, history and politics are on display in the university library's south building. The celebration will include: * Ernest Smith of Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center in Los Angeles speaking on "Graffiti and Black Adolescents in L.A." in the University Center, Tuffree Room, at 10 a.m. Tuesday. * African artifacts on display in the library Tuesday through Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1993
"A community of all people brings about unity," is the theme for this year's Black History Parade, which will start at 11 a.m. Saturday. The grand marshal will be county Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke. Other events held in conjunction with Black History Month include: TODAY Oratorical Contest Finals--1100 W. Manchester Blvd., Los Angeles. High school students will compete for cash prizes, giving orations on the 1993 theme. Free. FRIDAY, FEB.
February 23, 1995 |
Celebrations honoring Black History Month are popping up all over town, from the artistic to the enlightening to the just plain fun. A sample of this weekend's offerings: "The Afrikans Are Coming," a cultural extravaganza with a taste of African food, crafts and entertainment at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., performances begin with the Zadonu African Music and Dance Co., the Kiyira Ensemble and others. The event takes place at Veterans Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City.
February 22, 2001 |
In 1990 Charles Isbell, then a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, got fed up with some of the static on the African American culture Usenet group that he used to enjoy. "There were a lot of problems with noise--people coming in and saying mean things and starting flame wars," said Isbell, now 32. "I decided I wouldn't participate." Instead, he bought a black history calendar and began posting historical tidbits on the Internet himself, starting Jan. 1, 1991.
February 2, 2003
Many cities around the U.S. celebrate February as Black History Month, but the nation's capital really pulls out the stops. There are more than 20 exhibits, workshops and other events and, new this year, a festival of African American film. For a schedule and other details, log on to www.dcheritage.org. Among the highlights: First African American Film Feast: This two-day festival offers movie screenings and panel discussions.