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  • Review: 'An Autobiography of Black Chicago' by Dempsey Travis

    Review: 'An Autobiography of Black Chicago' by Dempsey Travis
    Dempsey Travis' "An Autobiography of Black Chicago," published in 1981, is getting a second life in an abridged reissue that narrows the focus of Travis' landmark panoramic work to his own inspiring success story. Travis, who died in 2009 at age 89, was...
  • The closing of Abu Ghraib and the U.S. failure in Iraq

     The closing of Abu Ghraib and the U.S. failure in Iraq
    The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed. The inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary -- Iraqi officials suggest the latter -- this ought to qualify as...
  • Was Martin Luther King wrong?

    "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assured his followers. But was he right? The arc of American history, at least, has a different shape. During the 19th century, a high point for...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art

    Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art
    The survey of Civil Rights Era photography called “The Movement” at the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale is filled with scenes of courage in the face of horrible violence. But one of the most remarkable pictures in the exhibit is about...
  • Frankie Knuckles dies at 59; DJ helped create house music

    Frankie Knuckles, a record producer and disc jockey who helped develop the sound and culture of house music — a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the 1970s and '80s and resonates today — died Monday at his home...
  • 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...
  • Moore Dance Project to perform at Tavares African-American Heritage Festival

    TAVARES — To open the city's annual African-American Heritage Festival, Winter Park's Moore Dance Project has rejuvenated last year's Motown theme, bookending it with a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and Shirley Caesar's rousing "Feel the Spirit....
  • Oprah to produce Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma' for Paramount

    Oprah Winfrey has come aboard as a producer on "Selma," a biopic about the iconic Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to be distributed by Paramount Pictures, according to a report by Deadline Hollywood. The long-gestating film will focus on King's historic...
  • A 'Pause' to reflect

    A 'Pause'  to reflect
    It seems impossible that the life and times and accomplishments of Dr. Quentin Young might be able to fit into fewer than 250 pages, but there it is, colorful and passionate, between the covers of "Everybody In, Nobody Out: Memoirs of a Rebel Without a...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman friend settles National Enquirer libel suit

    Philip Seymour Hoffman friend settles National Enquirer libel suit
    One of the two friends who discovered Philip Seymour Hoffman's body in his apartment has withdrawn a lawsuit against the National Enquirer after reaching a settlement with the tabloid. David Bar Katz has come to an agreement with the Enquirer over a...