| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
To the editor: Frankly, I am tired of seeing black women crying over the loss of their sons. It is gut-wrenching to see signs carried by small black children that read, "Black lives matter." ("As Ferguson anger simmers, protests in other cities are more...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Nik Wallenda intends to walk across the Chicago River on a tightrope next weekend. It's a stunt — a staged event designed to capture public attention. You could say that "10 Things" is a stunt, too, which means you'd better pay attention. Here are...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:52 PM
FRUITLAND PARK — From the black eyes of back-to-back scandals to the encroaching growth from The Villages, Fruitland Park has plenty of issues to tackle in the coming years.
Five candidates are vying for two City Commission seats that are up for...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 2:42 PM
John M. Doar, a former Justice Department lawyer who played a key role in enabling blacks in the South to vote and later directed the impeachment investigation of President Nixon, has died. He was 92.
Doar died Tuesday in New York of congestive heart...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:57 PM
Actor Michael Rooker stood in his hotel suite's bathroom staring at a coffee cup with the concentration of a jeweler inspecting a diamond.
"You want to know how I act?" he asked in his trademark deep growl before holding the cup under a running faucet....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The Kardashian brand -- it ain't what it used to be just two days ago.
Kim Kardashian keeps putting out nude photos of herself. She's helping distract people from sister Khloe's astonishingly offensive comment.
Via Instagram on Tuesday, Khloe posted a...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:34 PM
The premise of "The Best of Enemies" sounds like a gimmick: Ku Klux Klan leader and black civil-rights activist are forced to work together.
The resolution sounds like an old TV afterschool special: They become friends and learn to let go of hate and...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:03 PM
It is unfortunate that in non-presidential elections, far fewer folks vote. In reality, decisions made in Harrisburg and your local community usually have more impact on your day-to-day lives. And some of the decisions made in Harrisburg just smell bad....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:49 AM
More than two years ago, the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center in Maitland began planning a series of exhibits to commemorate a significant date this year: the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
It was the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:38 PM
How Lincolnesque is the Party of Lincoln? Depends on who you ask.
According to reader Joan Smith of Northridge, the Republican Party that freed the slaves in the 19th century and stood in opposition to civil rights-averse Southern Democrats in the...