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  • Oprah, other 'Selma' stars march in Alabama ahead of MLK holiday; recall civil rights struggle

    Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The remembrance comes after...
  • Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act

    Still seeking equality, 50 years after the Civil Rights Act
    To grow up in Atlanta is to be always aware of Martin Luther King Jr. and how his story intertwines with your own fate. I was born in 1978 less than a mile from the Atlanta house where King grew up. As a schoolchild, I visited Auburn Avenue —...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. roads: Plans afoot to improve corridors in Delray, Boynton

    Martin Luther King Jr. roads: Plans afoot to improve corridors in Delray, Boynton
    It wasn't always this way. Two roadways in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, with their litter-strewn vacant lots and boarded-up buildings, once were thriving business corridors. Sixty-five years ago, these roads, now named after slain civil rights...
  • Deerfield Cemetery now has a website

    Deerfield Cemetery now has a website
    Deerfield unveiled a new webpage for the village's historic cemetery this month, allowing guests to look up information on the lives, deaths and grave sites of the cemetery's long-term residents. "Over my 33 years with the village, I have collected bits...
  • 'Selma' just latest history film to face accuracy questions

    The movies just love, love, love history. But history does not love the movies back. Not even one little bit. Movies based on or re-creating the past have been a cinematic staple since the earliest days of silent film, with stage great Sarah Bernhardt,...
  • Kevin Sherrington: Tarpley's addiction battles had a 'butterfly effect' that might have cost Mavs a title

    When Roy Tarpley died recently at 50, the obituaries dutifully recounted the twin tales of the most tantalizing talent and troubled soul in Mavericks history. The good, and maybe great: The Sixth Man of the Year in only his second season. Led the Mavs to...
  • Q&A: Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour

    Q&A: Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour
    Sandy Barbour joined Penn State as director of athletics last July after spending a decade at the University of California. She stepped into a major role overseeing 31 varsity sports teams, headlined by the football program. During her short tenure,...
  • 'Wish you were here' postcards enrich record of Florida's past

    January is a big month for postcards in Florida, as dealers from the North arrive to offer their wares to postcard collectors at various shows around the state. On Jan. 30 and 31, for example, the Sunshine Postcard Club presents its winter show in Tampa...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango history

    'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the fastest-selling R-rated title in Fandango history
    Moviegoers are already hot for "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal Pictures' bondage-flavored Valentine's Day gift to cinemas doesn't open for nearly a month, but is already the fastest selling R-rated title in Fandango history. The online ticketer...
  • Robert H. Mayer: 'Selma' should be start of understanding civil rights movement

    Robert H. Mayer: 'Selma' should be start of understanding civil rights movement
    The new film "Selma" depicts events surrounding a set of 1965 marches for voting rights. As a student of the modern civil rights movement, my first impulse is to describe what the movie lacks. After listening to the "Fresh Air" interview with Ava...
  • Vinatieri Ready For Possible Farewell Game At New England

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Adam Vinatieri savored all those New England celebrations. He made the two big field goals in the "Tuck Rule" playoff game and, of course, the two game-winning Super Bowl kicks. On Sunday, the longtime Patriots kicker will return...