| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
More so than her words about George Zimmerman getting away with murder, I was taken aback at the sight of Juror B-29.
"She's black," I said to my daughter.
Indeed, Juror B-29 could be any one of my four daughters, my sister, my mother, my aunts...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:52 PM
I applaud President Barack Obama's climate change policy speech Tuesday. Fundamentally, he's doing what he believes is right. Ethically, he's delivering on a promise he made in 2009 to the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen: to cut U.S....
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Carmel is a great spot to get away from it all. It's the perfect place to show how sweet and charming you are, whether it's a wedding, proposal, romantic hideaway or girlfriend getaway. A small but active and artistic area, you will find plenty of...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Tim Burke grew up in an Adirondack Mountain hamlet with no stores, no gas station, no neighbor within a half-mile of his house and just 671 people, period, according to the 2010 census of Paul Smiths, N.Y.
And then, as a 12-year-old, Burke took up a...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Whenever JoJo Ramos visits his "meemaw," he never forgets to ask for "bendición," a Spanish blessing, in his Appalachian-Florida dialect before crossing into the heart of her home in Belle Glade.
He calls himself a "hillbilly" Puerto Rican in honor of...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Every Sunday morning, the Rev. Paula White stands in front of her congregation at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka and looks out on thousands of brown faces.
"When people say things like, 'She is a white girl that preaches black' is when I...
| May 26, 2013
When New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes and his wife, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, had their first child, there was no discussion about who would stay home.
"It was too obvious," Byrnes says. "What's to discuss? It was a no-brainer."
| Dec 11, 2012
There is good and bad news for women, according to the Census Bureau. They still face various forms of discrimination, including earning less than their male counterparts, but they might have some measure of revenge by living longer.
In a report...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report.
With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Eugene Mullins was a veteran Chicago police officer from a working-class family who'd grown up "sticking up for the little guy" when in 2006 his career took a dramatic turn.
His childhood friend Todd Stroger had just been elected Cook County Board...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:03 PM
At the Library Connection in Glendale's Adams Square Saturday, librarian Kristine Markosyan read children's stories to about 10 wide-eyed toddlers in a scene that is a common sight at public libraries — except this story-time was in Armenian, and...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Two Latino gang members have been arrested on suspicion of hate crimes after allegedly waging a campaign to force a black family to move from Compton that included beating a member of the family with a pipe, and gathering gang members in front of the...