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  • Oscars 2015: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

    Oscars 2015: Academy names Governors Awards recipients
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and give honorary Oscars to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara....
  • Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5 million to Buffett son: lawyer

    (Reuters) - A foundation controlled by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett has paid $4.5 million for hundreds of artifacts belonging to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, a lawyer for Parks' heirs said on Friday. The artifacts, which include...
  • Robert J. Fisher: American history offers insight into Ferguson shooting, riots

    On March 5, 1770, a contingent of British soldiers fired on a crowd of unarmed protesters who were threatening a sentry. Five colonists were killed in what became known as the Boston Massacre. Committees of Correspondence were formed to publicize news...
  • Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Movies coming soon to Orlando
    Tinseltown is up to its old tricks. In hopes of Oscar glory, Hollywood is saving some of its biggest movies for the year's final weeks. Yet these titles, stars and subjects do raise expectations that, after a disappointing summer, some memorable movies...
  • Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'

    Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'
    We know nearly everything there is to know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., or so we think. But in his new book, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," the PBS and public radio host Tavis Smiley turns his...
  • Michael Brown laid to rest with recollections and calls to action

    ST. LOUIS Shortly before Michael Brown died, his stepmother was admitted to the hospital. He became convinced she wasn't going to make it. "Because I've been dreaming about death," Cal Brown recalled her stepson saying, recounting a conversation at his...
  • Foley's brutal, thuggish murder

    For God's sake, would news outlets please refrain from calling the brutal, vicious,  thuggish murder of James Foley an "execution"? That is absurd.  "Execution" implies at least a modicum of the rule of law, judicial oversight and a legitimate state...
  • Bethune-Cookman QB Quentin Williams looks for big senior year

    Bethune-Cookman QB Quentin Williams looks for big senior year
    DAYTONA BEACH — When Quentin Williams arrived at Bethune-Cookman University in 2011, he was used to being the Big Man On Campus. He came in with flashy accolades as Florida's Mr. Football. He was fresh off guiding Tampa Jefferson to a Class 3A...
  • Obama fails History 101

    President Obama doesn't know much about history. In his therapeutic 2009 Cairo speech, Obama outlined all sorts of Islamic intellectual and technological pedigrees, several of which were undeserved. He exaggerated Muslim contributions to printing and...
  • James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...
  • Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide

    Peniel E. Joseph: Ferguson protests expose a civil-rights generational divide
    This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age. When asked who is the leader...