| Jun 12, 2015
| 2:26 PM
The YWCA Leader Luncheon was held Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the attractive Seville on Barrington Road, Streamwood. Award recipients who demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievements in the community included Sandy Kaptain (Margaret Hillis Award...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 12:47 PM
Boisy Waiters left a legacy of low-income housing and increased voter registration in Dania Beach, which in his time was simply called Dania.
He also became the first black elected official in Broward County when he won a seat on the Dania City...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 10:21 AM
Ric Hughen said signs of his daughter Rachael Hughen's determination and drive to push herself were present since her kindergarten days.
"Literally the signs were there in kindergarten," he said. "I remember when she was a little kid in kindergarten and...
| May 15, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Political pundits have wondered whether Hillary Clinton will enjoy the same enthusiastic support from the African-American community in her presidential bid that President Barack Obama received. Others have wondered whether she deserves it. After her...
| May 8, 2015
| 2:24 AM
In Ava DuVernay's look at the civil rights movement, circa 1965 — Oscar Best Picture nominee and deserved winner of numerous other awards — David Oyelowo gives a career-defining performance as Dr. Martin Luther King. The film is not so much...
| May 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Although the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has been around for some time, antidiscrimination law is not enough to help and protect this vulnerable population. Individuals and institutions continue to deny people with disabilities their civil...
| May 1, 2015
| 7:51 PM
Historians and Civil War buffs have long considered the conflict’s activity in the western states as a distant sideshow to the momentous battles in the East. A new exhibition at the Autry National Center goes a long way in bringing the 19th-...
| Apr 11, 2015
In 1854 residents of Ripon, Ill., helped form the Republican Party. They were abolitionists who stood squarely for civil rights in an era when many people lived in slavery. The Grand Old Party championed the rights of slaves and women.
| Apr 8, 2015
| 10:15 AM
It's an understatement to say that the people of Hartford were ready to celebrate when they got the news by telegraph late on April 9, 1865, that Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:39 PM
The Protestant theologian, Paul Tillich, used to say that theology is the work of understanding our religious situation. Our religious situation today is complex, and one of the most important reasons for that complexity are the many and diverse...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 4:01 PM
The Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for minority voting rights Wednesday, finding that a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan appeared to violate federal law by shifting black voters into districts they already dominated to dilute their influence...