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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Gary Legends' honors citizens who have worked to make the city better

    'Gary Legends' honors citizens who have worked to make the city better
    GARY – The city celebrated Black History Month Thursday inside City Hall's council chambers, honoring "Gary Legends" and performances by students from Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts High Ability Academy and the Gary Youth Services Bureau....
  • Sound of civil rights rings out in resurrected Staple Singers records

     Sound of civil rights rings out in resurrected Staple Singers records
    Occasionally, for reasons of fate or coincidence, sounds from the past converge in the present at key moments. Consider the Staple Singers, whose gospel recordings starting in the early 1960s carried them through the next four decades and included...
  • NEA's Jane Chu visits L.A. arts programs, calls for focus on education

    NEA's Jane Chu visits L.A. arts programs, calls for focus on education
    Amid a national conversation about the decline of arts education, National Endowment for the Arts Chairwoman Jane Chu came to Southern California this week and visited area arts programs including one at the Colburn School focusing on low-income sixth-...
  • Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

    The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents or legendary football coaches. And he did it while championing human...
  • A tribute to Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh

    A tribute to Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh
    It was October 1965. My friend David White, an Irish Catholic kid from Boston, and I, a black Catholic kid from many places, were having one of those earnest, post-midnight conversations that college kids have — I hope they still do — about...
  • Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

    Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit
    President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called "the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife, Michelle, as they hosted a White House reception for Black History Month....
  • Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

    President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called "the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife, Michelle, as they hosted a White House reception for Black History Month....
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AMERICAN SNIPER. 3 stars. Bradley Cooper delivers a powerful turn as Chris Kyle, the real-life Navy SEAL credited with the most kills of any sniper in U.S. military history. Clint Eastwood directs this taut Iraq War-era drama, although the sequences...
  • Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle

    Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle
    Zendaya Coleman has accepted Giuliana Rancic's apology for remarks over the "locs" hairstyle she wore on the Oscars red carpet, invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a statement talking about "hidden prejudice" and explaining why she stood...