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  • Singer John Legend talks about justice at Bahrain concert

    Award-winning American singer and songwriter John Legend took to the stage in Bahrain on Monday night, performing to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 people despite calls by some activists to cancel the concert due to concerns over human rights abuses in the Gulf Arab nation.
  • Carter, Rice, Holtz set to speak at tribute for Hesburgh

    Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh. "We are honored that the Carters,...

    Robert H. Mayer: Police killing a black man sparked Selma marches in 1965

    Robert H. Mayer: Police killing a black man sparked Selma marches in 1965
    Fifty years ago the African-American community in Selma, Ala., marched and demanded the right to vote. In 1965 this right was denied to most blacks in Alabama. When the community of people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on their way to Montgomery, state...

    Crowds mourned daring flier at Orlando rail station in 1926

    Crowds mourned daring flier at Orlando rail station in 1926
    Recently, dignitaries gathered at Orlando Executive Airport to honor one of the most fascinating figures to walk across the stage of the city's history: Bessie Coleman, a glamorous, gutsy black aviation pioneer who gained a coveted international pilot's...

    Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder

    Eyes glistening, President Barack Obama bid an affectionate farewell Friday to Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a sequel to an emotional going-away at the White House last year, but this tribute came with a soulful surprise. "Eric is really just...