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  • A family trip to D.C. mixes politics, pandas and play time

    I've lived in several cities over the years, but Washington is still on the top of the list. My husband and I were there for seven years and never grew tired of the buzzing capital. With our kids hitting elementary-school age, we decided the time was right to play tourist in our old hometown. So we packed up our family for a week's worth of politics, pandas and play time. Here are the spots that won our vote.
  • The Civil Rights Act at 50 [Commentary]

    The Civil Rights Act at 50 [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, marking a watershed moment in our nation's history and in the ongoing struggle of African-Americans for fair and equal treatment. The passage of the law,...

    Organizer preparing for next weekend's festival in Southeast Community of Newport News

    Organizer preparing for next weekend's festival in Southeast Community of Newport News
    The annual Southeast Community Day event has many elements, including family activities, gospel music performances, and school suppy giveaways. But Andrew Shannon, who has been organizing the event since its start in 1991, seems to take the most pride...

    William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist

    William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. He was 87....

    Making a living while black [Commentary]

    Making a living while black [Commentary]
    Though we've narrowed the racial divide since the days of segregation, the economic divide between whites and blacks has been remarkably persistent for the last 40 years. We live in a nation in which if you're black, you likely earn less, have less wealth...