| Mar 7, 2015
| 7:56 PM
Text of President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, as provided by the White House:
It is a rare honor in this life to follow one of your heroes. And John Lewis is one of my heroes.
Now, I have to imagine...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 2:33 PM
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. ...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:17 PM
Thirty-nine people were displaced after a rowhouse fire in Northwest Baltimore spread to eight other homes on the block Thursday afternoon, a Fire Department spokesman said.
The fire was reported about 3 p.m. It started in a two-story home on the end of...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:15 AM
Chicago boasts its share of fine Americana artists. Among them is Jodee Lewis, a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice.
Lewis played the Old Town School of Folk Music on Sunday night, a performance that served as a celebration...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:00 AM
In 1960, the NAACP presented its highest honor — the Spingarn Medal — to poet and activist Langston Hughes. In accepting, Hughes made a point to give credit where he believed it was most due: "I can accept this only in the name of the Negro...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:26 AM
Antioch Public Library
757 Main St.
(847) 395-0874; http://www.apld.info
Meditation: Jennifer Morningstar will lead a class in guided meditation at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Bring a mat or cushion to sit on. Registration requested.
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:26 PM
Hampton University pointed south and toward defense in its 2015 recruiting class.
The Pirates' 13-man class on National Signing Day includes 10 defensive players and 12 from south of Virginia.
"We're very pleased with the class," head coach Connell...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:33 PM
HARTFORD— A civil rights activist who was a Freedom Rider and associate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will speak at the Hartford Public Library Thursday in honor of Black History Month.
Bernard LaFayette Jr.'s keynote talk, "Nonviolence in...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:36 PM
To celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we can listen to speeches, join festivities, and, of course, read books. Here are 14 essential reads about the man who led America's civil rights movement. Had he not been assassinated in 1968,...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Five books of different genres and for different ages all address race in a unique way.
They are the heart and soul of the 2015 edition of Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township.
“One of the things we’ve learned is it is through...