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  • Seeking open hearts and spare rooms

    Seeking open hearts and spare rooms
    Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, headquartered in Baltimore and celebrating its 75th anniversary with a gala tonight, has at least part of the solution to the problem of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border with Mexico — and it's...
  • Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth

    Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday. It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community. Her statement:...
  • Lupita Nyong'o lands Vogue: Talks 'Star Wars,' Pinterest, JLaw

    Lupita Nyong'o lands Vogue: Talks 'Star Wars,' Pinterest,  JLaw
    Lupita Nyong'o has inked her "it" girl status by landing the July cover of Vogue magazine. The "12 Years A Slave" Oscar winner and soon-to-be "Star Wars: Episode VII" star burst onto social media with the announcement Thursday. "This Summer, I am...
  • Archaeologists open new trench in search for Hampton's landmark Civil War refugee slave village

    Archaeologists open new trench in search for Hampton's landmark Civil War refugee slave village
    Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench this week, hoping to add to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began almost a month...
  • Religious moralities fail mankind

    In a June 5 letter to the editor, we were urged to return to God's Judeo-Christian morals. According to the Bible, God ordered Moses' troops to massacre every man, woman and child in Canaan for the sole reason that he had promised their land to the...
  • Paul Greenberg: Marriage and its discontents

    There are good people on both sides of the current debate over letting homosexual couples get married -- and good people in between who aren't sure just where they stand. And may never be. Lots of them are all in favor of according homosexuals all the...
  • 'Lift every voice ...'

    Our history took an uplifting turn almost a century and a half ago when the ringing of freedom's bells finally reached ears in Texas. Today is Juneteenth, a whimsical-sounding name for a holiday commemorating an event of broad-reaching and continuing...
  • Juneteenth, related events on Peninsula scheduled

     Juneteenth, related events on Peninsula scheduled
    Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the United States, takes place Thursday, and several local events are scheduled this weekend and in August to mark the occasion. Juneteenth, which takes its name from its date, June 19, commemorates the...
  • Resources To Find More on Slavery In Connecticut

    A listing of recommended books, films, websites and places to visit in Connecticut to learn more about the state's historical involvement with slavery. • • • BOOKS:   "Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650," by Kathleen Joan Bragdon,...
  • State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors

    State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors
    In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
  • John M. Crisp: The Las Vegas murders � why 'crazy' matters

    Please indulge my colloquial use of the term "crazy" for the purposes of this column. I mean no disrespect to people who suffer from mental disorders. But surely "crazy" is an apt expression to describe events in Las Vegas last week, as well as their...