Black History Month

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Black Behind the Orange Curtain, New Documentary Partly Inspired by OC Weekly Cover Story, Releases Trailer

    Shandell Maxwell was already planning to make a documentary short film on the black experience in Orange County when a friend handed her a copy of this infernal rag's special issue "Where the Black People At?" back in late May. The provocative title made her heart race. "I wanted to say, 'Hey I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    American Bandstand, Rock & Roll and the Struggle for Civil Rights: An Interview with Matt Delmont (Part I)

    ​Dick Clark's American Bandstand television program is iconic, but was it really an early promoter of racial integration? The question is one extensively delved into by Scripps College American Studies Professor Matt Delmont in his new book The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Rol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    "Celebrate Gospel" Returns to Disney California Adventure

    ​ Do you like gospel music? What about Disney California Adventure?Well, if you like both prepare to have your mind blown, because those two worlds are about to collide when "Celebrate Gospel" (an annual celebration of gospel music... duh) makes its way back to the park this Saturday.Lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Rockin' Songs By Black Artists

    Jimi Hendrix​February is Black History Month, and we felt it the perfect time to do one of our patented lists. Today, we are naming Top Ten Rockin'-est songs by black artists. As much as white artists get criticized for performing "black" genres like R&B, hip-hop and blues, many black artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Aunt Jemima to Angela Davis: Wringing Some Laughs from Racism

    ​While it's an obvious nod to the fact that February is Black History Month, George Wolfe's The Colored Museum, which opens this weekend at UC Irvine, is also right in time for those who blanch at the thought of the Hallmark holiday of Feb. 14. It's all about hate. Okay, maybe it has absolutely no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    David Horowitz at UCI last night

    David Horowitz descended on UCI last night as part of his nationwide tour condemning a national student group called Muslim Student Association—a group with more than 150 chapters in colleges all over the country. Horowitz, a famous right-wing nut jobber, is known for taking out provocative full ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 19, 2006

    !Ask a Mexican!

    Special Cesar Chavez Edition