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  • Street muralist Nether connects the civil rights movement with Sandtown in Freddie Gray mural

    Street muralist Nether connects the civil rights movement with Sandtown in Freddie Gray mural
    The death of Freddie Gray and the ensuing unrest in Baltimore inspired a lot of local artists: Rapper Young Moose released an anthemic song and video, ‘No SunShine’; Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes, whose show at The Windup Space was...
  • Teen of the Week: It's all about that bass and no trouble for Falcon alumna

    Teen of the Week: It's all about that bass and no trouble for Falcon alumna
    String bassist Bailey Barcome performed for four years with the Severna Park High School Marching Band. Don't envision someone tossing about a large string bass to the beat of the drumline. In addition to performing in the school's symphonic band...
  • Bulletin Board: Governmental meetings set for June 15-16

    Board meetings around the county. Monday, June 15 Antioch: Village Board meets 7:30 p.m., 874 Main St. Gurnee: Village Board meets 7:30 p.m., 325 N. O'Plaine Road. Lake Forest: Public Works Committee meets 5 p.m., 220 E. Deerpath, Round Lake:...
  • Man exploited missing girls as prostitutes, Boynton police say

    Man exploited missing girls as prostitutes, Boynton police say
    The man encountered the runaway teen girls and persuaded them to go for a ride in his silver, convertible Camaro and to hotels for drugs and sex, police say. The two 15-year-olds had vanished from a water park in Stuart on June 6, and Avian Jackson...
  • Smithsonian curators look for history in Freddie Gray unrest

    Smithsonian curators look for history in Freddie Gray unrest
    As Aaron Bryant walked along North Avenue on the night of Freddie Gray's funeral, his photographer's eye noted how the rising flames framed the "waves of police in riot gear" and the wall of ministers calling for calm. Instinctively, the Baltimore man...
  • After Freddie Gray unrest, activists hope to transform Sandtown-Winchester with murals, gardens

    After Freddie Gray unrest, activists hope to transform Sandtown-Winchester with murals, gardens
    The bus pulled up to the sidewalk at the corner of Mount and Presbury streets in West Baltimore, where Freddie Gray was arrested. Passengers took pictures of a giant mural of Gray painted on the side of a home. It was a sight neighbors said they had...
  • 3 VIP speakers, 8 speeches: What will the grads remember?

    Graduation season is winding down. The caps and gowns are being tossed aside, the diplomas propped on the mantle. Already, memories of commencement speeches are getting fuzzy, even some of those delivered by big-name speakers. But among the eight...
  • May 26 Letters: 2016 marathon

    Embracing the future I strongly hope City Manager Jim Bourey and the City Council, in future plans for marathon runners along the James River Bridge course, reconsider as well a route that would not be viewed as exclusive by some, but rather "inclusive...
  • Gary Olson: Don't expect Clinton, GOP candidates to work for social justice

    Gary Olson: Don't expect Clinton, GOP candidates to work for social justice
    My car's bumper sticker reads "I'm ready for Oligarchy: the choice is clear. There is none." It's a truism that under our system, no one can be nominated or can win the presidency who isn't a shill for the billionaire class. Hillary Clinton, the...
  • Michelle Obama honors Chicago grads, slain classmate Hadiya Pendleton

    Michelle Obama honors Chicago grads, slain classmate Hadiya Pendleton
    An empty chair in the third row, adorned with a lavender cloth, purple ribbon and fresh flowers, marked the spot where Hadiya Pendleton would have sat at her high school graduation Tuesday night. The chair was one of the ways former classmates...
  • First lady notes personal struggles in Chicago graduation

    First lady Michelle Obama drew on her hometown connections and personal struggles from college and the White House Tuesday during a Chicago high school graduation speech to the classmates of an honor student gunned down in 2013 near the Obama family home....