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Members of the Class of 2013, I salute you. As everyone keeps telling you, you are graduating at a difficult and even frightening time. I wish it were otherwise — that my generation was bequeathing you a finer world. We aren't. The world that...
Being a "Mad Men" fan these days feels a little like being a woman who, after dating a string of jerks, finally gives a nice guy a chance and discovers that, hey, there's something to this after all. One of the ongoing debates about this season is...
The Hartford CourantMuhammad Ansari was 25 when he sat for coffee with the black nationalist leader of his generation. It was 1963 and Malcolm X had come to Hartford to speak at the Bushnell. While Martin Luther King Jr. preached peace with white "brothers," the man born...
Tags: Culture, Malcolm X, Arts and Culture, Social Sciences, NAACP
Snow was falling on a crisp December morning in 2005 when the Rev. Billy Kyles stood at the corner of Washington Street and dedicated a three-block stretch of what had been Chapin Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The ceremony was deeply laden...
WDBJ7 ReporterJune 10th, 1963. It's a day Danville would rather forget, but at the same time one remembered as a turning point during the Civil Rights battle. Tonight we continue our month long series of reports on Danville's darkest day 50 years ago. Last week the...
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was thrown out of a mosque for shouting, "You cannot mention this guy (Martin Luther King Jr.) because he's not a Muslim" [April 21, news, "Brother 'Changed Drastically'"]. It wasn't about how he was treated here; it was about things...
Perhaps this is a Jackie Robinson moment, a historic point in time — but it doesn't feel like one. It feels so inevitable that we had to be reminded that it hadn't already happened. We refer of course to National Basketball Association player...
The community is invited to attend Day of Hope on Saturday, May 18, from noon to 4 p.m. at Wheaton Park to celebrate the History of Our Neighborhood with special historical tributes and a contest to win “Mr. Andy’s Money $$$.” The...
Tags: Health, Human Interest, Walnuts, Diabetes, Family
Dolores Jean Grey Reynolds worked to make her customers feel at home during the 17 years she owned and ran the venerable South Side restaurant Army & Lou's. A successful business executive before buying Army & Lou's, Ms. Reynolds had no culinary...
WDBJ7 ReporterA half-century ago, one moment, and one group's decision to disobey the law, forever changed the history of Danville and the south. It's called Bloody Monday because of the violence that happened that day in the fight for civil rights. The law said...
In a sea of empty lots in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood sits a faded relic that is one of the most historically significant American movie theaters still standing. When it opened in 1917, the red-brick, three-story Central Park Theatre was...
An exhibit at the Johns Hopkins Evergreen House that was thrown into doubt this week is back on, but without two artworks at the crux of a dispute between the artist and the curator. The two large pieces in question — one depicting a cross, the...
May 13, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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May 9, 2013 |Column| Herald Mail
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