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  • William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist

    William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. He was 87....
  • Organizer preparing for next weekend's festival in Southeast Community of Newport News

    Organizer preparing for next weekend's festival in Southeast Community of Newport News
    The annual Southeast Community Day event has many elements, including family activities, gospel music performances, and school suppy giveaways. But Andrew Shannon, who has been organizing the event since its start in 1991, seems to take the most pride...
  • Obama's small-screen worldview

    Does the president think the world is a TV show? One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be OK. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy before...
  • Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers

    Ferguson highlights generational gap between youth, civil rights-era marchers
    It hasn't been so easy for traditional civil rights-era activists in this small St. Louis suburb in recent weeks, where the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has put them on all-too-familiar turf: challenging...
  • Can Americans confront their fear of blackness?

    To the editor: Erin Aubry Kaplan poses a very serious question, a question we all need to ask ourselves. ("Seeing Michael Brown," Op-Ed, Aug. 18) After the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a handful of my fellow high school students, an equal mix...
  • Leesburg church hosts day of fun, food for families

    Fun and food are on tap at Leesburg Church of the Nazarene during a free family fun day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30. The festivities at the church, 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will feature a pulled-pork barbecue competition, bounce house,...
  • Bethune-Cookman QB Quentin Williams looks for big senior year

    Bethune-Cookman QB Quentin Williams looks for big senior year
    DAYTONA BEACH — When Quentin Williams arrived at Bethune-Cookman University in 2011, he was used to being the Big Man On Campus. He came in with flashy accolades as Florida's Mr. Football. He was fresh off guiding Tampa Jefferson to a Class 3A...
  • Foley's brutal, thuggish murder

    For God's sake, would news outlets please refrain from calling the brutal, vicious,  thuggish murder of James Foley an "execution"? That is absurd.  "Execution" implies at least a modicum of the rule of law, judicial oversight and a legitimate state...
  • Michael Brown laid to rest with recollections and calls to action

    ST. LOUIS Shortly before Michael Brown died, his stepmother was admitted to the hospital. He became convinced she wasn't going to make it. "Because I've been dreaming about death," Cal Brown recalled her stepson saying, recounting a conversation at his...
  • A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'

    A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'
    The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come. But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...
  • 'Get on Up' revives the funk, and James Brown

    "Get on Up" is a movie of uncompromising soul, unadulterated funk and unalloyed joy. Dazzling, witty and emotional, this warts-and-all musical biography of James Brown rides on the able shoulders of Chadwick Boseman. It turns out that his terrific if...