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Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • African-Americans must heed call to serve their communities

    African-Americans must heed call to serve their communities
    Over the past several months, I have seen the brittle relationship between the African-American community and law enforcement further deteriorate. As an Afro-Latino and a former law-enforcement officer, I stand watch from a peculiar place in that I...
  • Scott Foundas' Top 10 Films of 2014

    It was a year of many tortured geniuses onscreen -- Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking, J.M.W. Turner, Brian Wilson -- and behind the scenes, where directors like Bong Joon-ho, James Gray and Paul Schrader fought producers and distributors over final cut, and...
  • New Trier calendar keeps school in session on some holidays

    New Trier calendar keeps school in session on some holidays
    Determined to ensure that the $100 million renovation of New Trier High School's Winnetka campus is completed on time and within budget, officials voted to approve a calendar for the next three school years that includes holding classes on holidays...
  • SXSW 2015: Ava DuVernay and RZA to deliver film keynotes

    SXSW 2015: Ava DuVernay and RZA to deliver film keynotes
    As her new film "Selma" begins to surge in the year-end awards race on its way to a Christmas Day opening, filmmaker Ava DuVernay was announced today as keynote speaker for the upcoming South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. The festival runs...
  • 'Selma' to open Palm Springs Film Festival, 'Boychoir' to close

    Ava DuVernay's civil rights drama "Selma" will open the 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is set for Jan. 2-12, organizers announced Tuesday. Starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., "Selma" chronicles the three months in...
  • 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...