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Local students learned important lessons about black history Saturday as they celebrated the Juneteenth holiday at Valencia College's West Campus. Juneteenth has its origins in Galveston, Texas, where on June 19, 1865, slaves first learned that they had...
Artist Erin Mettille opened her one-woman exhibit and hosted an opening reception at the Washington County Arts Council May 30. Mettille’s art was chosen from multiple submissions to be the “look” of the 18th annual Western Maryland...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticOne of the most striking metaphors for the tension within “Yeezus,” the new album from rapper Kanye West, arrives nearly 25 minutes in during a song called “I’m in It.” It involves a Martin Luther King Jr. quote. “Thank...
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The Orange County RegisterIs there a more perfect match in sports broadcasting than Mike "Doc" Emrick and the Stanley Cup playoffs? No one's better at capturing the frenzied drama of postseason hockey. No one comes up with more ways to elegantly describe shots, passes, checks and...
Foreign PolicyWASHINGTON — In the past week, Americans have learned of a dizzying array of heretofore unrevealed surveillance programs, part of a hidden security structure ostensibly designed to prevent terrorist attacks from ever occurring on U.S. soil again....
George and the late Marion Phelps are being recognized Wednesday when officials rename Middle Street in the Parole neighborhood of Annapolis for them at a 4 p.m. ceremony. George Phelps was the first African-American sheriff's deputy in Anne Arundel...
McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceCongress should not cut federal nutritional assistance. I know. I myself have received needed assistance. In 2009, in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, millions of Americans made a discovery they had apparently given...
Calling it perhaps the most distressing case of his career, a Lehigh County judge on Tuesday reluctantly sentenced a security guard to state prison for gunning down a rapper who the judge said "glorified drug use and violence." Judge Robert L. Steinberg...
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The luggage kept cascading out the back of the two Dodge Grand Caravans as 10 teenagers from Orlando's University Unitarian Universalist Society prepared Monday for a five-day tour of civil-rights memorials and museums. Once everything was secured,...
The lineup of must-see videos for the high school class on public speaking was notable: Hitler, Martin Luther King Jr., Mussolini, President Obama — and A.J. Duffy, the former president of the L.A. teachers union and also the instructor. The...
As someone who was living in Washington, D.C., during the riots following the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., I was appalled to hear a local minister being interviewed on NPR equate Trayvon Martin's death to the deaths of King and Medgar...
The spring and summer of 1968 were an agony for the United States, especially for young Americans and black Americans. In April, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. In June, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, here in Los Angeles, in the...
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