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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Watching James Brown tribute at the Bowl, thinking of Ferguson

    Watching James Brown tribute at the Bowl, thinking of Ferguson
    "What would James Brown do?" Anyone who knows the groundbreaking soul singer's biography understands that's not a question that inoculates against trouble. But in certain circumstances, such as when America is paying witness to the Ferguson, Mo., racial...
  • Negotiations for a baseball stadium in Winter Park strike out

    Negotiations for a baseball stadium in Winter Park strike out
    The city’s efforts to attract a minor-league baseball stadium ended today, when the Brevard County Manatees halted negotiations to build a new baseball stadium and parking garage in the city as the new home for its team. The Brevard Manatees, a...
  • All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu

    All flautas, all the time from La Casita Mexicana's Del Campo, Arvizu
    Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu of La Casita Mexicana are opening a new spot called Flautas in Baldwin Hills in October. And as the name suggests, the two chefs will only serve flautas with a variety of fillings and toppings.  Flautas will be a...
  • Quincy Jones Sees Himself in Those He Helps Around the World

    Quincy Jones has been involved in so many causes, staged so many benefits and spearheaded so many initiatives, starting from the 1960s and continuing to the present day, that the word "philanthropist" often seems to be appended to his name just as often...
  • Chicago photos of Martin Luther King Jr. in Smithsonian

    Chicago photos of Martin Luther King Jr. in Smithsonian
    He was a young priest with a camera when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago in the 1960s, but now his images of racial tumult and civil rights marches are housed in the Smithsonian. Bernard Kleina, an amateur photographer at the time,...
  • James Brady and the case for gun safety laws

    James Brady and the case for gun safety laws
    Jim Brady spent more than 30 years in a wheelchair, but he was one of the tallest men in Washington. The press secretary to Ronald Reagan was gravely wounded in the gunfire that also struck the president as he was leaving a Beltway hotel only a couple...
  • Winter Park abandons pursuit of minor-league baseball

    There's no crying in baseball, but fans of the game in Winter Park could be forgiven for shedding a tear or two. The city announced Thursday that it has abandoned efforts to bring a minor league baseball team to town. City Manager Randy Knight said...
  • Seeking truth in Ferguson, Mo.

    It has been said, "Blessed are the peacemakers," and Martin Luther King Jr. and his family have known what is most important for true civility and the well-being of all of humanity around the world. I also know that sometimes we do not have justice in...
  • We were boys, we were friends, we were enemies

     We were boys, we were friends, we were enemies
    Op Ed: The latest round of bombings, rocket attacks, airstrikes — sparked in part by the abductions and killings of three Israeli teenagers and a Palestinian teen — make hope for peace seem as impossible as these outrages against innocents are...