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  • 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...
  • Black History Month - The Ballad of Emmett Till

    FOUNTAIN'S 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON opens with the WEST COAST PREMIERE of "THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL" in celebration of Black History Month . The Ballad of Emmett Till - Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, Ifa Bayeza's lyrical integration of...
  • 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...
  • 10 things you might not know about racism

    10 things you might not know about racism
    With the election of an African-American president, some people thought this country had suddenly become "post-racial." Well, hardly. A new book quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as saying that America was ready for a president like Barack Obama...
  • Charges against four defendants dropped in Pasadena teen's death

    Saying the cases had "no reasonable hope of success," Anne Arundel County's chief prosecutor dropped manslaughter and other charges yesterday against four young white men accused in the death of a black Pasadena teenager in a brawl last summer. State's...
  • Two cases show how vast our racial divide remains

    HOW DID Marylanders end up with two poignant moments in race relations in just one week? Well, it can't be because we're lucky, because one of those moments involves the death of Noah Jamahl Jones, a black teenager who died last year after a melee...