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  • In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters find kinship with 'Selma'

     In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters find kinship with 'Selma'
    It may beggar the imagination that 1960s Alabama should evoke this concrete jungle of a Chinese city. Yet Hong Kong viewers of "Selma" are seeing echoes of the American civil rights struggle in their own fight for democracy. In the film, baton-...
  • Passover seder to celebrate unity, freedom

    Passover seder to celebrate unity, freedom
    Unity, human rights and freedom will be the major themes as the American Jewish Committee of Palm Beach County and the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association host a "Passover Seder: A Joint Celebration of Unity, Human Rights and Freedom" on March 31,...
  • School Notes for March 22

    School Notes for March 22
    School events, scholarships, honors and more. Libertyville Honor: Highland Middle School is being designated an Illinois Horizon Schools to Watch for 2015, the highest and most prestigious honor given by the Association of Illinois Middle-Grade...
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, March 21, the 80th day of 2015. There are 285 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 21, 1965, civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their third, successful march from...
  • African-American vote could be key to Chicago mayoral election

    African-American vote could be key to Chicago mayoral election
    Jesus "Chuy" Garcia joined with supporters in Englewood as they walked past abandoned buildings and trash-strewn vacant lots before coming upon one of the few occupied storefronts along Halsted Street between Marquette Road and 68th Street. "The only...
  • The Latest: Complex shades of 'Race'; 'Spirit' soars

    The Latest: Complex shades of 'Race'; 'Spirit' soars
    Sites of Race David Theo Goldberg and Susan Searls Giroux Polity Press; 208 pages Now that Barack Obama is president, with all the compromises and limits that that job entails, it's easy to forget the exhilaration we felt when the 2008 voting...
  • Saturday performance at Hampton University to honor Selma marches

    Local leaders are hosting a performance at Hampton University Saturday to commemorate the 1965 marches in Selma, Ala., by Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights leaders. “Remembering Selma: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Step Show,...
  • Arkansas House committee adjourns during Lee holiday debate

    The Arkansas legislative battle to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday came to an abrupt end Friday because too many lawmakers left the room. The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee met to...
  • Skid row residents ask for independent probe of fatal police shooting

    Skid row residents ask for independent probe of fatal police shooting
    With allusions to Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, skid row activists called Thursday for an independent investigation and release of police body-camera footage in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man on skid row....
  • Service for Willie T. Barrow, Chicago civil rights icon, draws over 200

     Service for Willie T. Barrow, Chicago civil rights icon, draws over 200
    A gospel choir dressed in all black sang as more than 200 people gathered Thursday on the South Side to honor late civil rights leader the Rev. Willie T. Barrow. A visitation at the headquarters of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition invited many accolades for...
  • Peter Yarrow, visiting Northampton Community College, keeps giving peace a voice

    Peter Yarrow, visiting Northampton Community College, keeps giving peace a voice
    Achieving world peace would seem like an impossible task, but that does not stop Peter Yarrow. He has been an activist for many causes, work that went hand in hand with the role he is most known for — as a member of Peter, Paul and Mary, a group...