| 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 17, 2014
| 3:00 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians.
Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
As a kid, I spent a lot of time in the old Nichols Library next to Central Park. I would go there on my bike, prop the bike against an elm tree, which were plentiful then, and read in one of the second-floor carrels. Even though it was a nice bike that my...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Marion Barry was Chocolate City. During his four terms as mayor of the nation's capital, he presided over the District of Columbia like a flamboyant monarch. He was the face and swagger of African-American empowerment and pride — and its...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Many people find the holiday season to be a time to share their blessings with the less fortunate. Local organizations and advocacy groups such as those below would put your gift to good use.
A. Eugene Hoeper Foundation/Deaf Outreach is a program that...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Angie Zarvatski's son, Coda, had his 18th birthday last year, making him an adult. But he's autistic, seldom speaks and cannot care for himself.
His mother needed court approval to continue as his legal guardian. But she's a single mom and could not...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis.
Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:27 PM
On July 1, Chicago's new $13 minimum wage will begin to phase in, with a bump from $8.25 to $10 an hour. Labor activists, Mayor Emanuel and most aldermen said the new wage will give low-paid workers a much-needed boost, stimulate the local economy and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:07 PM
The advocacy documentary "Poverty Inc." claims that the Federal Reserve, like other central banks such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, is a pyramid scheme that redistributes wealth from the many to the few through quantitative...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Children who have health insurance through Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report. Researchers from Cornell and Harvard have found that,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck."
The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...