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  • Backstory of 'Gone with the Wind' goes on display 75 years after premiere

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Before "Gone with the Wind" hit the screen, it was a questionable investment that became a touchstone for race relations and was embroiled in moral questions ahead of Rhett Butler saying he did not give a damn. The film went on...
  • Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'

    Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'
    We know nearly everything there is to know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., or so we think. But in his new book, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," the PBS and public radio host Tavis Smiley turns his...
  • 200 rally in Glen Burnie to support two black shooting victims

    200 rally in Glen Burnie to support two black shooting victims
    Candles brightened the night Thursday as hundreds of people held up signs and chanted “Stop, don't shoot” outside a historic Glen Burnie church in remembrance of two young African-American men killed in shootings. The Anne Arundel County...
  • Tension continues to subside at Ferguson, Mo., protest site

    FERGUSON, Mo. Summer heat beat down upon the protest strip Thursday, but the tension seemed to be cooling. Marchers were sparse on a hot Thursday night along West Florissant Avenue, scene of nightly protests often tense and sometimes violent since...
  • NAACP: Ocala's saggy pants ban targets black men

    NAACP: Ocala's saggy pants ban targets black men
    The city of Ocala could repeal its controversial ban of saggy pants around the city, WFTV.com reports.  Ocala City Council members unanimously passed the ordinance last month, which made it a criminal offense for someone to wear pants two inches or more...
  • Marchers call for justice in death of Michael Brown

    ST. LOUIS Dozens of demonstrators marched to the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday afternoon to hand deliver specific demands surrounding the investigation of Michael Brown's death. "The fight is not over. The fire is still burning,"...
  • NAACP decries policy to arm Compton school police with AR-15 rifles

    A growing chorus of community members has denounced a new policy that will allow Compton Unified School Police officers to carry semiautomatic AR-15 rifles while on patrol. The policy, approved by the Compton Unified Board of Education in July, allows...
  • Black police officers decry union's legal fund donation [Commentary]

    Black police officers decry union's legal fund donation [Commentary]
    African American Officers of the Anne Arundel County Police Department were shocked and taken back by the donation to the defense fund for Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, Mo., by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 Board of Directors. While we...
  • Llaman a la conciliación en funeral de Michael Brown

    Llaman a la conciliación en funeral de Michael Brown
    Líderes de la comunidad afroamericana pidieron justicia durante el funeral de Michael Brown e hicieron una llamada conciliadora de cambio para evitar más casos como el de este joven que fue tiroteado por un policía blanco, en un incidente que desembocó en...
  • Mayor: Hartford To Investigate Stun Gun Shooting Of Teenager

    Mayor: Hartford To Investigate Stun Gun Shooting Of Teenager
    HARTFORD — Mayor Pedro Segarra said Wednesday that the Hartford police internal affairs division and a civilian review board will investigate an officer's use of a stun gun on an 18-year-old during a confrontation in the city's North End. In a...
  • Video emerges in St. Louis fatal police shooting

    Video emerges in St. Louis fatal police shooting
    A disturbing cellphone video of a St. Louis police shooting has sparked some concern as protests in nearby Ferguson over the controversial killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown entered an 11th day. The video of the Tuesday killing, released by the St....