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Martin Luther King Day

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  • On Baltimore and its monuments

    On Baltimore and its monuments
    I thank City Paper for sharing the short radio piece I produced with my colleague Mark Gunnery for The Marc Steiner Show on WEAA 88.9 FM over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in January (“Why Does Baltimore Have So Many Confederate Monuments?&...
  • Even in the Jim Crow South, a mother could impart wisdom about race

    I was born in South Carolina, in the Jim Crow South to a father from rural Mississippi who openly disliked people of color, and to a mother who was half Lebanese. My parents met in high school and found enough common ground to marry. But I never...
  • Ku Klux Klan propaganda blankets Whittier neighborhood

    Ku Klux Klan  propaganda blankets Whittier neighborhood
    Residents in a Whittier neighborhood awoke Sunday to find fliers advertising the Klu Klux Klan on their front lawns, authorities said. Those living in the 5400 block of Adele Avenue received plastic bags containing the fliers with KKK propaganda, a rock...
  • A lesson on 'southern heritage' and the profound power of symbols

    A lesson on 'southern heritage' and the profound power of symbols
    The debate swirling around the Confederate battle flag takes me back to a time early in my career when that symbol nearly cost me a job. It was when I first came to realize that for a lot of people, the Civil War was still alive and kicking, more than 125...
  • History of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds

    The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reignited calls for the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia to come down. Here's a look at the history of the flag's presence in the...
  • Church shootings a reminder of homegrown extremists

    Confronting extremists, law enforcement in the U.S. has been focusing on aspiring jihadists who align with the Islamic State, overshadowing longstanding concerns about avowed racists, neo-Nazis and anti-government militias. The South Carolina shootings,...
  • S.C. legislator: Take down Confederate flag, 'symbol of pride in one's hatred'

    S.C. legislator: Take down Confederate flag, 'symbol of pride in one's hatred'
    The Confederate flag has no place on South Carolina Statehouse grounds, and it's past time to remove the symbol of hatred, a Republican state lawmaker said Saturday, days after the shooting massacre at a black church 100 miles away. Rep. Doug Brannon,...
  • South Carolina legislator: Take down Confederate flag

    The Confederate flag has no place on South Carolina Statehouse grounds, and it's past time to remove the symbol of hatred, a Republican state lawmaker said Saturday, three days after the shooting massacre at a black church 100 miles away. Rep. Doug...
  • Judge mulls witnesses in lawmaker's bid to dismiss charges

    A judge heard arguments Friday but did not say when he would decide who must testify in response to Philadelphia state Rep. Louise Bishop's motion to dismiss criminal charges against her stemming from an undercover sting her lawyer accuses of only...
  • Clicking and Streaming: 'Dawg Fight,' a moving, brutal look into DIY pugilism

    Clicking and Streaming: 'Dawg Fight,' a moving, brutal look into DIY pugilism
    Billy Corben's "Dawg Fight" looks at DIY pugilism in West Perrine, Florida, one-time home of Kimbo Slice aka "King of the Web Brawlers," in 2008. A viral sensation from videos of mutual combat street fights, Slice made it out of the ghetto into a stable...
  • The other showdown in Springfield

    The other showdown in Springfield
    While the Democrats who run the Illinois House and Senate try to trick-bag Gov. Bruce Rauner and taxpayers with another phony budget, there's a negotiation going on that is very real — and critical to moving state government to be an efficient,...