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  • Vincent Harding dies at 82; historian wrote controversial King speech

    Exactly a year before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, he delivered a speech that alienated ordinarily sympathetic politicians, liberal commentators and even some of his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement. In a...
  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
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  • Bryan Cranston: All the World's His Stage

    Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he'll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone -- anyone, including you -- lives life. "I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago," he says, launching into a monologue with the easy...
  • Maya Angelou Dead at 86

    Maya Angelou, the renowned poet, author and civil rights activist, has died at the age of 86, Variety has confirmed. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines told the local Fox affiliate that Angelou was found unresponsive by her caretaker on Wednesday morning....
  • Maya Angelou, a daughter of the South, a voice for us all

    Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention. The St. Louis-born daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper family, Angelou had been a streetcar...
  • Maya Angelou's death brings forth memories, tributes from Md. friends

    When he went to bed Tuesday night, Levi B. Watkins was looking forward to flying to North Carolina this week to visit a "close friend and soul mate," just as he'd done so often for years. His stay at the home of poet Maya Angelou, he was sure, would...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Titusville attorney suspended over failure to pay federal tax timely

    Titusville attorney suspended over failure to pay federal tax timely
    Titusville attorney Susan K.W. Erlenbach has been suspended by the Florida Supreme Court for one year, according to a news release from the Florida Bar. Erlenbach’s suspension, which begins June 2, was due to failure to file tax returns in a...
  • Art project expands to 500 paintings on Seminole trail

    Art project expands to 500 paintings on Seminole trail
    Do not call Jeff Sonksen an artist. Yes, he's the painter behind the celebrity portraits along the Seminole Wekiva Trail. And yes, he sometimes sells his work at local galleries.  But Sonksen considers himself a carpenter who just happens to know...
  • Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'

    Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'
    You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken. One of my first...