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  • Obama memorabilia displayed in homes

    Obama memorabilia displayed in homes
    Valata Jenkins-Monroe contributed to Barack Obama's campaign and made a few phone calls on his behalf, but she doesn't consider herself a fanatic, not even with Obama posters, T-shirts, buttons, mugs, coasters and vases in her home -- along with a photo...
  • Ujima Village, a onetime urban oasis, closes down

    Ujima Village, a onetime urban oasis, closes down
    Charlene David walked through her ghost town last week, past empty driveways, rusting playgrounds, abandoned basketball courts, the overgrown community garden, the management office that closed months ago. This is what remains of Ujima Village, a...
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  • Lula Washington: A life changed by dance

    Lula Washington: A life changed by dance
    "There is no gum chewing allowed anywhere inside Lula Washington Dance Theatre," a sign warns on the dance academy's front door. Dwarfed by the big-box retail stores of Crenshaw Boulevard, the unassuming low-rise shell belies its explosive contents --...
  • Biscuits: Now that's flour power

    Biscuits: Now that's flour power
    They say that life is a journey and not a destination. That sentiment must surely include cooking, where the twists and turns of one memorable culinary adventure brought my husband and I right back home. Many years ago, we hosted a book party for an out-...
  • Lottery commercial redefines joy in spirit of Chicago Way

    When it comes to greetings during the Winter Shopping Spree vaguely associated with the 25th of December, I guess I'm hopelessly old-fashioned. I say "Merry Christmas." Some will think me too retro. Too bad. I'm like Linus from the "Peanuts" cartoons....
  • Thoughts from the Bullpen: Corporate America commercializing Christmas

    Merry Holiday, everyone. Yes, only three more days until Holiday, so I hope you all have your shopping done. Have you figured out what to get your friends for Holiday? Do you think the kids will be excited to run down and look under the holiday tree to...
  • In Theory: Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays?

    Q. According to a survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Religion News Service, Americans are split almost 50-50 what to say this holiday season — "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." Some Christian...
  • Harts M. Brown

    Harts M. Brown
    Harts Morrison Brown, a retired management consultant who had been a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died June 24 of lung cancer at the Veteran Administration Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center in Northeast Baltimore. The...
  • Looking for more (diverse) holiday cheer in Boynton Beach

     
    ???Tis the season to be jolly? Boynton Beach resident Herb Suss surely wasn???t at last night???s commission meeting. He reprimanded commissioners for not recognizing Hanukkah and Kwanzaa amid talk of the city???s holiday celebrations: a street parade,...
  • Winter freeze/exhibition opener

     
    Barring news over the next several days, the blog is going to take a little holiday hibernation while I visit family in the deep freeze of Iowa (negative wind chill). If there's any big news (e.g. a Mark Teixeira signing......