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  • 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...
  • Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy

    Under attack, unions show new creativity and militancy
    One consequence of the steady decline of unions in America is that we've forgotten what little we used to know about what organized labor even means. Union members are often depicted as lazy and overpaid, and job actions as a threat to the livelihoods...
  • Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit

    Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit
    President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called "the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life." Obama was joined by his wife, Michelle, as they hosted a White House reception for Black History Month....
  • Colorado man says he wanted to bomb accountant, not NAACP headquarters

    The 44-year-old man charged in an explosion outside an NAACP office building in Colorado Springs, Colo., told police he was trying to attack an accountant who allegedly stole tax records from him, not the civil rights group, according to a criminal...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: Rosie O'Donnell on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: Rosie O'Donnell on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 15 - 21, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Austin City Limits This new episode has...
  • Despite snub, show up for Netanyahu

    Despite snub, show up for Netanyahu
      Correction: In this editorial about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech to a joint session of Congress, we mistakenly referred to him as a “head of state.” The prime minister is the head of government. The...
  • Ire over Netanyahu's speech, but Democrats hope to limit fallout

    Ire over Netanyahu's speech, but Democrats hope to limit fallout
    The Israeli prime minister's upcoming speech to Congress without President Barack Obama's blessing has angered Democratic lawmakers, but they see little remedy except to hope for minimal damage to their party and U.S.-Israel relations. Democrats simmered...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service
    The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with parades, community service and calls for harmony after a year that again tested the boundaries of race relations in the United States. With major parades in Los Angeles and San Antonio,...
  • 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...
  • Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie

    WASHINGTON -- As the uproar died down over the Hollywood comedy that depicted the fictitious assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, another movie came under fire for taking liberties with the truth. The film in question, "Selma," seemed to...
  • 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...