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  • Dorothy Height, civil rights icon with core of steel, gets a doodle

    Dorothy Height, an icon for civil rights as well as women's rights, is celebrated with a Google doodle today on what would have been her 102nd birthday. If you said "Dorothy who?" this is for you.  Height stood on the same stage as Martin Luther...
  • House moves to honor Monuments Men, Jack Nicklaus, Shimon Peres

    House moves to honor Monuments Men, Jack Nicklaus, Shimon Peres
    Golfer Jack Nicklaus, Israeli President Shimon Peres and the Monuments Men whose story was depicted in the recent George Clooney movie would be among the latest recipients of Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, under...
  • Maya Angelou, a daughter of the South, a voice for us all

    Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention. The St. Louis-born daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper family, Angelou had been a streetcar...
  • 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...
  • California struggling to enroll African Americans in Obamacare

    California struggling to enroll African Americans in Obamacare
    Latinos aren't the only sore spot for Covered California heading into Monday's enrollment deadline for Obamacare coverage. Very few African Americans have signed up statewide, and there's not much time to address the lackluster turnout. Wednesday, state...
  • 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:...