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  • Macotte's legal problems deepen with sixth suit filed by employee

    Macotte's legal problems deepen with sixth suit filed by employee
    A Mascotte utility department employee became the sixth person to sue her employer last week after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled there is "reasonable cause" to believe managers harassed her because she is black. Alana Wilson, who...
  • Preston faces challenge from Battle to keep Deerfield District 2 seat

    Preston faces challenge from Battle to keep Deerfield  District 2 seat
    DEERFIELD BEACH —Vice Mayor Ben Preston and activist Gloria Battle are competing for a second time for a commission seat in District 2. Preston defeated Battle in a 2011 special election for the seat that represents areas west of Dixie Highway,...
  • Alabama gay marriage fight echoes states' rights battles

    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's judicial building office overlooks Montgomery's Dexter Avenue, a history-soaked thoroughfare topped by the Alabama Capitol where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederacy and where the Rev. Martin...
  • 'Driving the King' explores civil rights movement circa 1955

    Driving the King by Ravi Howard; HarperCollins (336 pages, $25.99) Montgomery, Ala., November 1945: One of Alabama's favorite sons, rising music star Nat King Cole, returns for a rare hometown performance. Well, not everyone's favorite, as it turns...
  • History lesson on Christianity falls short at prayer breakfast

    There is no doubt that President Obama's remarks about Christianity at the National Prayer Breakfast last week were historically accurate. But they were also — let's face it — glib, facile and patronizing. I must immediately dissociate...
  • British academy awards hand trophies to 'Boyhood,' Redmayne and 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Slow-cooked coming-of-age tale "Boyhood" took the best film and director trophies at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, while Wes Anderson's candy-colored comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the biggest haul of prizes, with five. Both are...
  • Hollywood more interested in the story than in the facts

    Never mind the war between left and right over the politics of "American Sniper." What about the war between fact and fiction? In the Clint Eastwood-directed box-office juggernaut ($260 million and counting), adapted from Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's account...
  • Civil rights film 'Selma' a NAACP winner in ceremony that jabbed at other awards' black snubs

    The civil rights drama "Selma" won top honors at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took sharp notice of snubs of African-American artists and their work by the Oscars. "This is more than a movie," Oprah Winfrey, who was a "Selma" producer and...
  • Oscars 2015: How best picture nominees rank at the box office

    Oscars 2015: How best picture nominees rank at the box office
    The Academy Awards are next week, and two of the eight best picture nominees still hold spotsĀ inĀ the top 10 at the box office: "American Sniper" and "The Imitation Game." "The Grand Budapest Hotel" made its debut in March, far earlier than the limited...
  • 'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards

    'Selma' wins outstanding film of 2014 at NAACP Image Awards
    "Selma," the historical drama about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his crusade in 1965 to secure equal voting rights, won outstanding film of 2014 on Friday evening at the 46th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The film, which is...
  • Va. city to consider ending observance of Lee-Jackson day

    Charlottesville is considering an end to the local observance of Virginia's Lee-Jackson day, which celebrates two Confederate generals. The City Council is expected to take up the proposal on Tuesday, according to The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/...