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  • U.S. attorney general to issue new guidance on racial profiling

    U.S. attorney general to issue new guidance on racial profiling
    Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday he would soon release new guidelines to limit racial profiling by federal law enforcement, a move long awaited by civil rights advocates. Holder announced his plan at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where...
  • A visit to the Helen Keller museum provides a reflection of Alabama's culture

    In 1902 Helen Keller wrote in her autobiography "The Story of My Life": "... during the first nineteen months of my life I had caught glimpses of broad, green fields, a luminous sky, trees and flowers which the darkness that followed could not wholly...
  • Zev Yaroslavsky, victim of term limits, reflects on decades in office

    Zev Yaroslavsky, victim of term limits, reflects on decades in office
    A decade into his long, public career, Zev Yaroslavsky ruminated about his motivation for first seeking elected office. "To save the world," he told an interviewer in 1985. A member of the Los Angeles City Council at the time, he conceded that he...
  • How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County

     How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County
    Gloria Molina came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1991 after a federal court threw out the previous year's election and ordered a new one for a new district, drawn with boundaries that gave Latinos something closer to a proportionate...
  • A sparkling holiday tradition - Allentown's Lights in the Parkway

    A sparkling holiday tradition - Allentown's Lights in the Parkway
    Allentown's Lights in the Parkway opens its 19th season on Friday, featuring more than a mile of illuminated displays, from holiday staples such as reindeer and snowmen to elaborate scenes such as "The Wizard of Oz" and the new "Twelve Days of Christmas."...
  • Farrakhan the false prophet

    Farrakhan the false prophet
    We are fortunate to have had three great leaders in the 20th century — each a man of color, each a man having no conventional power, each a man of peace. First, Mohandas Gandhi, then Martin Luther King Jr. and finally Nelson Mandela. Each taught...
  • Farrakhan should pipe down

    Farrakhan should pipe down
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan needs to shut his pie hole ("Speaking at Morgan, Farrakhan predicts violence in Ferguson," Nov. 22). Mr. Farrakhan's modus operandi is to instill hatred aimed at Caucasians and Jews into his rants. What he has done,...
  • Former West Side Ald. Jesse Miller Jr. dies at 72

     Former West Side Ald. Jesse Miller Jr. dies at 72
    Jesse L. Miller Jr. was working to improve and spur development in the North Lawndale community even before he was elected alderman of the 24th Ward, a post he held from 1991 to 1995. In his community activism, Mr. Miller was inspired by the Rev. Martin...
  • As Ferguson cleans up, government's response sparks criticism

    As Ferguson cleans up, government's response sparks criticism
    The sounds of cleanup -- crinkling glass, the pounding of hammers and the buzz of a circular saw -- filled the air Tuesday morning on South Florissant Road, where windows were smashed at businesses a block from the Ferguson Police Department headquarters....
  • The turkey and stuffing that unites us all

     The turkey and stuffing that unites us all
    The smell of a roasting turkey wafting from my mother's kitchen would set me to wondering what exactly the "thanks" in Thanksgiving meant. Of course, I had heard the story of the first Thanksgiving, beginning in kindergarten. How the Pilgrims were...
  • Acknowledging climate change in GOP's best interest

    Acknowledging climate change in GOP's best interest
    November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle. The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate. We have just entrusted Congress to a...