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Martin Luther King Day

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  • Maya Angelou Day: Ceremony in Boca to memorialize late poet

    Maya Angelou Day: Ceremony in Boca to memorialize late poet
    Thursday is Maya Angelou Day in Boca Raton. The legendary late poet and author will be honored with a proclamation from city leaders that will be presented to her grandson, Elliott Jones, a community activist from Miami. According to the 28-year-old...
  • Hundreds expected Sunday at Holocaust March of Remembrance

    Hundreds expected Sunday at Holocaust March of Remembrance
    Christians and Jews perceived to have little in common are forging a connection through an event that pains them both: the Holocaust. Hundreds of Christians and Jews from an assortment of denominations are expected to march through Boca Raton Sunday from...
  • Youth Leadership teens crusade to ban smoking in Elgin parks

    Smoking in Elgin parks — except on the golf courses — will become a thing of the past if a group of Elgin teens have their way. About 12 of the 120 kids involved in Elgin's Youth Leadership Academy made a presentation at the last Elgin City...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Indiana faces long road to restore image after religious law

    Indiana tourism agencies are rolling out campaigns emphasizing that everyone is welcome, but it might not be enough to quickly restore the state's battered image after a backlash over its religious objections law. An uproar sparked by fears that the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...