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  • Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover

    Trayvon Martin, others make New Yorker cover
    For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The New Yorker has tied the civil rights leader's legacy to current events. King is shown in the Jan. 26 cover drawing along with Trayvon Martin and other young men of color who were killed at early ages. They are shown...
  • On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights

    On gay marriage, Supreme Court to weigh equal rights and states' rights
    When Justice Anthony M. Kennedy spoke for the Supreme Court in 2013 in striking down part of a federal law that denied benefits to legally married gay couples, he cited two reasons: states' rights and equal rights. Throughout American history, Kennedy...
  • Bereaved Parents meets third Wednesdays

    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group — Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., at Lighthouse Senior Living at Ellicott City, 3100 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-465-2288. Bereaved Parents, USA — Third Wednesday, 8 p.m. For...
  • The financially stressed favor Democrats, don't vote much, study finds

    The financially stressed favor Democrats, don't vote much, study finds
    About half of American adults have no retirement account beyond Social Security, 4 in 10 don’t have a credit card, and 1 in 5 lack a checking account. Statistics like that paint a picture of the widespread nature of financial insecurity in the U....
  • 'Selma' stars, including Oprah Winfrey, march in Alabama, honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

    SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and fellow actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, recalling one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights struggle. Their steps in tribute to King in...
  • Oprah, other 'Selma' stars march in Alabama ahead of MLK holiday; recall civil rights struggle

    Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The remembrance comes after...
  • Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Hispanics And Blacks

    Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Hispanics And Blacks
    Connecticut's diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors and are at greater risk of dying from diabetes-related causes....
  • Selma March Pivotal Civil Rights Moment

    The 50th anniversary of the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., is a reminder of the critical role the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. played in American history. Dr. King, whose birth we celebrate today, was far from the only activist...
  • Former aide to Nelson Mandela is called a racist after saying SAfrica president is anti-white

    A white woman who worked as a personal assistant to Nelson Mandela has stirred unease about race relations in South Africa after criticizing the current president for allegedly making anti-white remarks. Zelda la Grange has since apologized for her...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. roads: Plans afoot to improve corridors in Delray, Boynton

    Martin Luther King Jr. roads: Plans afoot to improve corridors in Delray, Boynton
    It wasn't always this way. Two roadways in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, with their litter-strewn vacant lots and boarded-up buildings, once were thriving business corridors. Sixty-five years ago, these roads, now named after slain civil rights...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity is the biggest nomination snub

    Oscars 2015: Diversity is the biggest nomination snub
    Since its arrival in theaters last month, the civil rights drama "Selma" has earned critical praise and predictions of Oscar glory. But when Academy Awards voters on Thursday revealed their choices, the film was mostly overlooked. "Selma," about the...