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  • 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....
  • Alabama Justice Roy Moore's legal reasoning on marriage is sound

    To the editor: Your criticism of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for ordering his state's probate judges not to obey a U.S. District Court judge is misplaced. The Alabama Constitution prohibits same-sex marriages. All authorities in Alabama are required...
  • FBI director confronts police, race relations: 'We are at a crossroads'

    FBI director confronts police, race relations: 'We are at a crossroads'
    Weighing in on the issue of police and race relations, FBI Director James B. Comey said Thursday that because patrol officers generally spend most of their time dealing with criminals, they may have a hard time believing that someone “could be...
  • Applications for US unemployment benefits jump, though remain at historically low levels

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week, though it is still at relatively low levels pointing to healthy hiring. Applications rose 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The increase...
  • 50 years after Watts, African Americans still feel caught between violent crime and the police

    50 years after Watts, African Americans still feel caught between violent crime and the police
    The new City Council member representing Los Angeles' 8th District will take office on July 1, just a month and a few days short of the 50th anniversary of the Watts riots. Around the nation, 1965 is celebrated as the year of the historic march from...
  • Arkansas House committee again rejects bill removing Robert E. Lee from King holiday

    An effort to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day failed again before a legislative panel Wednesday, despite supporters' arguments that the combined holiday...
  • Jeb Bush's aide quits in wake of insensitive online comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after apologizing for making insensitive remarks on Twitter, the technology chief of Jeb Bush's presidential campaign-in-waiting has resigned. Ethan Czahor, hired in January to serve as chief technology officer of the...