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  • Hundreds protest killings by police

    Hundreds protest killings by police
    Hundreds of people demonstrating against recent police killings of unarmed black men around the country marched peacefully through downtown Baltimore Saturday afternoon as part of a national day of protest, shouting slogans, hoisting signs and at one...
  • Library spotlights Hanukkah traditions

    W.T. Bland Public Library will present "Celebrate Hanukkah" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to share the reason for this festive Jewish holiday. Rabbi Geoff Solomon of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora will talk about Hanukkah and its customs....
  • In '89, an officer, a shooting and a legal legacy

    MIAMI In a city long torn by racial tension, a uniformed police officer fatally shot a black man. Days of upheaval and rioting riveted the nation. A series of investigations scrutinized the officer's use of deadly force. He claimed self-defense. Would...
  • '1968 Exhibit' at Chicago History Museum a draw for boomers

     '1968 Exhibit' at Chicago History Museum a draw for boomers
    It was bound to happen, so I was glad to get it over with. "My grandmother had that!" squealed a girl on glimpsing an olive-green sectional sofa with flower-patterned pillows. So my friend Kaye Pomaranc and I knew where we stood as we toured "The 1968...
  • Grammy-nominated R&B and soul singer-songwriter Ledisi says she's coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

    Grammy-nominated R&B and soul singer-songwriter Ledisi says she's coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    R&B and soul singer-songwriter Ledisi, whose 2009 album “Turn Me Loose” topped the R&B charts and got her a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Artist, will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, her website says. Ledisi will perform at...
  • Urban League organizes protest in downtown West Palm

    Urban League organizes protest in downtown West Palm
    Brian Smith's voice echoed out over a megaphone to the about 100 people marching behind him through the streets of West Palm Beach: "No justice, no peace!" He yelled. Those following him — people of all ages and races — chanted in unison. "No...
  • 'Selma' Director Calls Sony Emails 'Sickening and Sad'

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the same day that she became the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe nomination for best director, "Selma" filmmaker Ava DuVernay took a moment to remark on the controversial email exchange that, for some, has highlighted...
  • Race relations arguably worse in 'Age of Obama'

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president in 2008, it suggested a move toward a post-racial America, the kind of society that Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned in his "I Have a Dream" speech nearly a half-...
  • A look at this month's upcoming movies

    December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...
  • Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute

    Merv Griffin, often overlooked, gets DVD set and Paley Center tribute
    He may not have the enduring popularity of Johnny Carson, but Merv Griffin's charm, wit and intelligence made the talk-show host one of the masters of the genre. Just as contemporary talk shows feature actors, musicians and celebrity chefs hawking their...
  • SAG Awards nominations begin to clarify season -- and yet they don't

    SAG Awards nominations begin to clarify season -- and yet they don't
    For months, the only consensus about this year's awards race has been that there is an overall lack of consensus. But the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday started to bring some clarity, focusing the conversation around two front-runners...