| Apr 9, 2014
The Nazi and Ku Klux Klan fliers distributed in a shopping center parking lot two weeks ago weren't the first to appear in Orland Park. There have been eight reports of KKK and Nazi paraphernalia being seen or distributed in Orland Park since January...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Fliers promoting the American Nazi Party and Ku Klux Klan were posted on cars in a La Grange Road shopping center parking lot around noon Monday, Orland Park police said.
A woman shopping at Michaels at 15102 S. La Grange Rd. brought a flier she'd found...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:06 PM
After previously announcing "Les Miserables" would be the headliner of its upcoming season, Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced the rest of the shows planned for 2014-15. Among them: The classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" and two Shakespeare offerings,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:28 AM
February is widely known as Black History Month, and Stephen Colbert chose to celebrate it in the strangest way possible on Thursday's show: with an animated short for a proposed TV show known as "Laser Klan."
Yes, that spelling is not a mistake. This...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Forty-five years after her first UCLA teaching gig attracted the wrath of Gov. Ronald Reagan, Angela Y. Davis is back on campus this semester, as regents' lecturer in the gender studies department. Her Thursday address in Royce Hall, about feminism and...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer.
As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
| May 10, 2014
Iman Trek, a well-known figure in the Lehigh Valley's hiphop music scene, was upset over reports of racially motivated misconduct at Lehigh University.
"This crap … has been going on for 20 years," he said, calling a recent incident a "hate...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:18 PM
There was a startling news item this week from Fairview Township, northern York County, where a gallant "neighborhood watch" has come to the rescue of the residents of Ridge Road.
I was startled because I once lived near Ridge Road in that township. I...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Yaser Birjas urged members of the Prayer Center of Orland Park to avoid anger or resentment after a bullet struck the mosque's golden dome last week.
Instead, the mosque's former imam urged worshipers to use the shooting – intentional or not...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The news that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan is suspected of shooting and killing three people near Jewish community centers in Kansas seems at first glance like a disparaged past flaring briefly into the present. Americans like to imagine that...
| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...