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  • Stand-up Scene: Chicago cabbie Stanley Johnson and other important comedians

    Stand-up Scene: Chicago cabbie Stanley Johnson and other important comedians
    Ever get into a taxi and the cabbie is a talker? It can be a nightmare. You want to piddle around on your iPhone or talk with your friend or date, but the driver is spouting off nonsense about local politics or winter in Chicago. But what if that cab...
  • The birth of the sit-in

    The birth of the sit-in
    One day in May 1942, a group of young Chicagoans — black and white — opened a key chapter in civil rights history by refusing to take no for an answer when told that Jack Spratt Coffee House on East 47th Street didn't serve African-Americans....
  • Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?

    Is it too soon for Martin Luther King Day sales?
    In the early 1980s, I was a (youthful) member of the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when the topic turned to the proposal for a national holiday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Playing devil’s advocate, I asked whether a King holiday...
  • Watch: New '300: Rise of an Empire' Trailer Underlines Vengeance

    Vengeance and violence dominate in Warner Bros.' newest trailer for its sword and sandals sequel "300: Rise of an Empire," unveiled six weeks before the March 7 release. Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel "Xerxes" and directed by Noam Murro in the...
  • 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...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: A lesson in freedom for conservatives and libertarians

    Martin Luther King Jr.: A lesson in freedom for conservatives and libertarians
    One of the great ironies of history and contemporary politics is that the word “freedom,” so central to Martin Luther King Jr.’s life’s work, has largely come to be associated with conservative and libertarian groups whose use of...
  • MLK Brings "Standing Ovation"

    MLK Brings "Standing Ovation"
    I love this time of year.  The shadows are longer.  The highlights warmer. I love the deep blue skies. I love the way the sun hovers just above the horizon like the land of the midnight sun.  January may have the best light of the year in Central Florida....
  • Imágenes de la era de los derechos civiles conforman la exhibición del Museo de UConn

    Imágenes de la era de los derechos civiles conforman la exhibición del Museo de UConn
    Cada exposición de fotografías se enfoca en el movimiento de derechos civiles y cuenta con imágenes de grandes figuras: Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Benjamin Hooks, James Baldwin, los Nueve de Little Rock. El espectáculo que abre el martes...
  • Loving Your Enemies

     
    I imagine most of us have heard or read at least parts of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. But I thought I would share the text and audio of another famous King sermon, delivered in the......
  • King's message lives on [Commentary]

    As an English teacher, I've always enjoyed the pleasures of reading; specifically, the writings of 19th and 20th century martyrs and confessors who used eloquent narratives and folklore to tell stories of their rags and redemption. But my reading never...
  • Guy Ritchie's 'Man From U.N.C.L.E.' Gets Release Date

    Warner Bros. has set spy action-drama "Man From U.N.C.L.E." for a Jan. 16 release date in the U.S. The film, directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. It is based on the 1960s TV spy series. Filming began in...