| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who helped lead the 1965 voting rights march in Selma, Ala., that became known as "Bloody Sunday," said Ava DuVernay's new movie "Selma" is "long overdue."
"The movie is good timing with what is going on in Ferguson, and I was so...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Ava DuVernay's civil rights drama "Selma" will open the 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is set for Jan. 2-12, organizers announced Tuesday.
Starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., "Selma" chronicles the three months in...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:05 AM
W.T. Bland Public Library will present "Celebrate Hanukkah" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to share the reason for this festive Jewish holiday.
Rabbi Geoff Solomon of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora will talk about Hanukkah and its customs....
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Those standing in line outside Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday night for the 9 p.m. screening of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" heard a loud roar go up from inside the historic building shortly after 8.
It was the sound of Ava DuVernay's...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:31 PM
When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male.
But that has it precisely...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee Inc. of The Villages will present its 12th annual Commemorative Awards Breakfast scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Savannah Center at 1545 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages.
This year's theme...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting.
Reporter John Fund...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A week from Tuesday, voters will choose an entirely new House of Representatives, a third of the U.S. Senate and the governors of 36 states. Lamentably, many qualified voters will stay home, some out of apathy or disillusionment but others because they...