| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Digital Harbor High School is a diverse, inclusive and successful school that prepares students for computer technology careers, college and productive citizenship.
Recent media coverage about tensions among small groups of black and Latino students...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Shifting into general-election mode, GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Sunday visited an African American church in South Los Angeles, where he emphasized educational inequality as he sought to sway a traditionally Democratic audience....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:13 AM
When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production.
Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids.
"I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Giovanni Ribisi has joined the cast of Paramount's Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma," starring David Oyelowo as King and Tom Wilkinson as Lyndon B. Johnson.
Ribisi will play Lee C. White, an adviser to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson who was...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:21 AM
One man was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting in the Austin neighborhood overnight, among at least eight people shot across Chicago Thursday, police said.
The Austin shooting occurred around around 8:55 p.m. in the 5700 block of West...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:56 AM
A man broke into the Lorraine Motel this week and took a nap on a bed inside room 308, just a few doors down from room 306, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, WMCTV reports.
When security officers heard a window break early...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Q: Heads-up to a problem that has great potential for a nasty accident. My 4-year-old granddaughter is a member of Parkettes and attends on Saturday mornings. Clearly people need to heed the crosswalk and the extremely battered and worn sign to stop for...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:50 AM
" ... shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will."
— Martin Luther King Jr., 1963 letter from prison
Recent laws extending non-discrimination protections to...
| Feb 23, 2014
One day in May 1942, a group of young Chicagoans — black and white — opened a key chapter in civil rights history by refusing to take no for an answer when told that Jack Spratt Coffee House on East 47th Street didn't serve African-Americans....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:18 PM
There was a startling news item this week from Fairview Township, northern York County, where a gallant "neighborhood watch" has come to the rescue of the residents of Ridge Road.
I was startled because I once lived near Ridge Road in that township. I...
| Apr 20, 2014
The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed. The inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary -- Iraqi officials suggest the latter -- this ought to qualify as...