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  • The Rev. Gerald W. 'Jerry' Weiss, United Methodist pastor

    The Rev. Gerald W. 'Jerry' Weiss, United Methodist pastor
    The Rev. Gerald W. "Jerry" Weiss, a pastor of United Methodist churches in Maryland who enjoyed collecting and repairing antique clocks, died April 6 of heart failure at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 84. "His use by God went beyond local...
  • The Sterling controversy has given the NBA plenty of unexpected attention

    Donald Sterling gave the NBA a gift before he was kicked out of the club. The release of audio tapes with his now infamous, ill-conceived remarks to his girlfriend stirred a controversy that had the whole world talking about the NBA for a couple days,...
  • Race and the arc of history

    Re "Was Martin Luther King wrong?," Opinion, April 28 Martin Luther King Jr. was right: The arc of the moral universe is very long, and it does bend toward justice. This means that many things can happen along the sweeping path of the arc that are not...
  • City readies Bailey Arts space opening

    Pompano Beach officials are keen on improving arts in the city. The latest in the city's art ventures involves the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCa), a space that will serve as a creative arts studio for local artists and a venue for various art-related...
  • Street closure starts tonight for Crenshaw/LAX rail construction

    Street closure starts tonight for Crenshaw/LAX rail construction
    A portion of Crenshaw Boulevard in South Los Angeles will be closed Friday night in anticipation of the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line. Traffic will be halted for a block-long stretch that extends in front of Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw...
  • Comedy Central's 'Key & Peele' Team with Maker for Digital Comedy Series

    Maker Studios, the YouTube multichannel network being acquired by Disney, struck a deal with comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele" and Principato-Young Entertainment to produce an original shortform slapstick...
  • Review: 'An Autobiography of Black Chicago' by Dempsey Travis

    Review: 'An Autobiography of Black Chicago' by Dempsey Travis
    Dempsey Travis' "An Autobiography of Black Chicago," published in 1981, is getting a second life in an abridged reissue that narrows the focus of Travis' landmark panoramic work to his own inspiring success story. Travis, who died in 2009 at age 89, was...
  • The closing of Abu Ghraib and the U.S. failure in Iraq

     The closing of Abu Ghraib and the U.S. failure in Iraq
    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...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art

    Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art
    The survey of Civil Rights Era photography called “The Movement” at the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale is filled with scenes of courage in the face of horrible violence. But one of the most remarkable pictures in the exhibit is about...
  • Weekend preview: High on cafe con leche and sunshine

    Weekend preview: High on cafe con leche and sunshine
    What do you drink with a 75-foot-long Cuban sandwich? When you’re the guy responsible for creating the world-record Dagwood on Saturday at the inaugural Hallandale Beach Hispanic Festival, the answer is odd and understandable. “Café con...