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  • Deerfield race flap a crying shame

    Deerfield race flap a crying shame
    Can we all get along? After the latest discord coming from Deerfield Beach, I keep hearing Rodney King's famous plea for racial harmony echoing in my head. The white mayor, Jean Robb, said she is boycotting a city Black History Month event, partly...
  • On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future

    On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future
    President Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, but he will be focused less on the past than on the future, particularly the agenda he hopes to carry out beyond his time in office. Obama is laying...
  • In Selma, thousands join commemorative 'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march

    In Selma, thousands join commemorative 'Bloody Sunday' civil rights march
    Thousands of marchers, many singing “We Shall Overcome” or “This Little Light of Mine,” turned out Sunday to retrace the steps their forebears took half a century ago on the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge. The route was the same,...
  • Selma photographer captured history on 'Bloody Sunday'

    Selma photographer captured history on 'Bloody Sunday'
    As the column of black demonstrators in Selma, Ala., marched two by two over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, James "Spider" Martin and his camera were there to record the scene. It was March 7, 1965. Martin didn’t know it yet, but he was documenting one...
  • 'Heart of Boynton' to get first grocery store in 50 years

    'Heart of Boynton' to get first grocery store in 50 years
    The 'Heart of Boynton' has waited half a century for a grocery store. On Tuesday, the Boynton Beach redevelopment agency will announce the March 26 groundbreaking of a Family Dollar store at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Seacrest...
  • Orlando gives Tinker Field historic designation

    Orlando gives Tinker Field historic designation
    The field where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once addressed a civil-rights rally, and Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth once stepped up to the plate, will remain where it has been for 92 years. Orlando city commissioners voted Monday to designate Tinker...
  • Thousands join 2nd day of Selma remembrance

    SELMA, Ala. — Joyce K. Moore had never been to Alabama before. Though she's politically active, she's not sure she's ever participated in a civil rights march either. Yet on Sunday, Moore was in Selma, nearly 1,000 miles from her home in Upper...
  • Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided

    Selma, 50 years after march, remains a city divided
    In preparation for the weekend's goings-on, Selma city workers put up barricades downtown, outside Carter Drug. In the 1960s, the drugstore served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement because its soda counter would not serve black customers. As...
  • Full text of Obama's speech at Selma 50th anniversary commemoration

    Full text of Obama's speech at Selma 50th anniversary commemoration
    Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, as provided by the White House: It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes. Now, I have to imagine...
  • Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

    America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized much of the nation against...
  • Kentucky GOP clears path for Paul's dual campaigns

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul took his first step toward running for president with state party leaders on Saturday endorsing his plan for a presidential caucus in 2016. The move clears the way for Paul to run for president and for re-election to his Senate...