| Mar 20, 2015
| 2:55 PM
The tributes to those who braved the nightsticks of Alabama state troopers 50 years ago to march for voting rights were inspiring. The state of Black America a half-century later is depressing.
In a recent report titled "Five Bleak Facts on Black...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 12:21 PM
Whether you knew it or not, if you're not married and live with a lover, you're committing a second-degree misdemeanor in Florida.
That law, passed in 1868, could soon be going away, however, as the repeal bill easily won approval in both House and...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 4:50 PM
ST. LOUIS On the color spectrum, Kimberly Norwood considers herself closer to Michelle Obama than Halle Berry.
Growing up in Harlem, N.Y., she remembers having darker skin than her mother, whose pigment was closer to Berry's. People on the street would...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 3:08 PM
Newport News, York County, Isle of Wight, James City County and Gloucester are growing, while Hampton, Williamsburg, Poquoson and Mathews are stable or shrinking, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Newport News grew by...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 6:35 PM
Chris Trzeciak's seemingly ordinary decision to file as a candidate for Evergreen Park trustee was anything but ordinary.
Turns out that he created a rare situation in the village — its first contested race for the village board since 1987. That's...
| 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...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 7:12 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Poor training has left Philadelphia police with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone justifies using deadly force, the Justice Department said Monday in a review of the city's nearly 400 officer-involved shootings...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
When Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage on Jan. 6, it meant greater equality for the roughly 50,000 same-sex couples who call Florida home — as determined by California-based research center The Williams Institute through...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:27 PM
Northbrook, demographically one of the oldest towns in the area, may be about to get a little older – again.
A partnership of Northbrook builders has applied to tear down three houses on the southwest corner of Shermer and Techny roads and build...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I often have a tough time convincing visitors that anything authentic exists in Orlando. And when it comes to authentic Irish pubs, I sometimes have a hard time convincing locals. But take it from a professional boozehound who has had his share of pints...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 1:47 PM
WEST DELRAY — U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, whose Broward/Palm Beach county district is home to more seniors than almost any other in the state, sought Tuesday to combat the spreading notion that the Social Security program is in trouble and benefits need...