| Nov 20, 2010
The Burbank Civitan Club held its installation of officers on Oct. 2 at the Burbank Holiday Inn. The officers were installed for a second term by Civitan Lt. Gov. Sandy Lucas. They are President David Holland, President-Elect Randy Garcia, Secretary...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 6:00 PM
It is a story that has received national attention: the state of Michigan, declaring an Emergency Financial Manager, in charge of Benton Harbor. Now, a civil rights activist is calling for federal intervention.
Benton Harbor is a financially troubled...
| Aug 26, 2009
If you regularly use a Blackberry or other small electronic gadget, you may suffer from "computer vision syndrome," a cluster of symptoms including headaches or neck aches, dry, irritated eyes, sensitivity to light, and blurred or double vision.
| Feb 7, 2010
The year 1968 was a transformative one in American history, marred by the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, bringing new dimension to the long-running civil rights struggle. "After 1968," a traveling exhibit on view at the...
| Jan 29, 2010
Paul R. Jones, a collector of African American art who donated troves of works to universities in Delaware and Alabama, has died. He was 81.
Jones died in Atlanta on Tuesday after a brief illness, said University of Alabama spokeswoman Angie Estes. The...
| Nov 12, 2008
Abraham Woods Jr.
Minister led civil rights sit-in
The Rev. Abraham Woods Jr., 80, a founder and longtime president of the Birmingham, Ala., chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Friday of complications of cancer at Princeton...
| Dec 24, 2008
| 9:48 PM
The Rev. James L. Bevel, a fiery top lieutenant of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a force behind civil rights campaigns of the 1960s whose erratic behavior and conviction on incest charges tarnished his legacy, has died. He was 72.
| Jan 12, 2009
Charles Morgan Jr., a civil rights lawyer who challenged the racism of his native South and won numerous landmark cases for equal rights before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Thursday at his home in Destin, Fla. He was 78 and had Alzheimer's disease.
| Apr 30, 2009
Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70.
FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
| Dec 3, 2008
Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
| Jun 25, 2010
Prescott S. Bush Jr.
President George H.W. Bush's brother
Prescott S. Bush Jr., 87, the brother of one U.S. president and another's uncle, died Wednesday in Hingham, Mass., after a long illness, according to his family.
A retired insurance executive,...
| May 24, 2009
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:
Esau I. De la Pena- Hernandez, 25, of La Puente; staff sergeant, Army. De la Pena-Hernandez was one of two soldiers who died May 15 at...