January 28, 1989 |
The most you can say for "A Man Called Hawk" (Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42 at 9 tonight) is that it's an hourlong series with a black star. There haven't been many such shows. Because it's often presumed that hourlong series turn out more exemplary role models than do sitcoms, "Hawk" may receive a few cheers simply for having broken the racial mold. On the other hand, if parents had to choose between Hawk and, say, Dr. Cliff Huxtable (of "The Cosby Show") as a role model, no one would choose Hawk.
August 20, 1992 |
As a youngster growing up in Chicago during the Great Depression, artist Charles White shined shoes and painted signs to help his mother, a domestic worker, pay the bills. He twice won citywide scholarships to art schools, but each time the award was canceled when the young artist showed up to take his place in the all-white classes. White, however, was not discouraged. During his senior year in high school he won a scholarship to the Chicago Art Institute.
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February 23, 1996 |
Cal State Northridge's new W.E.B. duBois-Fannie Lou Hamer Institute for African American Achievement is gearing up for its first major event, a two-day conference in April. The institute's director, Barbara Rhodes, is calling for input now from community leaders. "It's a call for any groups or organizations who have an interest in or are involved in programming that supports African American youths," said Rhodes, a CSUN professor of Pan-African studies. "We're seeking their participation."
January 1, 1997
More than 50 films, including the Los Angeles premiere of "Follow Me Home" starring Alfre Woodard, will be showcased Jan. 29 through Feb. 9 at the fifth annual Pan African Film Festival at the Magic Johnson Theaters in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza at Crenshaw and Martin Luther King boulevards. Peter Bratt directed the Emmy Award-winning Woodard, who is also among a dozen honorary co-chairs of the festival.
March 2, 1994 |
Eldridge Cleaver, a leader in the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s, was reported in critical condition Tuesday following surgery for a brain hemorrhage. A few hours before his hospitalization, Cleaver had been arrested for alleged cocaine possession and intoxication, authorities said. Cleaver, 59, was taken into custody after police received reports of a prowler in a Berkeley neighborhood about 3:50 a.m. Tuesday, investigators said.
January 1, 1992 |
With performance art's higher profile these days and the ongoing imperatives of multiculturalism, it will take a staunch--and committed--artist to take this medium to its next level. Funny and incisive, shrewd and intuitive, Joyce Guy can capture a whole world of female and African-American experience in a single gesture. Whether as co-curator of last month's Black December festival at Highways or in her numerous outings as a writer/performer, she brings a rare combination of passion, intelligence and good old-fashioned performing skills to her work--while calling forcefully into question cultural assumptions about race, gender and inequality.
October 28, 1998 |
Historian Ramon Eduardo Ruiz, a professor emeritus at UC San Diego, has been named a National Humanities Medal winner, one of nine selected for the annual honor. The medals, chosen by officials of the National Endowment for the Humanities to honor people and organizations "whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities," will be handed out at the White House on Nov. 5. Other winners being announced today include historian and biographer Stephen E. Ambrose; novelist E.L.
February 23, 1986 |
The Garvey Movement, itself designated as the Universal Negro Improvement Assn., was the most powerful grass-roots black movement in the 20th Century. Led by Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), a distinctive individual whose eloquence provoked intense nationalist and controversial feelings among Afro-Americans and deep anxieties among whites, the UNIA reached out to more than 1,000 chapters in more than 40 nations.