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  • Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers convicted of desecrating bodies

    Ex-Burr Oak Cemetery workers convicted of desecrating bodies
    Assistant State's Attorney Nick Trutenko strutted toward the exit of Judge Joan O'Brien's courtroom as jurors watched, then opened the doors and screamed into the hallway, his voice echoing: "Who would say that's OK? Anybody? Anybody at all?" Trutenko...
  • Rosa Parks documents reveal the fury behind the image of stoic protester

    Rosa Parks documents reveal the fury behind the image of stoic protester
    The black-and-white photograph of Rosa Parks on the bus looks familiar. She’s staring forward, reenacting her moment in history as if preparing for a place in a grade school textbook on the civil rights movement, conservatively dressed in a hat...
  • King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters

    King's message of civil disobedience resonates among protesters
    When he first heard that a white police officer had fatally shot a young black man near St. Louis last summer, the Rev. Jamal Bryant got a sick feeling in his stomach. Then a friend sent video. "Seeing Michael Brown's body on the ground, covered in...
  • Examine treatment of black males by criminal justice system

    The shooting death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown, by police officer Darren Wilson last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, is thought by some to have ignited a new civil rights movement. If true, from my perspective the new age movement is far and away from...
  • Mitch Albom: Ferguson was never just about Ferguson

    Ferguson was never just about Ferguson. If it were, black Americans wouldn't have said, "Here we go again." And white Americans wouldn't have done the same. If it were, Michael Brown's memory would not be placed alongside dead black men he never knew....
  • America needs reminding: 'Black lives matter'

    America needs reminding: 'Black lives matter'
    To the editor: Frankly, I am tired of seeing black women crying over the loss of their sons. It is gut-wrenching to see signs carried by small black children that read, "Black lives matter." ("As Ferguson anger simmers, protests in other cities are more...
  • 'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America

    'Through a Lens Darkly' tackles a photographic divide in America
    The photographs of young black men are startling in their contrasts: a slave in chains, a professor in a suit; a body dangling from a lynch mob's rope, a musician with a violin. The images illuminate a nation's racial divide and how African Americans...
  • Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock

    Review: 'Possibilities' by Herbie Hancock
    You don't have to be a jazz aficionado to be acquainted with Herbie Hancock, a protean musician who has ventured far afield from his jazz and classical roots to become something of an icon of American culture. Ranging freely from jazz to funk,...
  • The New Racism: First you deny racism exists.

    The New Racism: First you deny racism exists.
    Did you know Michael Brown was a devoted gang member with an extensive juvenile record who routinely robbed convenience stores and committed acts of mayhem? And did you know that when Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown, he wasn't using unjustified force, he...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • 'Clueless' star Stacey Dash joins Fox News as contributor

    'Clueless' star Stacey Dash joins Fox News as contributor
    Actress Stacey Dash has joined Fox News as a contributor, the network announced Thursday. “Stacey is an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates," said Bill Shine,...