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Staff WriterAfrican-Americans make up just 4 percent of Alaska's population -- but that doesn't mean they haven't influenced the state's course. When it comes to documenting history, it takes just one person to prove that passion goes a long way. "These are people...
Staff WriterHistorians say blacks living in Alaska were more easily accepted here -- but the state's African-Americans still had a battle to fight. It takes just two words, "black history," and you'll hear the start to an endless round of stories amidst the eager...
Tags: Alaska, Minority Groups, Politics, Louisiana, Arts and Culture
Staff WriterWhen Alaska achieved statehood, it did so during the civil-rights movement. Alaska's first black dentist set up shop in 1958, and the state's first African-American was elected to public office in 1964. Between those two events, in 1963 Carrs was the...
Tags: Employees, Career and Workplace, Politics, Anchorage, Activism
Staff WriterBlack troops serving in World War II fought not only a war overseas, but also one here at home. It was a time when segregation blocked equality, but it didn't stop these soldiers from playing an important role. Ollen Hunt, 86, remembers by heart the...
Tags: Armed Forces, Food Industry, U.S. Army, Defense, Alaska
Total time: About 1 1/2 hours Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Dried ancho chiles are available at Latino markets and in the Latino food sections of grocery stores. Ancho sauce 4 dried ancho chiles 3 large cloves garlic, unpeeled 1 teaspoon dried oregano,...
Tags: Jack Cheese, Summer Squash, Zucchini, Salt, Radishes
South Florida Sun-SentinelPuede que el sida siga siendo un tema tabú entre los hispanos, pero la realidad es que está más presente en esta comunidad de lo que se cree. Por ello hoy sábado 15 de octubre en el que se celebra el Día Nacional Latino para Concientización sobre el...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesSouthern California's latest foodie trend has the region atwitter. Lines form long into the night at the latest hot spot for edible treasures, while wily entrepreneurs outdo each other by parking at the best spots. But not everyone is happy. Brick-and-...
Ahigh school counselor in La Puente once told Hilda Solis' mother that the girl really ought to forget about college and become a secretary. Well, so she has. Hilda Solis is the U.S. secretary of Labor. The daughter of factory workers and ardent union...
City News ServiceSAN DIEGO -- A slightly modified map of supervisorial districts that proponents contend satisfies the requirements of the Voting Rights Act was unanimously adopted Tuesday by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The board, which has the final say...
This is what the revolution looks like: It's a rally in Lynwood where parents demand the right to exercise their power to shape their children's future; it's a dozen residents in a South-Central apartment gathering to compare notes on the failing...
The first-ever survey of adolescent alcohol and drug abuse to recognize youths of mixed race or ethnicity has found that such kids hover closest to white adolescents in the rate at which they suffer substance abuse disorders. That is not reassuring,...
WGN NewsLuna Negra Dance Theater Spring Show March 12 8:00 p.m. Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph Street Chicago www.lunanegra.org Tickets available at www.harristheaterchicago.org or (312) 334-7777. Since its inception in 1999, Luna Negra Dance Theater has...
Tags: Human Interest, Minority Groups, WGN, Millennium Park
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