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  • In 'Selma,' David Oyelowo digs deep to play Martin Luther King Jr.

    In 'Selma,' David Oyelowo digs deep to play Martin Luther King Jr.
    Shortly before the actor David Oyelowo began shooting the part of Martin Luther King Jr. in the new historical drama "Selma," he set out on a video-hunting mission. Oyelowo was searching for something that would help him get under the skin of his subject — that would go beyond the polished statue of photo ops and speech clips — when the longtime King ally Andrew Young handed him a piece of unseen footage.
  • A look back at Marion Barry's battles with Congress

    WASHINGTON Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., was likely the most surprising name in the program at Marion Barry's funeral service on Dec. 6, considering the former District of Columbia mayor's tumultuous relationship with Capitol Hill. "We...

    Congressional Black Caucus members react to decision in Ferguson

    WASHINGTON Just as America seems divided on the death of a young black man in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Congressional Black Caucus are showing their own divisions over the racially charged incident that has prompted many in Congress to wonder how they...

    Leaders praise Marion Barry, flawed and flamboyant Washington mayor, dead at 78

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and other political leaders on Sunday mourned Marion Barry, Washington's flamboyant and flawed former four-term mayor whose political career survived a highly publicized 1990 drug arrest after he was caught on videotape...

    Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

    Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns
    Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death by a...