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  • Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities

    Chicago a global city but not home to global celebrities
    Every year when awards season rolls around, the local media flutter with news of the Chicago connections. When the Amazon series "Transparent" won best TV comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes, loud note was taken of the fact that its creator, Jill Soloway,...
  • Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter

    Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter
    "Where are all the celebrities?" That's a question many supporters of #BlackLivesMatter protests are asking. At this moment of great unrest, some are feeling a lack of leadership from those who have worldwide media platforms. Many black actors and...
  • Baltimore author Wes Moore publishes his second book

    Baltimore author Wes Moore publishes his second book
    Baltimore author, entrepreneur and military veteran Wes Moore is a man on a quest. It's a long and arduous journey, full of false starts and unforeseen pitfalls. It's also the kind of quest that only an idealist undertakes. Moore is convinced that...
  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
  • Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons

    Ernie Banks truly a man for all seasons
    With a familiar glint in his eye and trademark grin on his face, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela...
  • Hurston's life fascinates as much as her fiction

    Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...
  • Lance Armstrong says he'd cheat again if doping remained pervasive

    Lance Armstrong says he'd cheat again if doping remained pervasive
    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs extensively during his career, said he would use them again if he was competing in the doping-abundant culture that existed in professional cycling during the 1990s. In...
  • Letter to the Editor: Sex trafficking is hidden blight in Lake County

    If you think human trafficking is a problem only in third-world countries and not here in the U.S., think again. The average age for girls to enter the commercial sex trade is just 12-14 years, while for boys, it is from 11-13. Runaways are prime targets...
  • 'Selma' leads NAACP Image Awards nominations with eight

    "Selma" dominated the nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards on Tuesday morning, earning eight nods in five categories: film; director for Ava DuVernay; actor for David Oyelowo; supporting actress for both Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey; and...
  • 'Selma' stars, including Oprah Winfrey, march in Alabama, honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, recalling one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights struggle. Their steps in tribute to King in...
  • 'Selma' cast marches in Alabama; free screenings for students planned

    'Selma' cast marches in Alabama; free screenings for students planned
    Setting aside the perceived snub of "Selma"  in the Oscars nominations last week, director Ava DuVernay and producer Oprah Winfrey joined their cast and crew to march alongside local residents of Selma, Ala., on Sunday in celebration of Martin Luther King...