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  • UC system aiming to reduce world hunger, improve food research

    UC system aiming to reduce world hunger, improve food research
    The University of California system is launching an effort to expand and focus research to help reduce world hunger, improve nutrition and aid farmers coping with climate change. UC President Janet Napolitano, in comments to be delivered Tuesday...
  • LBJ's second great battle: Enforcing the Civil Rights Act

    When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • How new rights museum carries Atlanta's story forward

    How new rights museum carries Atlanta's story forward
    In 1996 Atlanta was ahead of the game. The eyes of the world were on the Olympics. There was a just-planted jewel of a downtown park. And the Braves had a new home with that new-stadium smell. Then somehow the Olympic momentum seemed to slip away....
  • The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...
  • 50 years on, race relations in Mississippi take a far different tone

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. Emily Dannenberg stepped off an air-conditioned tour bus into oppressive Mississippi heat. The white Columbia University graduate student had come to this steamy rural town on Monday with a mission: to mentor both black and white...
  • Rollins says no to baseball stadium after citizen complaints

    Rollins says no to baseball stadium after citizen complaints
    Winter Park has struck out on another possible venue for minor-league baseball. Officials at Rollins College have decided against moving ahead with a stadium deal at the college's Harper-Shepherd Field. The decision by the executive committee of the...
  • 1964: A violent, historic year in Florida

    1964: A violent, historic year in Florida
    March 6, 1964: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his only visit to Orlando. Civil-rights leaders from St. Augustine come to Orlando seeking help from King and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the "St. Augustine Movement" underway to...
  • Racial violence in Florida, elsewhere preceded Civil Rights Act in 1964

    Racial violence in Florida, elsewhere preceded Civil Rights Act in 1964
    In the weeks leading up to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, the focus for many Central Florida residents was on the race riots in St. Augustine and the brutal murders of three civil-rights workers in Mississippi. Beginning in May,...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • June 30 Letters: Medicaid, Newport News marathon, IRS emails, Hampton schools

    Selfish resistance I have to take issue with your June 24 editorial, "Stay within the law." Saying "the ends do not justify the means" in the governor's push for Medicaid expansion is a puerile defense of "a rule is a rule, no matter who it hurts."...