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Martin Luther King Day

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  • The last best witness

    The last best witness
    One of the most powerful images in "The Movement," the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale photography exhibition about the Civil Rights Era, shows a group of demonstrators being assaulted with fire hoses at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Ala., on May 3,...
  • Hoops | New Trier girls off to fast start as boys rebound

    Hoops | New Trier girls off to fast start as boys rebound
    New Trier's boys and girls varsity basketball teams are experiencing something of a role reversal this winter. Both continued to play their new roles well last weekend with Central Suburban South victories against Glenbrook South. The experienced...
  • Girls hoops | Boards of education for Maine South

    Girls hoops | Boards of education for Maine South
    Maine South's girls basketball team has rebounded from a rough patch in December. Rebounding has been the key. "We looked at a lot of data," Hawks coach Mark Smith said. "If we rebound more than 30 times a game, we're 8-0. We really emphasize that...
  • Hundreds gather for MLK day of service

    Hundreds gather for MLK day of service
    Patricia Meade made sure she had the day off for Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday Monday. The Joliet woman used a vacation day to take the day off from work so she could join about 450 people in Joliet to give back to the community by volunteering....
  • Faces to Watch 2014: Classical music | Yotam Haber, Sunny Yang and more

    Faces to Watch 2014: Classical music | Yotam Haber, Sunny Yang and more
    The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked: Khatia Buniatishvili | Pianist The sultry young Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili sneaked...
  • 'Ride Along,' 'Frozen' fend off 'That Awkward Moment' at box office

    Two very different buddy comedies vied for the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend. Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's tough-talking cop romp "Ride Along" outgunned former Disney-bred teen idol Zac Efron's "That Awkward Moment" to emerge victorious...
  • In a grim city, a drill team marches to an uplifting beat

    In a grim city, a drill team marches to an uplifting beat
    CAMDEN, N.J. — Ice and mud surrounded the water tower in a rough neighborhood in this roughest of cities. Graffiti on the tower and on boarded-up windows of nearby houses spoke of despair: "Stop the Violence." "Stop Hating." "Keep Camden Clean."...
  • CPS issues new school calendar

    CPS issues new school calendar
    Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year. Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...
  • Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'

    Nation honors Martin Luther King: parades, service, 'no shots fired'
    With calls for a day of service to the poor and a renewed commitment to nonviolence, Americans on Monday commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday that honors the slain civil rights leader. President Obama and his wife, Michelle, will...
  • Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup

    Boys' Basketball: Seahawks beat Oilers in annual MLK matchup
    For the past eight years, the Huntington Beach and Ocean View boys' basketball teams have played on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and, like so many of their preceding games, Monday's nonleague matchup went down to the wire. This time, it was Ocean View...
  • The income inequality debate is now in the mainstream

    Whether it's because President Obama recently highlighted the issue or because most Americans are really feeling the pain, the debate over income inequality is now part of the mainstream kitchen-table debate. That's the conclusion to be drawn from a...