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  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. May Return to Work in Washington

    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. May Return to Work in Washington
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who hasn't been seen on Capitol Hill since late May, hopes to return work Monday after checking out of the Mayo Clinic where he was treated for bipolar depression, his office said. Monday is the first day back for...
  • Zimmerman's family: George handed out fliers, protesting police coddling of white suspect

    Zimmerman's family: George handed out fliers, protesting police coddling of white suspect
    George Zimmerman handed out fliers at black Sanford churches a year ago, outraged that a white police lieutenant's son, captured on video sucker-punching a homeless black man, was not arrested on the spot, family members said. The fliers urged people...
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on medical leave, exhaustion cited

    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on medical leave, exhaustion cited
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the veteran Democratic congressman has been on medical leave from Congress for the past two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion. The 17-year Illinois congressman’s office declined to say...
  • Special prosecutor: I may need no grand jury in Trayvon Martin case

    Special prosecutor: I may need no grand jury in Trayvon Martin case
    The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case said she hopes to make a decision without a grand jury about whether to arrest the man who killed the unarmed black 17-year-old in Sanford, according to a Florida newspaper. Angela Corey, the state...
  • Top 10 lessons to take away from the Trayvon Martin case so far

    Top 10 lessons to take away from the Trayvon Martin case so far
    Act I may be over. George Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder. And Trayvon Martin's parents thanked prosecutors for holding him accountable for their son's death. But we're still a long way from the final scene of this tragedy. There are legal...
  • Trayvon marchers: 'We want an arrest. Shot in the chest"

    Trayvon marchers: 'We want an arrest. Shot in the chest"
    Civil-rights organizers from the NAACP and other groups today are marching down Sanford's 13th street in the heart of one of the city's historic black neighborhoods to Sanford Police headquarters to demand the arrest of George Zimmerman in the shooting...
  • Trayvon Martin: Sanford's tab is $35,000 for PR firm, big TV screen to broadcast meeting on case

    Trayvon Martin: Sanford's tab is $35,000 for PR firm, big TV screen to broadcast meeting on case
    The city of Sanford has spent $5,000 for a crisis-communications team and about $30,500 on two large video-display screens and related equipment to broadcast a City Commission meeting about the Trayvon Martin case, records show. The Sony JumboTron,...
  • Willis Edwards dies at 66; L.A. civil rights activist

    Willis Edwards dies at 66; L.A. civil rights activist
    Willis Edwards, a civil rights and political activist in Los Angeles' African American community and the former leader of the Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the NAACP who was a controversial force behind its entertainment industry Image Awards, has...
  • H.H. Brookins dies at 86; pastor was influential black leader

    H.H. Brookins dies at 86; pastor was influential black leader
    The Rev. Hamel Hartford Brookins, an influential bishop and former pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles who became a political power broker, civil rights leader and mentor to former Mayor Tom Bradley, the Rev. Jesse...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford

    Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford
    Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
  • Timeline: The Trayvon Martin shooting

    <b>Timeline: </b>The Trayvon Martin shooting
    Feb. 26 Police are called to 1231 Twin Trees Lane, Sanford, after a report of shots fired. They arrive to find Trayvon Martin, 17, shot dead. A press release that night says that "there was an altercation between the two males and shots were fired."...