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  • Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

    Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
    As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller...
  • Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction

    Nelson Mandela dies: Social media reaction
    [<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
  • Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world

     Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world
    The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children. A rare moment is being captured by...
  • Goodness, what a blessing

    Goodness, what a blessing
    Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder. It was 8:30 in the morning on...
  • Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system

    Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system
    When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
  • In Theory: How would you update the 'I have a dream' speech?

    Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech. Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...
  • Benjamin Jealous rejects doubts that he is too young to head the NAACP

    Benjamin Jealous rejects doubts that he is too young to head the NAACP
    Everyone wants to meet the new guy. And so as Benjamin Todd Jealous works the room at Baltimore's Annie E. Casey Foundation, there is a receiving line of sorts that forms everywhere he turns. Roslyn M. Brock, vice chairman of the National Association...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • Review: 'Salinger' by David Shields and Shane Salerno

    Review: 'Salinger' by David Shields and Shane Salerno
    Talismans of high school life come and go but one has remained steadfast for generations: that slim ruby red paperback known as J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.” First published in 1951, the coming-of-age novel sells about a...
  • Spike Lee awarded $300,000 Gish Prize

    Spike Lee awarded $300,000 Gish Prize
    To hear it from the Gish Prize Trust, Spike Lee did the right thing. The trust announced Wednesday that Lee -- the firebrand writer-director-actor-educator behind such films as 1992’s “Malcolm X” and the hit “Inside Man”...
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
  • Exes Courteney Cox and David Arquette put trophy home on the market

     Exes Courteney Cox and David Arquette put trophy home on the market
    Courteney Cox and her ex-husband, David Arquette, have put their Beverly Hills home in the Multiple Listing Service at $19.5 million. The pristine property, designed by modernist architect A. Quincy Jones and built in 1959, was renovated during their...