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  • Plymouth Place chaplain loves to be creative, caring

    Seeking balance in life has always been important to the Rev. Carol Taylor, first on spreadsheets as an accountant and now as a minister. As chaplain of Plymouth Place Senior Living center in LaGrange Park since November, Taylor brings spiritual...
  • Cheating prosecutors should give 'tough on crime' advocates pause

    To the editor: Your editorial on cheating prosecutors should be required reading for all the supporters of the death penalty and all those in the "lock 'em up and throw away the keys" crowd. ("The case against cheating prosecutors," editorial, Feb. 15)...
  • Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

    They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. The images were televised and captured in photographs: Police tear-gassed...
  • Memories of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday': 'They came with nightsticks'

    Memories of Selma and 'Bloody Sunday': 'They came with nightsticks'
    They became iconic images of the civil rights movement: A middle-aged black woman tear-gassed and beaten and slumped unconscious on the side of the road. A white Alabama state trooper, billy club in hand, stands above her. In another photo, a young man...
  • Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.

    Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.
    On a cloudy Saturday morning in South Los Angeles, hundreds of marchers took to the streets to call for an end to police abuse and black-on-black violence. When Tritobia Ford and her family arrived, the crowd parted and someone yelled, "Let's show...
  • Hollywood's diversity problem beyond 'Selma': Asian, Latino stories are missing

    Hollywood's diversity problem beyond 'Selma': Asian, Latino stories are missing
    It's Oscar time, when conversations about racial diversity in Hollywood usually focus on one color: black. The critically acclaimed historical drama “Selma,” produced by Oprah Winfrey, garnered only two nominations: best picture and best...
  • On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future

    On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future
    President Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, but he will be focused less on the past than on the future, particularly the agenda he hopes to carry out beyond his time in office. Obama is laying...
  • Modern civil rights movement expands on classic methods

    Modern civil rights movement expands on classic methods
    As black Americans erupted in protest across the country last year, the St. Louis rapper Tef Poe told fellow activists: "This ain't your grandparents' civil rights movement." That's true. Today's movement is a complex machine whose work extends far...
  • 'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students

    'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students
    At 91, Betty Ryan doesn't glamorize her decision to travel in 1965 to Selma, Ala., answering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for support at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement. "It just seemed like the right thing to do, the right place to...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Glee' on Fox

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Glee' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 1 - 7, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Amazing Race A forgotten fanny...
  • Storm left Ky. interstates packed with stranded motorists

    Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky with up to 2 feet of snow and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty. Larry Weas...