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  • Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race

    Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race
    The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
  • No, Martin Luther King would not have endorsed Gun Appreciation Day

    No, Martin Luther King would not have endorsed Gun Appreciation Day
    Rush Limbaugh thinks John Lewis should have been armed. "If a lot of African-Americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, you think they would have needed Selma?" he said recently on his radio show, referencing...
  • 1st District: Pastor's son tries hand at politics

    When he was still a child, Adam Cook decided he did not want to be a pastor like his father. He saw the stress of the late-night calls, the messiness of church politics and the pressure to come up with sermons. "It wasn't my calling," Cook said. Instead,...
  • Fred Shuttlesworth dies at 89; hard-charging civil rights figure

    The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often...
  • "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick

    "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" by David Remnick
    "The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama" By David Remnick Alfred A. Knopf, 656 pages, $29.95 Reviewed by Kevin Boyle By March 7, 1965 John Lewis had been in hundreds of civil rights campaigns. But from the moment he led the six hundred...
  • Tuesday TV: from the sublime (Presidential Medal of Freedom winners) to the depressing (‘Jeopardy!’)

     
    watch a lot of television, and yesterday, I saw some of the best of it ever and some of the worst. The cable news channels yesterday afternoon relayed the White House ceremony honoring the 15 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom....
  • Laws that “prevent voter fraud”

     
    This year, voters have seen their “fair” share of voter restriction laws from Republican state legislatures. Over a dozen states enacted laws that are meant to fight against voter fraud, in a couple of different ways. For example, eight states...
  • Obamas attend groundbreaking for African American history museum

     
    The Smithsonian Institution officially broke ground this morning on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, slated to open in 2015....
  • Dumbing down? Not necessarily

     
    A recent Sunlight Foundation study is getting a lot of attention, and not just from the media. Senate GOP candidate George LeMieux fired an e-mail missile at opponent Connie Mack, noting that Mack was judged by the analysis as having the speech of a...
  • Goldberg: Forward to what, Democrats?

    Goldberg: Forward to what, Democrats?
    "Forward" is a perfectly appropriate slogan for progressives. Progress suggests forward or upward motion. That's why revolutionaries and radicals as well as liberal incrementalists have always embraced some derivation of the forward trope. So ingrained...
  • Summer offers fusion of fun from festivals to food

    Summer offers fusion of fun from festivals to food
    It's the height of summer, so don't miss out on these family-friendly excursions: Philadelphia Global Fusion Festival: Journey to Philadelphia for one day of non-stop entertainment that celebrates bringing diverse communities together for a cultural...