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Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • The conscience of a conservative

    This year, from the Supreme Court to the sports pages, discussions of racism have dominated the news. But let's not kid ourselves and think this is all something new. When it comes to racial issues, the most unfairly maligned American of the last 50 years...
  • Simsbury Students Work To Make Martin Luther King Memorial A Reality

    Simsbury Students Work To Make Martin Luther King Memorial A Reality
    SIMSBURY — What started as a history investigation to prove that Martin Luther King Jr. had spent two summers working in Simsbury, has grown into a community project of greater proportions. A group of students and community advisors are now hoping...
  • 2014 Oscar Preview: This Year's Race Off to a 'Grand' Start

    June 30 marks the year's midpoint -- i.e., the halfway mark of Oscar eligibility. And so far, 2014 is in better shape than last year. The fests have offered some hot contenders that will open later in the year, as usual. But the difference this year is...
  • Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing

    Congressional leadership awkwardly hold hands, sing
    Somewhere, somehow, there's at least one person who thought it would be a good idea for the Congressional leadership of two opposing parties to hold publicly hold hands. And sing. At at ceremony Tuesday to posthumously award the Congressional Gold...
  • Oprah Winfrey's MLK Drama 'Selma' Set for Christmas

    Setting up a major awards season push, Paramount Pictures and Pathe have set the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. drama "Selma" for a limited release in the U.S. on Christmas. The film will open wide on Jan. 9. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film is being...
  • Amid resident concerns, Rollins takes a breather on baseball stadium deal

    Amid resident concerns, Rollins takes a breather on baseball stadium deal
    The idea seems simple. Replace a 1,000-seat stadium on land owned by Rollins College with a 2,500-seat stadium to accommodate a minor league baseball team. Getting there, however, is proving to be more difficult, as opposition grows from Winter Park...
  • Rekha Basu: 'Freedom Summer,' a reminder our work is not finished

    Until she went to college, Patti Miller had never so much as spoken to a black person. There were few opportunities in her hometown of Jefferson, Iowa. And when she might occasionally see someone of African ancestry in Des Moines, her mother would...
  • U.S. policies, national denial, responsible for influx of Guatemalan migrants at border

    For once the Republicans got it right. But not in the way they think. Indeed, President Obama carries the representative blame for the debacle (including reports of abuse) of largely Guatemalan migrant children currently overflowing shelters at the...
  • Hartford Residents Say Fix Schools Before Building Ballpark

    Hartford Residents Say Fix Schools Before Building Ballpark
    HARTFORD — In short, rhyming bursts, Chris Brown summed up the feelings Monday of dozens who spoke about a proposed minor league stadium in Hartford. "In a startling announcement on the sunny fourth of June, from left field came a stadium surprise...
  • Maya Angelou's uncomfortable facts and truths

    Maya Angelou's uncomfortable facts and truths
    Caution: The following tribute to the late, great author-poet Maya Angelou may be hazardous to some of my touchier readers. The previous paragraph is called a "trigger warning," a disclaimer of the sort that often has been applied to online...
  • Film Review: '1971'

    Joanna Hamilton's well-constructed documentary "1971" showcases ordinary people who broke into a local FBI office, stole all the files and published them, thereby revealing to the unsuspecting American public the shocking illegal practices of J. Edgar...