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  • Francis Barry: The Christian case against the Confederate flag

    The slaughter at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has reignited the debate over the state's flying of the Confederate battle flag on the grounds of the capitol. It's an old debate, but this tragedy offers a new way to look...
  • Supreme Court upholds far-reaching rules against racial discrimination in housing

    Supreme Court upholds far-reaching rules against racial discrimination in housing
    The Supreme Court on Thursday handed a rare victory to civil-rights advocates, endorsing a broad interpretation of a landmark 1960s-era law that forbids racial discrimination in housing. In a 5-4 decision that at times recalled the rhetoric of the...
  • Battle flag controversy extends to statues

    WASHINGTON Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy, declared shortly after secession in 1861 that the new nation's "corner-stone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man." Stephens is also one of...
  • City, county leaders demand change to address Confederate symbols in Maryland

    City, county leaders demand change to address Confederate symbols in Maryland
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for Maryland to stop issuing specialty license plates with the Confederate flag, and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has moved to rename the popular Robert E. Lee Park. The calls for change...
  • South Carolina shooting victims honored at AME church on North Shore

    South Carolina shooting victims honored at AME church on North Shore
    Members of various faiths came together in the rain outside St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Glencoe this week for a prayer vigil to honor the lives lost in the South Carolina church shooting. "God cries, and we are here tonight...
  • Symbolic moves after massacre good, but not enough

    Symbolic moves after massacre good, but not enough
    It is remarkable — but also deeply troubling — that tragedy sometimes can accomplish what common sense and respectful dialogue cannot. The burst of social and political accord that has followed the horrific execution of the pastor and...
  • Shakespeare or a bacon extravaganza? Your choice for Midwest festivals

     Shakespeare or a bacon extravaganza? Your choice for Midwest festivals
    Illinois July 3 to Aug. 7: Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Bloomington. The summer repertory season's offerings include Shakespeare's "Love's Labours Lost" and "Richard II," as well as "The Q Brothers' Q Gents by GQ and JAQ" — a hip-hop...
  • 'Someday Is Now' reflects influence of the '60s and Warhol on artist Sister Corita

    Pope Francis, meet Sister Corita. The timing is coincidental, but the opening of the large survey exhibition "Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" resonates with the publication last week of "Laudato Si,'" the pope's encyclical on the worldly...
  • New Winter Park library could be built at MLK Park site

    New Winter Park library could be built at MLK Park site
    Winter Park's new library could be the centerpiece of a lakefront complex in Martin Luther King Jr. Park. A task force recommended the MLK Park site in a 197-page report that was unanimously accepted by the City Commission this week — though...
  • Kim Kardashian to speak to prestigious Commonwealth Club

    Kim Kardashian is joining a prestigious list that includes Teddy Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates. The 34-year-old reality star is set to speak to San Francisco's venerable Commonwealth Club next week...
  • Confederate Flag Foes Gain Steam Across South

    Confederate Flag Foes Gain Steam Across South
    "The arc of the moral universe is long," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "but it bends toward justice." After an arc of a century and a half, a symbol of injustice is on the wane. That would be the Confederate battle flag, which gray-coated...