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  • 50 years after Selma, Americans in U.S. territories cannot vote

    50 years after Selma, Americans in U.S. territories cannot vote
    In his speech last month commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil-rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., President Obama described the right to vote as the "foundation stone of our democracy." For Americans living in the U.S. territories,...
  • John Boehner, Dana Carvey, Bill Gates: Sunday guests

    John Boehner, Dana Carvey, Bill Gates: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning guest list: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, discusses the GOP agenda, Obamacare and the Department of Homeland Security on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is forging an unusual path as a social activist
    Tim Cook runs the world's most valuable company. Now he's making his mark as an outspoken social activist. The Apple chief executive, 54, penned a sharply worded opinion piece that ran Sunday in which he condemned a slew of "pro-discrimination"...
  • Civil rights leader John Lewis to speak at Hampton University commencement

    Civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis will be the speaker at Hampton University’s commencement on May 10 at 10 a.m. at Armstrong Stadium, according to a statement from HU officials. Involved in the civil rights movement from a...
  • 50 years after Selma

    50 years after Selma
    Every once in a while, a historic event occurs that eloquently meets the needs of a contemporary national trial. Just such an occasion occurred last weekend with the 50th anniversary of the bloody civil rights march across theEdmund Pettus Bridge in...
  • On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future

    On Selma's 50th anniversary, Obama will look to the future
    President Obama will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, but he will be focused less on the past than on the future, particularly the agenda he hopes to carry out beyond his time in office. Obama is laying...
  • Friendship forged in a Montgomery apology on display in Selma, Ala.

    Friendship forged in a Montgomery apology on display in Selma, Ala.
    Kevin Murphy welled with emotion as he watched John Lewis — his newfound friend, mentor and idealistic brethren — relive one of the most painful moments of his life from half a century ago: being beaten senseless with a police nightstick as he...
  • Weeklong march honoring Selma anniversary begins Monday

    Weeklong march honoring Selma anniversary begins Monday
    A march commemorating the historic "Bloody Sunday" demonstration was set to begin Monday afternoon after several speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration pushed visitors to fight to restore the Voting Rights Act. As thousands marched across the...
  • Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary: 'Our march is not yet finished'

    Obama marks 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary: 'Our march is not yet finished'
    Standing before the landmark Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate a historic moment in the civil rights movement, President Obama on Saturday called upon Americans to acknowledge progress the nation has made in easing racial tensions but remain vigilant...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Musketeers'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Musketeers'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 8 - 14, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Good Witch In this new episode,...
  • Book review: 'March' is a riveting graphic memoir about the civil rights movement

    Book review: 'March' is a riveting graphic memoir about the civil rights movement
    Parents need to know that “March: Book Two” continues the historical saga and personal memoir Rep. John Lewis began in “March: Book One.” This installment, as excellent as the first, follows the young Lewis as he and his allies...