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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...