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By Arlene Ehrlich and Arlene Ehrlich,Special to The Sun | January 8, 1995
It's a black thing. It's a Jewish thing. And the goal is understanding.In the fall, 27 students from Northwestern High School in Baltimore City and Beth Tfiloh Community School in Pikesville explored the common aspects of African-Amercian and Jewish experience in a course at Baltimore Hebrew University. Entitled "Keeping the Faith," the course surveys the history and culture of both groups.A chartered bus picks the students up and returns them to their respective high schools. Students receive three college credits for successfully completing the course.
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By Avrahom Sauer and Phyllis Ajayi | November 9, 2011
Many years ago, when you walked outside your home and looked at your neighbor, chances are they looked like you, had a job like yours, and likely had about as many children as you did. Today's world is very different. Things have changed drastically. We are now surrounded by all different cultures. One year ago, Baltimore's Northern Park Heights community was affected by a product of this change. An incident between three individuals gave two communities, African-Americans and Jews, the opportunity to take a closer look at their relations and relationships.
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NEWS
February 19, 1994
In a photograph in yesterday's Sun, the Associated Press incorrectly identified a participant in a meeting of black and Jewish leaders as the Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., executive director of the NAACP. The man pictured was Leonard F. Springs, chairman of the NAACP Special Contributions Fund.The Sun regrets the error.
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By MATTHEW HAY BROWN and MATTHEW HAY BROWN,SUN REPORTER | February 25, 2006
The Hebrew words echoed through the halls of the Catholic school. Inside a classroom decorated with a crucifix, a rabbi led the African-American students in song. Rabbi Gila Ruskin had lit the Sabbath candles, recited a blessing over her young charges and passed around a basket of animal crackers. Now, strumming the guitar, she sang: "Shabbat Shalom" - Sabbath Peace. Justine Jones double-clapped on the beat. Styinyard Blue stomped his feet. For juniors at St. Frances Academy, virtually all of them Baptist, Catholic or some other stripe of Christian, the weekly celebration of the Jewish Sabbath is a highlight of religious studies class.
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July 5, 1992
The Black/Jewish Forum of Baltimore, also known as the BLEWS, received special praise in a major study released late last year by the Marjorie Kovler Institute for Black-Jewish Relations. The study said the BLEWS exemplified how black and Jewish Americans can overcome old antagonisms to promote understanding between the two groups.Several months ago, however, the 14-year-old organization hardly seemed the epitome of racial harmony. In February, the BLEWS board dismissed the black woman who had served as its executive director for only 3 1/2 months.
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By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 26, 2002
WASHINGTON - The intensifying violence in the Middle East is straining relations between black and Jewish leaders in the United States, with potentially serious consequences for the Democratic Party. The conflict between two of the party's strongest support groups - which have a history dating to the civil rights era of working together - threatens to harm the Democrats' chances of regaining control of Congress this fall, analysts say. Black and Jewish Democrats in Congress have been working quietly for months to try to repair the growing rift between African-Americans, who resent efforts by Israel's supporters to defeat black incumbents, and Jews, whose interest groups have in recent months helped oust two black lawmakers they considered anti-Israel.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1994
A flustered Baltimore councilwoman insisted yesterday that she did not mean to compare the Nation of Islam to the Ku Klux Klan but stopped short of issuing the apology her black colleagues demanded.Rodney A. Orange, president of the Baltimore branch of theNAACP, said the remarks would only serve to inflame "the tensions in the community now between the black and Jewish communities."He asked for a complete retraction. But Ms. Spector said she could not do so because her remarks had been misinterpreted.
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By TERRY ARMOUR and TERRY ARMOUR,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | February 9, 2006
Rain Pryor brings her autobiographical one-woman show, Fried Chicken & Latkes, to the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts tomorrow night at 8. She recently chatted about the cabaret-style show, a series of monologues and songs chronicling life growing up in Beverly Hills, Calif., as the child of a black father (late comedian Richard Pryor) and a Jewish mother. Pryor also spoke candidly about how her father's recent death affected her. Fried Chicken & Latkes is about growing up biracial.
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By MURRAY SALTZMAN and CALVIN BURNETT | January 28, 1994
Khalid Abdul Muhammad's hate-filled rantings have been allowed to obscure the numerous positive undertakings shared by African-Americans and Jews.His diatribe against Jews, whites, homosexuals and the pope was given prominent attention in the national media. Unfortunately, steps toward cooperative friendship and joint political action in countless American cities, involving black and Jews discovering one another and sharing common concerns, do not receive the same prominent coverage.The absence of attention to the host of constructive activities, contrasted with the headlines given to bigots, creates an unbalanced impression of current relationships between the two groups.
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By GLENN MCNATT and GLENN MCNATT,SUN ART CRITIC | October 2, 2005
Imagine growing up black and Jewish in Beverly Hills, Calif., during the 1970s and '80s. Now imagine making jokes about growing up black and Jewish in Beverly Hills in the '70s and '80s - talking about things like walking into a beauty salon called "The Great Big Nappy Hair" and ordering a "Jew-fro." That's the kind of in-your-face humor few performers other than, say, Richard Pryor, could get away with. So it's definitely a point in her favor that Rain Pryor, the veteran stand-up comic's 36-year-old biracial daughter, is a chip off the old block.
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By TERRY ARMOUR and TERRY ARMOUR,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | February 9, 2006
Rain Pryor brings her autobiographical one-woman show, Fried Chicken & Latkes, to the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts tomorrow night at 8. She recently chatted about the cabaret-style show, a series of monologues and songs chronicling life growing up in Beverly Hills, Calif., as the child of a black father (late comedian Richard Pryor) and a Jewish mother. Pryor also spoke candidly about how her father's recent death affected her. Fried Chicken & Latkes is about growing up biracial.
NEWS
By GLENN MCNATT and GLENN MCNATT,SUN ART CRITIC | October 2, 2005
Imagine growing up black and Jewish in Beverly Hills, Calif., during the 1970s and '80s. Now imagine making jokes about growing up black and Jewish in Beverly Hills in the '70s and '80s - talking about things like walking into a beauty salon called "The Great Big Nappy Hair" and ordering a "Jew-fro." That's the kind of in-your-face humor few performers other than, say, Richard Pryor, could get away with. So it's definitely a point in her favor that Rain Pryor, the veteran stand-up comic's 36-year-old biracial daughter, is a chip off the old block.
NEWS
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 26, 2002
WASHINGTON - The intensifying violence in the Middle East is straining relations between black and Jewish leaders in the United States, with potentially serious consequences for the Democratic Party. The conflict between two of the party's strongest support groups - which have a history dating to the civil rights era of working together - threatens to harm the Democrats' chances of regaining control of Congress this fall, analysts say. Black and Jewish Democrats in Congress have been working quietly for months to try to repair the growing rift between African-Americans, who resent efforts by Israel's supporters to defeat black incumbents, and Jews, whose interest groups have in recent months helped oust two black lawmakers they considered anti-Israel.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow | September 7, 2001
At the top of the Creative Alliance calendar this month is a benefit for the Reservoir Hill-based youth outreach program Kids on the Hill. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the alliance will present an eclectic program including animation made by members of Kids on the Hill, real-life stories written and read by them, and, as the anchor of the evening, a half-hour video, History Hill, which investigates Jewish and black experience on Reservoir Hill throughout the...
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By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 8, 2001
There's something in the way author Bebe Moore Campbell describes her hideaway on Martha's Vineyard that seems to lift you on a gentle summer breeze and transport you there - at least in spirit. One can almost feel the warm sunlight streaming through cozy cottage windows, hear the gentle wash of a slate blue ocean, sense the tranquillity. "I started coming here when I was about 17," says the 51-year-old writer, speaking by telephone from the popular vacation retreat in Massachusetts. "It's very beautiful, very peaceful."
NEWS
By Marilyn McCraven | October 28, 1995
Growing up as a Jewish child in Lower Park Heights in the post-Depression years, Beverly K. Fine learned to get along with everyone. She played in the backyard sandbox with black neighborhood children. Her two best childhood girlfriends were Italian and African-American, respectively.She attended the College of Notre Dame to learn more about Roman Catholicism and other religions. Her husband, Jerome, now a real-estate broker, was a long-time owner of a West Baltimore TV-repair business where he had an excellent relationship with his many black customers and still manages to keep in touch with some of them.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | August 10, 1994
In a move to ease tensions between the black and Jewish communities, Baltimore's police commissioner yesterday postponed a plan to transfer the commander of the Northwestern District, who is black, and to replace him with a new commander who is Jewish.Commissioner Thomas Frazier announced his decision to postpone the transfer of Maj. Barry Powell after a two-hour meeting with a delegation from the city's black community.Last week, Mr. Frazier said Major Powell would be reassigned to head the property division and would be replaced by Lt. Jeff Rosen, a shift commander in the Southeastern District.
NEWS
By James Bock and James Bock,Staff Writer | November 16, 1992
The matter at hand was Steven Rubenstein's yarmulke, a small, green skullcap with multicolored diamonds on the front and his first name embroidered in white on the back."
NEWS
By TENNESSEE REED | March 5, 1995
I am quite privileged for someone my age. I travel by airplanes a lot. I've been to Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Japan, Mexico, and around most of the continental United States. I get ** to go to private schools. My parents always make sure I have a lot of clothes, books, art supplies, and other stuff that will help me feel good about myself and learn to think and create. I'm a very healthy and active person. I hardly ever get sick. But I have one problem: my race.People on the street, at school or places like camps ask me, "What's your nationality?"
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