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  • Donald P. Russo: 'Selma' Oscar snub, success of 'Sniper' upset liberals

    Donald P. Russo: 'Selma' Oscar snub, success of 'Sniper' upset liberals
    Brittney Cooper's recent article in the fashionable leftist online magazine, Salon, excoriated New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd for her column criticizing the movie "Selma." According to Cooper, Dowd's primary offense was her alleged cultural...
  • School regrets Black History menu of chicken, collard greens

    The president of Wright State University and its dining services vendor have apologized for a Black History Month menu that featured fried chicken and collard greens. The menu screens at the Ohio school also offered mashed potatoes and cornbread under...
  • Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle

    Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic's apology in dreadlocks debacle
    Zendaya Coleman has accepted Giuliana Rancic's apology for remarks over the "locs" hairstyle she wore on the Oscars red carpet, invoking the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a statement talking about "hidden prejudice" and explaining why she stood...
  • Oscars: Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic apology

    Oscars: Zendaya accepts Giuliana Rancic apology
    Most Oscar fashion commentary is long forgotten. But 2015 may be remembered for a Disney star's gracious reaction to offensive remarks. "Fashion Police" commentator Giuliana Rancic was widely castigated for her critique of Zendaya’s dreadlocks....
  • Former Southern Coach James Barber Just Keeps Running

    Former Southern Coach James Barber Just Keeps Running
    In the early 1960s, at Southern Connecticut State College, James Barber held the record for the 120-yard high hurdles, and the 300- and 440-yard intermediate hurdles. The thing about runners — they never quit. New Haven has many heroes, and...
  • 'Birdman' named Best Picture, as Academy spreads the Oscars around

    'Birdman' named Best Picture, as Academy spreads the Oscars around
    In an especially strong year for movies, it seems fitting that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose to honor many different films with Oscars on Feb. 22. In fact, all eight Best Picture nominees received at least one award, and no...
  • A Believer In Power Of Civil Rights, Education

    Claudia Mallett was a quiet but passionate woman who believed in the power that education conferred. She was a leader of the civil rights and peace movement in Detroit for 30 years, and helped hundreds of children as a school social worker. In...
  • Health Calendar for Feb. 24

    Health Calendar for Feb. 24
    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county EVENTS MOBILE HEALTH: The Community Care Connection, a mobile health unit from Rosalind Franklin University, will offer free health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar,...
  • After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

    What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. The lack of non-white contenders for major acting awards this year became a focus on the day Oscar nominations were...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Artists sing songs in the key of Stevie Wonder for tribute concert

    Producers of the CBS-Grammy Awards all-star concert tribute to Stevie Wonder looked on during rehearsals Tuesday as singers Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Ariana Grande sat on black stools rehearsing Wonder's 1970 hit "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." They...