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  • "Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" by Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd

    "Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" by Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd
    "Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" By Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd Lawrence Hill Books, 144 pages, $19.95 In the summer of 1955, when Simeon Wright was 12, nothing excited him more than the coming arrival...
  • The Mississippi Delta's Health Care Blues

    The Mississippi Delta's Health Care Blues
    This crumbling Delta town, set amid cotton fields, abandoned railroad tracks and cypress-studded bayous, is a hard place. So hard that the plaintive sound of a local musician drawing a knife blade across the strings of his guitar gave birth to the...
  • Alsip: A starter spot where families tend to stay

    Alsip: A starter spot where families tend to stay
    On a recent sweltering day, the Aquatic Park in Alsip was packed with kids and adults splashing in the pool and soaking up the sun. The inviting oasis, which includes the outdoor pool, mushroom fountain for youngsters, playground and tanning hill, is...
  • February 19 - Author Simeon Wright

    February 19 - Author Simeon Wright
    Simeon Wright was only 12 when his teenage cousin, Emmett Till, was kidnapped from Wright's Mississippi home on August 28, 1955. A witness to the events leading up to and following that dreadful night, Wright saw his cousin's violent murder become a...
  • Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre

    Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre
  • Jackson: Obama's place in movement

     
    by Rick Pearson The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the anticipated nomination of Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate represents a crowning achievement for the civil rights movement as well as an "I-told-you-so" moment in the history of...
  • Rep. Dingell sets House longevity record

     
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and former President Bill Clinton, share a laugh at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Dingell (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) by Frank James "Change" was the rallying cry of last year's......
  • Slain L.A. theater director-producer Ben Bradley is remembered

     
    Bennett Bradley of Hollywood’s Fountain Theatre won awards for directing and producing plays that burrowed deeply into the African American experience, but friends and colleagues remembered Monday that he savored and contributed to nearly all of the...
  • Arrest made in death of Fountain Theatre director-producer Ben Bradley

     
    The L.A. Now blog is reporting this afternoon that Los Angeles police detectives have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of Bennett Bradley, a longtime director and producer at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood. Bradley, 59, was found......
  • Arrest made in slaying of East Hollywood theater director [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles police detectives have arrested a man in connection with the slaying of a longtime director of an East Hollywood theater, department officials said today.Bennett Bradley, 59, was found stabbed to death Jan. 2 at his Mid-Wilshire-area...
  • Murder suspect had relationship with slain director of East Hollywood theater

     
    A man who police said had a romantic relationship with a longtime director of an East Hollywood theater has been arrested in connection with his murder, Los Angeles police officials said today. Jose Fructuoso, 25, of Los Angeles is being......