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  • 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...
  • Why don't the brave KKK members rally in Allentown?

    There was a startling news item this week from Fairview Township, northern York County, where a gallant "neighborhood watch" has come to the rescue of the residents of Ridge Road. I was startled because I once lived near Ridge Road in that township. I...
  • Allentown students recognized for essay writing

     
    On March 26, 17 Allentown School District middle and elementary students will be recognized for their award-winning essays at the District’s 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Writing Contest. Students, their families, NAACP and Allentown...
  • Bring back our girls [Commentary]

    Bring back our girls [Commentary]
    "I speak not for myself but for those without voice, those who have fought for their rights, their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, and their right to be educated." — Malala...
  • Broad Stage season to include Shakespeare's Globe, Joyce DiDonato

    Broad Stage season to include Shakespeare's Globe, Joyce DiDonato
    This story has been corrected. See below for details. A return engagement of Shakespeare's Globe and recitals by Joyce DiDonato and Brian Stokes Mitchell are among the highlights of the Broad Stage's new season, which was announced on Thursday.  The...
  • Bathrooms, perverts and politics [Commentary]

    Bathrooms, perverts and politics [Commentary]
    " ... shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will." — Martin Luther King Jr., 1963 letter from prison Recent laws extending non-discrimination protections to...
  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
  • Bryan Cranston: All the World's His Stage

    Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he'll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone -- anyone, including you -- lives life. "I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago," he says, launching into a monologue with the easy...
  • 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...
  • U.S. author, poet Maya Angelou, 86, has died

    U.S. author, poet Maya Angelou, 86, has died
    Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...