| 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 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
Half a century ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought an end to the era of Jim Crow by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
One year later, the landmark legislation was strengthened and expanded...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Voters arriving at the polls to elect school board candidates will find changes to their ballots in May 2016. City Council members running for mayor also will need to agree to resign their seats before appearing on the mayoral ballot.
The City Council...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Nothing You Think Matters Today Will Matter the Same Way Tomorrow" goes the headline in New York magazine this week over Frank Rich's byline.
This is a masterful look at the future as we imagined it back in 1964. Columnist Rich shows that most of us...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
“There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April.
Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:09 PM
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and Republican challenger Glo Smith are battling over a district that has not changed in decades but likely will be redrawn before the next term is over.
Brown, 67, of Jacksonville spent 10 years in the Florida Legislature before...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Restrictive voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin have been blocked by federal judges--in the latter case by the Supreme Court--in what may be harbingers of a judicial pushback against efforts by Republicans to disenfranchise minority voters. Meanwhile the...