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  • Judge Barbosa honored at Remembrance and Celebration Dinner

    Judge Barbosa honored at Remembrance and Celebration Dinner
    The 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner was held Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Chicago Marriott Northwest Hotel. This year's special honoree, the Honorable Manny Barbosa, United States Bankruptcy Judge for Northern Illinois, was presented a gift from...
  • Sam Smith takes top honors at Grammys

    Sam Smith takes top honors at Grammys
    The 57th Grammy Awards belonged to Sam Smith, the freshman British singer-songwriter who took home three of the four top awards — and underscored the lightning speed in which an artist can capture the popular imagination in the age of YouTube and...
  • Health Calendar for Feb. 10

    Events, screenings, tests and support groups around the county. EVENTS EXTENDED HOURS: Enroll Lake County! is offering extended hours on the final weekend of the enrollment period before the Feb. 15 deadline. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are...
  • Sojourner-Douglass College closes satellite campus in Edgewater

    Sojourner-Douglass College closes satellite campus in Edgewater
    Baltimore-based Sojourner-Douglass College, beset in recent months by financial troubles after losing its accreditation, has closed its satellite campus in Anne Arundel County. College President Charles Simmons said Friday that all but one employee at...
  • 'Birth of a Nation' anniversary has a heck of a bookend

    'Birth of a Nation' anniversary has a heck of a bookend
    In the history of American cinema, D.W. Griffith's 1915 landmark "The Birth of a Nation" is the gift that keeps on generating misgivings. Based on Thomas Dixon Jr.'s 1905 novel "The Clansman," and the subsequent stage version, Griffith's 12-reel Civil...
  • Around Town: Get ready to munch at popcorn celebration this weekend

    Around Town: Get ready to munch at popcorn celebration this weekend
    Popcorn is the word this weekend at the Orange County Market Place, the swap meet at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. The venue will celebrate National Popcorn Day by offering free popcorn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Captain...
  • Dooling recalls MLK Classic from Dillard days

    Before playing 13 seasons on seven teams in the NBA and even before his two stellar college seasons at Missouri, Keyon Dooling played his final year of boys basketball at Dillard High. Dooling, 34, also played a big part in the early years of the...
  • Oscar nominations 2015: Box office breakdown for best picture nods

    Box office numbers don't always reflect the success of a film during awards season. In fact, many awards front-runners are often distributed in limited release at art house theaters across the U.S. before they ever hit the megaplex. This year is no...
  • King looked beyond race in seeking economic equality

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s economic message was fiery and radical. To our society's great shame, it has also proved timeless. As we celebrate King's great achievement and sacrifice, it is wrong to round off the sharp edges of his legacy. He saw...
  • From this Selma house, Martin Luther King made civil rights history

     From this Selma house, Martin Luther King made civil rights history
    Jawana Jackson scrunched her eyebrows, momentarily puzzled as she stared at a bedroom bureau. "I really thought the pajamas were in one of these drawers," she said in the tone of an aunt concerned that her visiting nephew might go without proper...
  • Simsbury To Hold Fifth Annual MLK Day Celebration

    SIMSBURY — Martha Brackeen-Harris remembers the segregated drinking fountains, sitting on the back of the bus and lodging in dorm rooms at black colleges instead of hotels. But more vividly, Brackeen-Harris remembers meeting Martin Luther King Jr....