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  • Aspiring Edgewood writer, 13, wins national essay contest

    Josiah Taft of Edgewood is the first-place winner in a national patriotic essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Wars Inc. Josiah, the son of Brad and MaryAnn Taft, is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He has been home-schooled...
  • Letters from the Editor: Clippers' controversy hits close to home

    Letters from the Editor: Clippers' controversy hits close to home
    My family became Clippers' fans last year. I know what you're thinking, but we didn't hop on the bandwagon. The nephew of one of the players is in my daughter's second-grade class. When school started in September, he told her about his uncle, whom...
  • Last call: Open enrollment for Obamacare ends midnight Monday

    Last call: Open enrollment for Obamacare ends midnight Monday
    Six months after sign-ups began in a historic overhaul, Monday marks the end of open enrollment for Obamacare coverage this year. Californians trying to sign up at the last minute are likely to encounter numerous delays applying on a state website or...
  • 'Ride Along 2' to roll out in January 2016

    Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will ride again in "Ride Along 2" on Jan. 15, 2016, Universal Pictures has announced. The follow-up to the hit buddy comedy "Ride Along" will once again debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a date that proved successful...
  • Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]

    Jackie Robinson, the moderate radical [Commentary]
    Every year, Major League Baseball honors the extraordinary accomplishments of Jackie Robinson and the integration of modern professional baseball. Active players will on April 15th don Robinson's number 42, retired in 1997, to commemorate his ground-...
  • Belafonte reflects on civil rights Movement, Martin Luther King at University of Baltimore

    Belafonte reflects on civil rights Movement, Martin Luther King at University of Baltimore
    A red-faced state trooper hardly acknowledged Harry Belafonte before a 1967 performance at the University of Baltimore during heat of the civil rights movement. After the show, part of a tour with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an envelope from the trooper...
  • In Theory: On the legacy of Fred Phelps

    Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan. who was known for his fire-and-brimstone anti-gay public protests — as many as 53,000 of them since 1991, according to church officials — died March 19 at the age of 84. Q:...
  • Pastors lend UAW welcome support in Mississippi

    Pastors lend UAW welcome support in Mississippi
    RIDGELAND, Miss. — Over the bass beat coming from the band, the Rev. Charles Miller is leading his congregation in boisterous prayer. As his voice rings out, blessing the community and the oppressed, the congregation affirming each line, he...
  • Misconstrued words

    I hope readers will not be misled by the Scott Stantis cartoon in the April 25 Tribune. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement more generally, were firm proponents of Affirmative Action. King wrote in a letter, “It is impossible...
  • Tavis Smiley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Tavis Smiley has what could be deemed the perfect talkshow host name -- upbeat and amiable -- but growing up, he was often the butt of belittling schoolyard jokes. "When I was a kid, I hated my name," says the Midwesterner whose childhood pipedream was...
  • Race and the arc of history

    Re "Was Martin Luther King wrong?," Opinion, April 28 Martin Luther King Jr. was right: The arc of the moral universe is very long, and it does bend toward justice. This means that many things can happen along the sweeping path of the arc that are not...