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Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks By Ron Rapoport (Hachette Books, 454 pages, $28) For baseball fans of a certain age, especially those in and around Chicago, there has never been a cheerier…

Films about race and racism can be important. They’re also difficult to make. Witness Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation, which failed last year to convince moviegoers and award voters. Now, 2017 has been a better year for the genre….

Tampa The Hillsborough County Commission has voted to remove the memorial to Confederate soldiers from in front of the Tampa Courthouse where it has stood, creating shade but no offense, for more than a century. The statue will be moved…

It is a political movement devouring itself. All of a sudden America is confronted with American leftists abruptly striking out at their own history — pulling down statues of those who were the military leaders of a philosophical belief that…

Here I am at my small but bright and cheerful apartment at the Watergate. It’s a powerful set of waves that washed over me when I come here to D.C. Unlike almost any other pundit, I was actually born here….

One hundred years ago, on October 2, 1916, a new public high school building for black youngsters was opened in Washington, D.C. and named for black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Its history is a story inspiring in many ways and…

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