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  • 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/...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Analysis: King-Lee fight shows state grappling with its past

    Before Arkansas lawmakers convened for this year's legislative session, they were preparing for protracted debates over the future of the state's Medicaid expansion, a middle-class tax cut plan and an overcrowded prison system. Few could have predicted...
  • Bears await seed for 'special team'

    Bears await seed for 'special team'
    Earlier this season, there were plenty of people who took the Lake Zurich boys basketball team for granted. That's changed in a hurry. The Bears enter the week with a 20-8 record, and one heck of an impressive resume as the Class 4A playoff seeds are...
  • Iconic educator Bethune stood at helm of struggle for justice

    In a life that lasted from the aftermath of the Civil War to the dawn of the Space Age, Mary McLeod Bethune left her mark on the nation. More than any other black leader between Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., the woman who founded...
  • Brien Laing, former executive at American Hospital Supply, dies at 88

     Brien Laing, former executive at American Hospital Supply, dies at 88
    Brien Laing was a longtime executive at Evanston-based American Hospital Supply Corp. and then pursued a second career of sorts in academia, earning master's and doctoral degrees in American history. Mr. Laing, 88, died of complications from an...
  • Interfaith service at Hamden synagogue honors King legacy

    As Norman Rashba, a longtime member of Congregation Mishkan Israel, remembers the early 1960s, "the circumstances in the community were very interesting at that time. This was really the beginning of the social justice revolution." At Mishkan Israel, the...
  • Sally Ride's statue in, Junipero Serra's out? Great idea!

    To the editor: What a wonderful gesture that puts California in a positive light. Putting a statue of the late astronaut Sally Ride in the U.S. Capitol is symbolic of California's commitment to education and inclusiveness. ("State senator wants Sally Ride...
  • MLK's daughter and ESPN analyst are coming to UCF

    MLK's daughter and ESPN analyst are coming to UCF
    The daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. will join ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith as University of Central Florida's highlighted speakers for February's Black History Month. Bernice King will talk about "cultivating dreams" in front of a full crowd on Feb....