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  • Education notebook: Virginia Wesleyan to host Buddhism scholar, Hampton NAACP to host education forum, TNCC adds paramedic training

    Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus. Both programs are free and open to the public. The...
  • A prior journey across the bridge in 'Selma, Lord, Selma'

    A prior journey across the bridge in 'Selma, Lord, Selma'
    Long before the Oscar-nominated "Selma" was championed as the first major motion picture about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., another film chronicled the civil rights leader's march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery. "Selma, Lord, Selma" was a made-for-...
  • Full house hears Suze Orman on gay civil rights

    Financial media guru Suze Orman looked over 1,000 people, gay and straight, who came to see her speak at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton. Orman introduced herself as a lesbian at a panel discussion on civil rights for Florida's gay, bisexual and...
  • Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community

    Spady Museum's MLK Breakfast inspires community
    With an energizing round of speeches, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at its 15th annual breakfast. "Be inspired to serve your community. Martin Luther King Day isn't about a day off but a day on," said...
  • Party: Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee

    Party: Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee
    Although the annual dinner of the Anne Arundel County Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee was in its 27th year, this year's $60-$100-a-ticket event — which drew about 700 guests to the La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie — also contained a "first,"...
  • A Grammy for James Franco? Weird tales from the spoken word category

    A Grammy for James Franco? Weird tales from the spoken word category
    Who do you think should win the Grammy this year? Polymath actor/director/artist/etc. James Franco? High camp maestro John Waters? Recently deceased comedy diva Joan Rivers? Inspirational disco queen Gloria Gaynor? Or should the prized award go to...
  • On civil rights, give religion credit where credit is due

    To the editor: Michael Shermer is wrong to say that "the abolitionist movement was primarily inspired by such secular documents as the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man." ("The influence of science and...
  • Arkansas panel rejects removing Robert E. Lee from MLK Day

    Arkansas panel rejects removing Robert E. Lee from MLK Day
    A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected by lawmakers Wednesday after opponents said the move would belittle Southern heritage. The proposal...
  • Three new K-9 units to join ranks of Lake County Sheriff's Office

    Three new K-9 units to join ranks of Lake County Sheriff's Office
    Three new K-9 units have been budgeted for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the agency is planning to let local middle school children name the dogs. The sheriff’s office previously operated with up to five K-9 units, but the...
  • 'Selma' star Oyelowo says political correctness gone too far over Cumberbatch comment

    "Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "colored" in an interview. Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma," said at the film's European...
  • Style standout: Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee dinner

    Style standout: Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee dinner
    Dee Goodwyn, 64, is known for making a statement with what she wears. And at the Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner, she did not disappoint. “I have my own style and everyone knows to expect something different from me,” the Severn...