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  • Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017

    Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017
    Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday launched an ambitious campaign to impose a $13.25-an-hour minimum wage requirement for all workers in Los Angeles by 2017, calling it the "largest anti-poverty program in the city's history." The most far-reaching...
  • REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★

     REVIEW: 'Clemente: The Legend of 21' ★★
    The enthusiastic homecoming for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team this past week ran through my mind as I watched Luis Caballero's hagiographic "Clemente: The Legend of 21." Is it possible for us to find true heroes in the world of...
  • Southeast Community Festival marching into town

    Southeast Community Festival marching into town
    – The 24th annual Southeast Community Day Parade and Festival will be held this weekend – a three-day event that will include a two-mile parade, a march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., keynote speakers and a gospel music celebration....
  • MLK's daughter advocates nonviolence in talk with St. Louis students

    ST. LOUIS The youngest child of Martin Luther King Jr. leaned toward the 30 students facing her inside the library at Riverview Gardens High School Tuesday. Many of them live near the epicenter of the chaos that erupted in Ferguson. It's why Bernice...
  • Oscars 2015: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

    Oscars 2015: Academy names Governors Awards recipients
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and give honorary Oscars to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara....
  • Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando
    Tinseltown is up to its old tricks. In hopes of Oscar glory, Hollywood is saving some of its biggest movies for the year's final weeks. Yet these titles, stars and subjects do raise expectations that, after a disappointing summer, some memorable movies...
  • Thieves damage civil rights icon Rosa Parks’ former Alabama home

    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Alabama police are seeking help in catching thieves who ransacked a Montgomery apartment building where black civil rights activist Rosa Parks lived when she was famously arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white...
  • Burger King boycott: How long can you stick to sticking it to BK?

    So, Burger King’s bugging out on the United States of America. Henceforth, Burger King Worldwide Inc. will be a Canadian company; the fast-food King is taking up official residence in a country with a queen. The company headquartered in Miami will...
  • Obama fails History 101

    President Obama doesn't know much about history. In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and...
  • Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'

    Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'
    We know nearly everything there is to know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., or so we think. But in his new book, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," the PBS and public radio host Tavis Smiley turns his...
  • 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...