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  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Teaching 'Mockingbird' to today's students
    One of the charges of the high school English teacher is to help teenagers see the relevancy of literature to their lives. I'm always on the lookout on how to win over the students to read, in their minds, very old books from long, long ago. For...
  • Poverty, crime, race and fear [Commentary]

    Poverty, crime, race and fear [Commentary]
    My sophomore year Harvard announced a cost-cutting measure that made the news. Going forward the school would continue to provide toilet paper to freshmen dorms, but upper classmen would have to provide for themselves. Almost immediately, toilet paper...
  • Time To Lift Veil Of Suspicion Off Black Men

    Time To Lift Veil Of Suspicion Off Black Men
    As a 52-year-old, African-American woman who has devoted her life to a ministry of human rights and community building, my heart is burdened by the senseless death of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Michael defied...
  • Families of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin to join St. Louis peace rally

    The family of Oscar Grant, who was killed in 2009 by a BART police officer, will join the parents of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown on Sunday at a rally to call for peace after weeks of racial tension rocked this St. Louis suburb.  "First and...
  • Parents of Trayvon Martin will join Michael Brown's family for peace rally

    Parents of Trayvon Martin will join Michael Brown's family for peace rally
    As the world has watched violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. after a police officer fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the parents of Trayvon Martin will join Brown's family at a peace rally this weekend. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the...
  • St. Louis holds peace festival, with message from Michael Brown's family

    St. Louis holds peace festival, with message from Michael Brown's family
    Hundreds gathered at a downtown park Sunday for an annual "Peace Fest" attended by relatives of three young black men killed in controversial shootings: Trayvon Martin of Florida, Oscar Grant of California and Michael Brown, 18, shot two weeks ago in...
  • His shining moment: Al Sharpton's eulogy for slaying victim Michael Brown

    His shining moment: Al Sharpton's eulogy for slaying victim Michael Brown
    If you were able to watch the memorial Monday for Michael Brown, the unarmed young black man slain by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., you would have seen the Rev. Al Sharpton at his very best. Sharpton was the final speaker at the service in...
  • Wide racial gap in perceptions of Ferguson, Mo., unrest, poll finds

    Wide racial gap in perceptions of Ferguson, Mo., unrest, poll finds
    Blacks and whites see the events in Ferguson, Mo., through starkly different lenses, a new nationwide survey shows. The poll from the Pew Research Center, released Monday, shows Americans overall closely divided on whether the shooting by police of...
  • Theater of the absurd in Ferguson

    Theater of the absurd in Ferguson
    It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called theater of the absurd. These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work. What reminded me of...
  • Racial Wrongs Persist

    The op-ed "What We Tell Our Sons" [Aug. 16] and Leonard Pitts' column "Rage Resentment Boil Over In Missouri Town" [Aug. 15] express truths that oh so many more people need to hear. I recently watched the movie "The Butler" and was reminded, again, of...
  • Seeing Michael Brown

    In the chorus of voices last week protesting the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., one stood out: President Obama's. On the surface, what he said was routine in a presidential, consoler in chief kind of way: We've lost an 18-year-...