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  • Foley, Malloy Lay Out Urban Agenda At NAACP Forum

    Foley, Malloy Lay Out Urban Agenda At NAACP Forum
    WATERBURY — The two major party candidates for governor made a pitch for votes at an NAACP forum this past weekend, pledging to help raise up the urban underclass, improve big-city schools, and create second chances for people who have served time...
  • Q&A: Broward black political leaders discuss use of the N-word

    Q&A: Broward black political leaders discuss use of the N-word
    Two of Broward’s leading African-American politicians of different generations – Bobby DuBose, 43, and Levoyd Williams, 67 – had a sometimes spirited discussion over the use of the N-word this week. DuBose, a Fort Lauderdale city...
  • A new blueprint for architectural excellence

    Do you know the Monuments Men? I don't mean the George Clooney movie with the middling box-office numbers. I mean the male geniuses, according to architecture's creaky conventional wisdom, who push the profession forward with one pricey and daring...
  • No: Amnesty decree would hurt blacks: Front Burner

    In 2007, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, urged black civil-rights leaders to oppose the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration-reform bill. Appealing to the royalty of the establishment civil-rights community — including Dennis Courtland Hayes,...
  • Lawyer: Map is unconstitutional: Front & Center

    Last month Florida lawmakers redrew the boundaries for the state's congressional districts after Circuit Judge Terry Lewis ruled their previous map violated the Fair District amendments to the Florida Constitution; those amendments require lawmakers to...
  • Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance

    Cardin joins rights groups seeking new racial profiling guidance
    Sen. Ben Cardin has joined a coalition of civil rights groups in pressing the Obama administration to finish a years-old review of its guidance on racial profiling, an effort supporters say should be a priority following this summer's upheaval in...
  • 'True Detective,' 'Fargo,' 'Silicon Valley' among Emmy up-and-comers

     'True Detective,' 'Fargo,' 'Silicon Valley' among Emmy up-and-comers
    With new content providers blooming like tomato plants in June and more new shows than anyone can reasonably watch, the television awards season offers a brutal winnowing process. Only a handful of programs that premiered this qualifying year are likely...
  • Fort Lauderdale wants to rename street in former commissioner's honor

    Fort Lauderdale wants to rename street in former commissioner's honor
    A section of Fort Lauderdale's Northwest Seventh Avenue, already renamed Avenue of the Arts, may soon have a longer name to honor a former city commissioner who died in April. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution requesting that Broward County...
  • Mosher tells Mathews NAACP he wants to protect 'social safety net'

    MATHEWS — Democrat Norm Mosher told the NAACP in Mathews County on Monday night that the three legs of the "social safety net" — Medicare, Social Security and the Affordable Care Act — continue to be under attack by Republicans....
  • Divvy dogs, Swiffer babies and other Chicago ideas

    Divvy dogs, Swiffer babies and other Chicago ideas
    In honor of Chicago Ideas Week, which ended Sunday, let us celebrate a different kind of Chicago idea. All praise to CIW, an annual gathering of brainy people who lead public sessions intended to inspire new ideas. But there are plenty of Chicagoans...
  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID law

    U.S. Supreme Court upholds Texas voter ID law
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory. The move,...