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  • Review: The roots of the 1963 March on Washington

    Review: The roots of the 1963 March on Washington
    Though the post-racial world has yet to materialize, there's no denying this country has changed some over the last half a century, with an African American family living in the White House and a 30-foot-high statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on...
  • David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'

    David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'
    For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience. The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
  • Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary
    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality. As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
  • Oprah, Rep. John Lewis commemorate March on Washington

    Oprah, Rep. John Lewis commemorate March on Washington
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the veteran civil rights activist, urged the country to remember and build on the progress of the last five decades during a speech at the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington. "Sometimes I...
  • Obama honors King, pushes his political agenda on March anniversary

    Obama honors King, pushes his political agenda on March anniversary
    WASHINGTON – President Obama tried to reassemble a “coalition of conscience” to take up his economic agenda for the middle class on Wednesday as he honored Martin Luther King Jr. and the marchers who fought for civil rights 50 years ago....
  • Barack Obama and the March on Washington: Rhetoric and reality

    Barack Obama and the March on Washington: Rhetoric and reality
    President Obama’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington underscored both the great advantages of the presidency and its daunting limitations. A forum in which a president has to compete with the famously loquacious...
  • 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...
  • Another Clinton presidential campaign?

    Another Clinton presidential campaign?
    So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president? In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
  • 'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington

    'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000...
  • Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act

    Bipartisan group begins effort to restore parts of Voting Rights Act
    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers announced Thursday bipartisan legislation that would restore key protections of the Voting Rights Act that were thrown out by the Supreme Court last summer. The bill would also establish new criteria to determine whether...
  • Oprah, Obama and the racism dodge

    Oprah, Obama and the racism dodge
    In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House. The BBC's Will...