| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Jamar Garrett may be only 7 years old, but the Allentown boy is learning some especially long and important words this summer.
Through reading books, Jamar is mastering four-syllable, 11-letter words like segregation and integration.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:56 AM
A man broke into the Lorraine Motel this week and took a nap on a bed inside room 308, just a few doors down from room 306, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, WMCTV reports.
When security officers heard a window break early...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:27 PM
You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken.
One of my first...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Monday night in North Texas, the proud son of a Baptist preacher — born in Texas and raised in South Central Los Angeles — led his team to basketball paradise.
University of Connecticut's men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie didn't just...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Do not call Jeff Sonksen an artist.
Yes, he's the painter behind the celebrity portraits along the Seminole Wekiva Trail. And yes, he sometimes sells his work at local galleries.
But Sonksen considers himself a carpenter who just happens to know...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:13 AM
When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production.
Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids.
"I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement.
| May 16, 2014
| 3:16 PM
A parolee has been arrested on charges he and another offender allegedly broke into a South Side Catholic Church 2 ½ years ago, beat an elderly priest with the victim’s cane and a holy water sprinkler, and then stole $600 from a safe.
One of the...
| May 18, 2014
| 10:37 PM
The most prominent candidates to fill seats this fall on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors have very personal reasons to be interested in healthcare.
One is an HIV-positive West Hollywood city councilman. Another left the Obama...