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Martin Luther King Day

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  • NCAA feeling pressure to take stand against controversial Indiana law

    NCAA feeling pressure to take stand against controversial Indiana law
    This is usually a happy time of year for college basketball, a chance for the game to take center stage with all eyes focused on March Madness. But just days before the Final Four tips off in Indianapolis, the mood surrounding the tournament has...
  • How Indiana's new anti-LGBT law puts the state and businesses in a bind

    How Indiana's new anti-LGBT law puts the state and businesses in a bind
    The business community's response to an Indiana measure legalizing discrimination against LGBT persons in Indiana under the guise of religious "freedom" has been encouraging, even uplifting.  Several businesses and business organizations warned...
  • If Indiana Chooses To Exclude, Let's Exclude It From Sports

    If Indiana Chooses To Exclude, Let's Exclude It From Sports
    ALBANY — The year was 1985 and the NCAA women's Final Four was in Austin. Geno Auriemma remembers arriving at the University of Texas, looking around and thinking, "They have buildings bigger than our campus. It's another world." Auriemma was...
  • 27 fun facts about Stevie Wonder

    A marketing-savvy producer dubbed the 11-year-old musician Little Stevie Wonder. What a prophetic decision, because Stevie turned out to be one of the most revered musicmakers of our time, with catchy, creative songs about relationships and social issues....
  • 10 arrested after DA says Philly police shooting isn't crime

    Ten people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at a raucous Philadelphia community meeting where protesters shoved police officers and threw chairs in anger over the district attorney's decision against charges in a fatal police-involved...
  • DA: Philadelphia police-involved shooting tragedy, not crime

    The fatal shooting of a motorist by police during an overnight traffic stop in December was a tragedy but not a crime, Philadelphia's district attorney said Thursday. Evidence including surveillance video corroborated the officers' story that 26-year-old...
  • Coming Together: First-hand witnesses share pivotal experiences about race

    Coming Together: First-hand witnesses share pivotal experiences about race
    If anyone needed a reminder of the relevance of a sober examination of race relations in the United States, the national news of late has answered the call. From a police department in Ferguson, Mo. to a fraternity house at the University of Oklahoma,...
  • List of fraternity and sorority incidents involving race

    The University of Oklahoma recently banned the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon and expelled two students after members were caught on video doing a racist chant. Some examples of fraternity and sorority chapters that have gotten into trouble because of...
  • Oklahoma incident spotlights race problems at fraternities

    Their reputations sullied by race-tainted incidents, many colleges are clamping down on campus fraternities. Despite some swift and tough actions by schools — and in some cases, public humiliation — episodes such as the racist chants by...
  • 8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines

    8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines
    The offenses are numerous and well documented: A Yale fraternity chants, "No means yes, yes means anal," on campus. Partygoers at an Arizona fraternity dress as racial stereotypes to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A Michigan fraternity and sorority...
  • Aurora women visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march

    Aurora women visit Selma to mark 50th anniversary of historic civil rights march
    When Angelia Hall, of Aurora, got an email in late January offering a free bus ride from Chicago to Selma, Alabama, to mark an historic civil rights event this weekend, she signed up right away. It was a good thing she did, because the next day, the bus...