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  • 'Red Tails' review: "Corny" and "phony" shouldn't describe a movie about real WWII heroism

    'Red Tails' review: "Corny" and "phony" shouldn't describe a movie about real WWII heroism
    *1/2 (out of four) Unlike its TV commercial, “Red Tails” thankfully features no dubstep music. (Besides, everyone knows WWII pilots were mostly into chillwave.) It’s one of the few things the movie does right. Dramatizing the program...
  • Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist
    Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89. Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...
  • You liked Red Tails and the Tuskegee Airmen? Read on

    You liked Red Tails and the Tuskegee Airmen? Read on
    "Red Tails," the years-long project of director George Lucas, is sure to bring some overdue attention to the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black aviation unit that fought discrimination in the U.S. military as well as our enemies in World War II. Reviews for...
  • This week at the attractions: Eli Manning, Mardi Gras, Foreigner, Tuskegee Airmen

    This week at the attractions: Eli Manning, Mardi Gras, Foreigner, Tuskegee Airmen
    There's something fresh to do every day this week at Central Florida's theme parks and attractions. + MONDAY: New York Giants quarterback and Super Bowl MPV Eli Manning will be going to Disney World. He'll be honored in a parade down Magic Kingdom's Main...
  • Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation

    Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation
    When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until...
  • Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum

    Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum
    When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight. A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
  • Children's novel promotes healthy lifestyle

    The children's novel "The Adventures of M.T. Pitt" is helping Howard County promote healthy lifestyles for youths. The book shines a light on an imaginative young boy whose expanding girth makes him a target for the school bully. The Howard County Health...
  • Wednesday's Calendar

    Wednesday's Calendar
    WEDNESDAY 'Keeping Your Brain Healthy for Life' The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce presents a networking luncheon with Dr. Michael Brant-Zawadzki, executive director of the Hoag Neurosciences Institute. He will talk about "Keeping Your Brain Healthy...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    Thursday's Calendar
    THURSDAY SOY Fiesta Save Our Youth holds its fourth annual SOY Fiesta from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Halecrest Park Clubhouse, 3107 Killybrooke Lane, Costa Mesa. Paloma Bautista, a SOY program and Costa Mesa High School graduate who went on to study at...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY LWV of Orange Coast Luncheon Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer and former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis will be the featured speakers at a League of Women Voters of Orange Coast luncheon, starting at noon at Coco's at Fashion Island, 151 Newport...
  • Seventy years later, pioneering black Marines honored

    Seventy years later, pioneering black Marines honored
    When the train full of Marine recruits from Baltimore reached Washington, the blacks were made to move to the back. At boot camp in North Carolina, they were forbidden to step onto Camp Lejeune without a white escort. But the worst of it, Howard...