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  • Rep. John Lewis asks crowd in Selma to build on legacy

    Fifty years after being beaten by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, U.S. Rep. John Lewis told a crowd gathered there to build on the legacy of the civil rights movement and to stand up for what they believe in. Thousands are gathered in Selma, Alabama,...
  • Obama's Selma speech: 'Our march is not yet finished'

    Obama's Selma speech: 'Our march is not yet finished'
    This is a transcript of President Obama's remarks as delivered on the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday' march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Audience:  We love you, President Obama! The President:  Well, you know I love you back. ...
  • Remembering Selma 50 years later

    It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South. 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr.'s...
  • 50 years after Selma, civil-rights issues remain: Editorial

    50 years after Selma, civil-rights issues remain: Editorial
    The timing of the 50th anniversary of the Selma civil-rights march couldn't be better. As the nation continues to grapple with problems associated with race, excessive force by police and the vote, there may be no better time to pause for a national...
  • March 7 Letters: City Farm, Sweet Briar College, Keystone pipeline

    The best option Regarding comments made in the Feb. 28 letter ("Troubling events"), I would agree. Newport News City Manager James Bourey is definitely making sure areas designated for the 2015 March Marathon are getting extreme makeovers. I'm waiting to...
  • Health Calendar for Feb. 24

    Health Calendar for Feb. 24
    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county EVENTS MOBILE HEALTH: The Community Care Connection, a mobile health unit from Rosalind Franklin University, will offer free health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar,...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable

    Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable
    How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness." None of the directors nominated, he added, could be accused...
  • Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage

    Oscars 2015: Academy tries to highlight diversity onstage
    “Tonight we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Sorry, brightest,” quipped host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening remarks onstage at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Harris was poking fun at a perceived lack of diversity...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Glory' wins for original song

    Oscars 2015: 'Glory' wins for original song
    “Glory,” John Legend and Common’s stirring anthem from “Selma,” won the Academy Award for original song Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Widely tipped to take the Oscar, the song promises to “fight on...
  • Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' is best picture; Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne win top acting honors

    Oscars 2015: 'Birdman' is best picture; Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne win top acting honors
    “Birdman” soared at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, winning best film as well as directing honors for Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up movie superhero who seeks redemption on the Broadway...