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  • Tales of lingering spirits

    It's Halloween and time once again to gather family and friends around the fireplace in a darkened room and listen to the retelling of ghost stories while sipping chilled cider. Experts in the field of spectral phenomenon claim that Maryland and...
  • Alex Beam's 'American Crucifixion' takes on early Mormon history

    It didn't last long, but for a short time in the 1840s the Mississippi River town of Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. While most municipalities thrived on trade, Nauvoo's propelling force was something much less tangible: faith. And that would...
  • Jaden Smith to star in film of James McBride's 'The Good Lord Bird'

    Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports. The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...
  • Temple Sinai marks Passover

    Temple Sinai marks Passover
    The Temple Sinai community celebrated the second night of Passover, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt, with a seder Tuesday night at its Glendale social hall. A seder, a ritual meal that translated into...
  • Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit

    Attorneys for city seek dismissal of comfort-women lawsuit
    Attorneys for the city of Glendale asked a federal judge last week to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the city that calls for the removal of a local statue honoring women forced to work as sex slaves for the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II....
  • Elderly Sisters Who Refused To Pay Their Taxes Won Victory For Equal Rights

    Elderly Sisters Who Refused To Pay Their Taxes Won Victory For Equal Rights
    GLASTONBURY — When many people reach their 70s, they retire from jobs, perhaps move to Florida or Arizona or spend their days taking care of their grandchildren. In the 1870s, the Smith sisters Abby and Julia were enjoying their golden years...
  • Women inspired to take action about trafficking

    Nancy Colman, an attorney from Boca Raton, was visibly shaken upon hearing that Katariina "Kat" Rosenblatt was first "recruited" into sex trafficking at JFK Middle School in North Miami Beach. Colman said: "That's where I went to middle school. It was...
  • Passover and Easter are both holidays of hope -- and promise

    Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder--the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will not...
  • Chocolate-themed Seder will focus on contemporary slavery

    Chocolate-themed Seder will focus on contemporary slavery
    A Passover Seder in Boca Raton will unveil a connection between chocolate and slavery, a relationship unfamiliar to many people with a sweet tooth. More than 200 women are expected at the first Jewish Women's Chocolate Seder Wednesday at Temple Beth El....
  • Letters to Travel: Brazil and slavery

    Vincent Bevins wrote that, "São Paulo was built by immigrants from Italy, Japan, Portugal and Lebanon, among others..." ["Culture by Day, Partying by Night," March 30]. That is quite an interesting tidbit about the place that received the majority of...
  • Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

    Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd never been to South Carolina, but I've read glowing dispatches from friends and colleagues for years. Southern...
  • 'Frozen' Trumps 'Anchorman 2′ to Keep No. 1 Spot on Home Video Sales Charts

    Paramount's "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" gave it a good try, but the sequel to the 2004 comedy about a full-of-himself San Diego newscaster couldn't topple Walt Disney's "Frozen" from the top of the national home video sales charts for the week...