| Apr 26, 2015
| 9:50 AM
One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War's end, several Southern states will mark Confederate Memorial Day as an official state holiday.
In ceremonies scattered across the states of the Old Confederacy, cannons will sound, mournful bagpipes...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Sanford and Ocoee have tried what other cities only talk about: bridging the divide between black and white.
In 1999, Ocoee created its West Orange Racial Reconciliation Task Force. In 2012, black and white pastors formed Sanford Pastors Connecting...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 10:24 AM
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...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 10:31 AM
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 law...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 8:43 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:52 PM
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."
| Feb 27, 2015
| 8:10 AM
There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 9:19 AM
The Vernon Board of Education approved its school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year, but not until it heard concerns over which holidays are observed, and which are not.
Superintendent Mary Conway said her proposed calendar was constructed after...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:00 AM
It was a noble gesture intended to salve the wounds of this former mill town’s segregated past.
Mayor Welborn Adams and the local American Legion raised $15,000 for new plaques on the town’s war memorial to replace ones that designate the...