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  • Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans

    Trayvon Martin case strikes deep chord with Baltimoreans
    When 17-year-old John Edwards was shot in the head on Edmondson Avenue this month, no one marched on City Hall. There were no comparisons to Emmett Till, no columns in national newspapers about the anxieties of growing up black and male in a country...
  • Ed Harris, Chris Pine among Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's nominees for 2010

     
    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its nominations for the 2010 season on Tuesday. The Antaeus Company's production of Shakespeare's "King Lear" topped the list with five nominations, while Rogue Machine's "Four Places," Actors Co-op's "Wit,"...
  • Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announces winners for 2010

     
    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its winners for 2010 at a ceremony at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Monday evening. The awards, which recognize excellence in L.A. and Orange County theater, are voted on by theater critics......
  • Music review: Wadada Leo Smith’s 'Ten Freedom Summers,' REDCAT

     
    Josef Woodard reviews Wadada Leo Smith’s opus 'Ten Freedom Summers,' For the performances, the REDCAT stage was divided between Smith's “jazz-”minded Golden Quartet and Southwest Chamber Music....
  • On Trayvon Martin and a mom’s worst fear

     
    Although I have obsessively read and re-read news stories about Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Miami boy shot dead last month by a self-proclaimed neighborhood-watch captain in a Sanford community, I haven't been able to watch any television coverage...
  • Guess what? We’re having a surmise party

     
    Sunday's print column Tribune graphic by Michael Miner The long-term national forecast calls for heavy speculation with intermittent innuendo and a chance of sophistry. In the hotly controversial case involving the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon...
  • Trayvon Martin: Gov. Rick Scott promises thorough investigation

     
    On NBC's "Meet the Press," presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said Trayvon could be this generation's Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy who was lynched in 1955 in Mississippi. Emmett's killing "sparked the civil rights movement," Goodwin...
  • California lawmakers don hoodies to protest Trayvon Martin case

     
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. California lawmakers donned hoodies Thursday to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer.......
  • Estimated 300 Bodies Displaced In Burr Oak Cemetery Scheme

    Estimated 300 Bodies Displaced In Burr Oak Cemetery Scheme
    (WGN-AM)- Four people have been charged after authorities discovered that dozens of bodies had been dug up at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip and the grave sites illegally resold. Each was charged with one count of dismembering a human body, a...
  • Suspects Charged In Burr Oak Plot Receiving Protection In Jail

    (WGN-AM)- The four cemetery employees charged in the alleged scheme to dig up bodies and illegally resell their grave sites have been moved into a special section of Cook County Jail to avoid serious injury from other inmates, Sheriff Tom Dart said this...
  • Emmett Till's Casket Found In Burr Oak Storage Area

    Emmett Till's Casket Found In Burr Oak Storage Area
    (WGN-AM)- It wasn't until early Friday morning that Simeon Wright, the cousin of civil rights icon Emmett Till, learned that his relative's former casket had been tossed aside, neglected and rusted in a back storage room at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip....