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  • Fox Taps Two for Writers Intensive Fellowship Program

    Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox TV have set a development pact with writing partners Ed Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft after tapping the pair as its Fox Writers Intensive fellows for 2014. Gonzalez (pictured left) and Haft (pictured right) were chosen...
  • Voter ID drive Tuesday

    The Hampton Branch of NAACP is hosting a voter identification drive beginning at noon Tuesday at the Hampton Registrar's Office. The office is located at 1919 Commencement Drive, Suite 280 in Pinewood Plaza. Stricter laws governing the type of...
  • Literary stars come to South Florida Book Festival at African-American Research Library

    Literary stars come to South Florida Book Festival at African-American Research Library
    Eric Jerome Dickey's novels delve into myriad aspects of contemporary African-American life. Known for their brisk pace, realistic characters and a heavy emphasis on romance, the novels are written in a variety of genres. His 21st novel, "A Wanted Woman,"...
  • LBJ's second great battle: Enforcing the Civil Rights Act

    When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • RUDY BERRY: One man's lonely protest against bigotry

    RUDY BERRY: One man's lonely protest against bigotry
    Rudy Berry did not set out to integrate Woolworth's lunch counter in Leesburg in 1964. He was just hungry. A shipping-room employee at J.C. Penney Co., Berry, then 26, could see no reason — other than the color of his skin — to wait at the...
  • Racial violence in Florida, elsewhere preceded Civil Rights Act in 1964

    Racial violence in Florida, elsewhere preceded Civil Rights Act in 1964
    In the weeks leading up to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, the focus for many Central Florida residents was on the race riots in St. Augustine and the brutal murders of three civil-rights workers in Mississippi. Beginning in May,...
  • As Civil Rights Act turns 50, a look back

    As Civil Rights Act turns 50, a look back
    Bob Strong spent more than 30 years in the U.S. diplomatic corps. But it was his stint in 1954 as Fort Lauderdale's only black lifeguard in which he first brought real change. His presence as a lifeguard — and the training he gave to others...
  • Gay parents who adopt find acceptance as Lake takes progressive steps

    Across the United States, bans on same-sex marriage and adoption are toppling as judges from diverse communities strike them down. Well, except in Florida. Gays in this state legally can adopt children — sort of. An appeals-court judge four...
  • Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford

    Connecticut's King: Hayes Was A Passionate Voice For Social Justice In Hartford
    Just as Martin Luther King Jr. had done a year earlier, King T. Hayes journeyed north from Georgia in the summers of 1945 and 1946 as a student to earn money working in the tobacco fields in Simsbury. And like King, Hayes was struck by the comparative...
  • The conscience of a conservative

    This year, from the Supreme Court to the sports pages, discussions of racism have dominated the news. But let's not kid ourselves and think this is all something new. When it comes to racial issues, the most unfairly maligned American of the last 50 years...