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Nelson Mandela

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  • City Hall's hunger for money has no statute of limitations

    City Hall's hunger for money has no statute of limitations
    How desperate is Mayor Rahm Emanuel for cash to feed a ravenous City Hall? Let's have reader Charles V. Cerny, a retired suburban schools groundskeeper, answer this one. Cerny wrote to me about a bizarre notice he received from the city of Chicago's...
  • McAninch's new season features old and new favorites

     McAninch's new season features old and new favorites
    The upcoming season at the McAninch Center for the Arts in Glen Ellyn will feature African dance, the music of the Bee Gees, a finalist from "America's Got Talent" and comedy from Second City. The new season at The Mac, on the campus of the College of...
  • U.S., Swiss target FIFA officials in corruption probe

    U.S., Swiss target FIFA officials in corruption probe
    The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami....
  • Sepp Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

    Sepp Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president
    The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA. The 79-year-old leader of the world's most popular sport defied global animosity last week to win four more years in office. But his re-election only...
  • In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision

    In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision
    Early one weekend morning, just after the nightclubs had closed, three young white men ambled into the harsh fluorescent light of a South African takeout food franchise. They whistled at the staffers, all of them black, tugged their clothing and pulled...
  • Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days

    Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: 10-Plus Movies Over 9 Days
    When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, he set in motion the adoption of a new constitution, with an emphasis on equality of rights and opportunities. This openness was not just intended for blacks. It extended to LGBT citizens,...
  • WHO warns: Careful with names of diseases

    Fresh from stumbling to victory over Ebola in Africa, the World Health Organization has set its sights on a new adversary: disease ... names. Yes, the names. Those who name emerging diseases — scientists, national authorities, even news media...
  • A Mandela visits West Boca for A Spring of Hope

    A Mandela visits West Boca for A Spring of Hope
    It has been 10 years since a vacation turned into a mission for Brittany Helena Young and her mother Joanne Young. Their nonprofit A Spring of Hope is up and running and has already bored 27 well holes to bring clean water to rural schools in two...
  • Nelson Mandela's widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world

    Nelson Mandela's widow urges Morgan State grads to change the world
    As more than 800 students celebrated their graduation from Morgan State University on Saturday, human rights activist Graca Machel urged them to use their education to transform the world into a better place. "It has been proved that education sows the...
  • Outreach project

    It has been 10 years since a vacation turned into a mission for Brittany Helena Young and her mother, Joanne Young. Their nonprofit A Spring of Hope has bored 27 well holes to bring clean water to rural schools in two provinces in South Africa. Their...
  • Black youth: Let them be recognized, not radicalized

    Black youth: Let them be recognized, not radicalized
    Black youth protesting on the streets of America should be recognized and celebrated, not demonized. For four centuries, black youth have been the moral compass of the U.S. Black youth have borne the brunt of violent oppression fighting enslavement,...